Maren Morris earned the most Country Grammy nominations with a total of four, followed by Keith Urban with three nods, it was announced yesterday (Tuesday, December 6th). Maren's four nominations include all-genre Best New Artist, Best Country Album, Best Country Song and Best Country Solo Performance. Keith garnered nods for Best Country Album, Best Country Solo Performance and Best Country Song.

Here is the list of Country Grammy nominees: Album of the Year Adele, 25 Beyonce, Lemonade Justin Bieber, Purpose Drake, Views Sturgill Simpson, A Sailor’s Guide to Earth

Best New Artist Kelsea Ballerini The Chainsmokers Chance the Rapper Maren Morris Anderson .Paak

Best Country Album Brandy Clark, Big Day in a Small Town Loretta Lynn, Full Circle Maren Morris, Hero Sturgill Simpson, A Sailor’s Guide to Earth Keith Urban, Ripcord

Best Country Song (Awarded to Songwriters) Keith Urban, “Blue Ain’t Your Color” (Clint Lagerberg, Hillary Lindsey & Steven Lee Olsen) Thomas Rhett, “Die a Happy Man” (Sean Douglas, Thomas Rhett & Joe Spargur) Tim McGraw, “Humble and Kind” (Lori McKenna) Maren Morris, “My Church” (busbee, Maren Morris) Miranda Lambert, “Vice” (Miranda Lambert, Shane McAnally & Josh Osborne)

Best Country Solo Performance Brandy Clark, “Love Can Go to Hell” Miranda Lambert, “Vice” Marin Morris, “My Church” Carrie Underwood, “Church Bells” Keith Urban, “Blue Ain’t Your Color”

Best Country Duo / Group Performance Dierks Bentley With Elle King, “Different for Girls” Brothers Osborne, “21 Summer” Kenny Chesney With Pink, “Setting the World on Fire” Pentatonix With Dolly Parton, “Jolene” Chris Young With Cassadee Pope, “Think of You”

Best Americana Album The Avett Brothers, True Sadness William Bell, This Is Where I Live Kris Kristofferson, The Cedar Creek Sessions Lori McKenna, The Bird & the Rifle The Time Jumpers, Kid Sister

Best American Roots Song (Awarded to Songwriters) Robbie Fulks,”Alabama at Night” (Robbie Fulks) Jack White, “City Lights” (Jack White) Roddie Romero and the Hub City All-Stars,”Gulfstream” (Eric Adcock and Roddie Romero) The Time Jumpers,”Kid Sister,” (Vince Gill) Lori McKenna,”Wreck You” (Lori McKenna and Felix McTeigue)

Best American Roots Performance The Avett Brothers, “Ain’t No Man” Blind Boys of Alabama, “Mother’s Children Have a Hard Tim” Rhiannon Giddens, “Factory Girl” Sarah Jarosz, “House of Mercy” Lori McKenna, “Wreck You”

The 59th annual Grammy Awards will be held in Los Angeles on February 12th and air live on CBS.

Artist reaction:

Maren Morris: “I've grown up watching the GRAMMYS, and they are such a pinnacle for an artist. I'm so honored to be nominated by my peers who I am so inspired by every day.”

Keith Urban: “It’s 2am and I’m just coming down from a crazy great show overseas. I’m totally blown away with these nominations. Making RIPCORD was really a collaborative labor of love both for the music and all the people that helped me bring my vision to life. I’ll stay up anytime to hear news like this . . . just not sure of how to get to sleep now!!”

Kenny Chesney: “You’re kidding me. That’s fantastic. What a thing, what news to wake up to.”When I heard the song, I knew it was pretty special, but when we got P!NK on there, it was something else. She captures all the emotion, all the joy of being alive, being free and in the moment – and brought everything inside the song to life. I couldn’t be happier this morning, knowing the people who vote for the GRAMMYs heard in that song all the things that I do.”

Kelsea Ballerini (via Twitter): “I was 15 the first time I saw a Grammy. It was in a studio I was recording some of my first demos in. I remember asking if I could hold it, being it's biggest fan, and knowing how important it was. I wish I could go back and tell that 15 year old starry eyed girl that she'd be nominated a few years later. #BestNewArtist @recordingacademy”

Brandy Clark: “I put my whole heart into Big Day in a Small Town, as did all of the co-writers, musicians, and producer Jay Joyce, so for it to be so well-received not only by the fans and press, but now also by the GRAMMYs is a really sweet reward.”

Chris Young: “I am so honored by this morning’s news. Cassadee and I have had such a great time together with this song at radio and on tour. Having it not only go No. 1 but also be nominated for a Grammy is really incredible!”

Cassadee Pope: “This moment is beyond any I could have ever imagined. 'Think Of You' continues to change my life in amazing ways, and I am grateful for everyone who has believed in Chris and me. Thank you to The Recording Academy for this generous nomination!”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. * Denotes required fields.

Note: All comments are held for moderation before being posted.

*

q102

WNIX Radio

97.9 The Beat

wnla