Tanya Tucker leads the list of Country Grammy nominees with four nods, including album of the year for While I'm Livin, her first new album in 17 years. She said, “I wish I had a trampoline to jump on right now! This is just unbelievable. I couldn’t have done this without the fans, (producers) Brandi (Carlile) and Shooter (Jennings), and the whole Tanya Tucker Team. What’s different now more than ever is the fans on social media and streaming made this record an instant success. What just happened, I’d never, ever fathom.”
Ashley McBryde earned two nods for her album track "Girl Goin' Nowhere." She said, “‘Girl Goin’ Nowhere’ is the song that keeps on giving. I was blown away by our first GRAMMY Nomination for Country Album of the Year last year. And now ‘Girl Goin’ Nowhere’ gets two nominations?! Can’t keep her down. That’s the message Jeremy Bussey and I let off the leash. She’s a fighter. I’m so honored and proud to see this song stay alive.”
Blake Shelton was nominated for Best Country Solo Performance for "God's Country." He said, “'God’s Country’ is such a powerful song and I’m so proud to be a part of it. I’m thankful that Devin (Dawson), Michael (Hardy) and Jordan (Schmidt) trusted me with a lyric that has connected so powerfully with so many people.”
Billy Ray Cyrus and Lil Nas X together earned nominations for "Old Town Road (Billy Ray Cyrus Remix)" in the all genre Record Of The Year and Best Music Video categories, as well as Best Pop Duo/Group Performance. Billy Ray said, “I want to thank the fans. This is the people’s record. ‘Old Town Road’ is the people’s song. So much to be thankful for. Truly an honor. It’s a great time to be a singer/songwriter from Flatwoods, Kentucky."
Thomas Rhett is up for Best Country Album for Center Point Road. He said, "I’m completely shocked to be nominated for a Grammy!! This is nuts. Thanks to everyone who worked on Center Point Road with me! I’m so proud of this record and all the hard work that went into it. Thank you Lord! #GRAMMYs"
Brothers Osborne is up for Best Country Duo/Group Performance for "I Don't Remember Me (Before You)." They said, "Huge thanks to @recordingacademy for our 6th Grammy nomination. This (and the rest of them) always came so incredibly unexpected. This song struggled on the chart more than any song we have but we still absolutely love it and believe it is something special. Thanks for reminding us that we’re not (that) crazy."
Little Big Town is nominated for Best Country Duo/Group Performance for "The Daughters." They said, "Overwhelmed with gratitude that 'The Daughters' would be recognized in such a prestigious way. Can’t tell you what this means to us!"
Reba on getting Country Album nod for Stronger Than The Truth: "Thanks to the @recordingacademy for such great news to wake up to this morning! #StrongerThanTheTruth was nominated for #grammys Country Album of the Year. I wanted to go back to my roots and make an album that reminded me of the music I grew up with. Thank you to everyone involved in the making of this album!!!"
Pistol Annies on Country Album nod for Interstate Gospel: "Nearly a decade of friendship, laughs, fights, smiles, sad and happy tears. We are so grateful to the @recordingacademy for nominating #InterstateGospel for Country album of the year. #sisters"
The 62nd Annual Grammy Awards will take place on January 26th at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. It will air live on CBS.