The 60th Annual GRAMMY Nominations were announced this morning and we have a look at which of your favorite country artists were nominated for the prestigious awards!
“Best Country Album" nods went to Kenny Chesney for Cosmic Hallelujah, Lady Antebellum for Heart Break, Little Big Town for The Breaker, Thomas Rhett for Life Changes, and Chris Stapleton for From A Room: Volume 1.
Our early pick to take this one home is Chris Stapleton. The same album took home top honors at the Country Music Association awards earlier this month. With a distinctly traditional, but still unique, country sound, Stapleton has been credited many times with bringing back old school country music. The industry AND fans alike have taken notice and are quick to appreciate anything he releases.
Next up is the “Best Country Song" category. Nominees include “Better Man" performed by Little Big Town but written by Taylor Swift, Sam Hunt's “Body Like A Back Road," Chris Stapleton, “Broken Halos," Midland's debut single “Drinkin' Problem" and Miranda Lambert's “Tin Man."
This category is a toss up as all the songs are very deserving. Sam Hunt had a massive hit with “Body Like A Back Road" but with its decidedly non-traditional country sound it may not be the favorite amongst voters. Our pick goes to the Taylor Swift penned “Better Man." It's flawless delivery by Little Big Town and Taylor's writing chops make the song absolutely unstoppable.
Additional categories and nominations included:
Best Country Solo Performance
“Body Like A Back Road" - Sam Hunt
“Losing You" - Alison Krauss
“Tin Man" - Miranda Lambert
“I Could Use A Love Song" - Maren Morris
“Either Way – Chris Stapleton
Best Country Duo/Group Performance
“It Ain't My Fault" - Brothers Osborne
“My Old Man" - ZBB
“You Look Good – Lady A
“Better Man" - Little Big Town
“Drinkin' Problem" - Midland
Best Americana Album
Southern Blood, Gregg Allman
Shine On Rainy Day, Brent Cobb
Beast Epic, Iron & Wine
That Nashville Sound, Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit
Brand New Day, The Mavericks
Stay tuned for additional GRAMMYs coverage and predictions! Read the full list of nominees here.