Industry Insider Predicts Grammy Nomination For Swift; Maybe Hayes, McCreery
Taylor Swift's new album, "Red," missed the cut-off date for Grammy consideration, but that doesn't mean she'll be shut out of the event. The singer released her massive crossover hit, "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" in time to be eligible for an award, and one record executive says he believes it could be a contender. S-Curve Records head Steve Greenberg tells RollingStone.com he thinks the song will probably earn a nomination for Record or Song of the Year, or possibly both. And Taylor isn't the only country star Greenberg thinks has a shot at one of the event's top awards. He's says he believes Hunter Hayes or Scotty McCreery have a good chance at a nod for Best New Artist. Greenberg also calls Mumford & Sons' "Babel" "a lock" for Album of the Year.
Taylor will be on hand to help reveal select nominees for the 2013 Grammy Awards as the co-host for "The Grammy Nominations Concert Live - Countdown To Music's Biggest Night." Luke Bryan, Hunter Hayes, Dierks Bentley, and The Band Perry are among the performers for the TV special, which will air live from Nashville on CBS Wednesday night at 10:00 p.m. Eastern.