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Country Artists Rack Up Nominations for the 61st Grammy Awards

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Grammy season is right around the corner and some of your favorite country artists may be nominated! Check out the list of country artists that are nominated for the 61st Grammy Awards:


Best Country Solo Performance
“Wouldn’t It Be Great?” — Loretta Lynn
“Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters” — Maren Morris
“Butterflies” — Kacey Musgraves
“Millionaire” — Chris Stapleton
“Parallel Line” — Keith Urban


Best Country Duo/Group Performance
“Shoot Me Straight” — Brothers Osborne
“Tequila” — Dan + Shay
”When Someone Stops Loving You” — Little Big Town
“Dear Hate” — Maren Morris Featuring Vince Gill
“Meant to Be” — Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line


Best Country Song
“Break Up in the End” — Jessie Jo Dillon, Chase McGill & Jon Nite, songwriters (Cole Swindell)
“Dear Hate” — Tom Douglas, David Hodges & Maren Morris, songwriters (Maren Morris Featuring Vince Gill)
“I Lived It” — Rhett Akins, Ross Copperman, Ashley Gorley & Ben Hayslip, songwriters (Blake Shelton)
“Space Cowboy” — Luke Laird, Shane McAnally & Kacey Musgraves, songwriters (Kacey Musgraves)
“Tequila” — Nicolle Galyon, Jordan Reynolds & Dan Smyers, songwriters (Dan + Shay)
“When Someone Stops Loving You” — Hillary Lindsey, Chase McGill & Lori McKenna, songwriters (Little Big Town)


Best Country Album
Unapologetically — Kelsea Ballerini
Port Saint Joe — Brothers Osborne
Girl Going Nowhere — Ashley McBryde
Golden Hour — Kacey Musgraves
From A Room: Volume 2 — Chris Stapleton

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In tears over this. I put every bit of vulnerability, truth, strength, self discovery, and love I had into this record. I’ll never forget when it hit me to make it a chronological story of the journey I had been on the few years prior, and losing sleep over the details and nuances of how to make it flow and feel like I had felt while living out and writing it. It’s been out for over a year, and it’s never been nominated, but the bond it gave you and I was something I hadn’t felt before. To me, that was the award and I had accepted that critically, it didn’t land like it did between us. But, the pinnacle of music lovers and listeners just nominated Unapologetically for a damn GRAMMY. Beaming with gratitude and pride on this. Never ever expected this. I love y’all. What a year. Thank you. To y’all, to everyone who helped me make it, and to the @recordingacademy.

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Beyond the country specific field, a handful of country artists are nominated for some of the biggest awards of the night! Kacey Musgraves is nominated for Album of the Year with Golden Hour, Luke Combs is nominated for Best New Artist, and Willie Nelson is nominated for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album with My Way. For Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, "Say Something" by Justin Timberlake Featuring Chris Stapleton and "The Middle" by Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey are nominated. "The Middle" is also nominated for Record of the Year and Song of the Year.


You can view the full list of Grammy nominees here. The 61st Grammy Awards will air live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 10th at 8pm EST. Tune in and see which of your favorite artists take home a win!

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