The Recording Academy just revealed the nominees for the upcoming 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards.
Ingrid Andress, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town and Old Dominion were among the top country nominees, which were announced this morning via a global livestream featuring Recording Academy Chair and Interim President/CEO Harvey Mason jr., alongside Regional Mexican singer-songwriter Pepe Aguilar; Nigerian Afropop singer Yemi Alade; GRAMMY Award-winning classical violinist Nicola Benedetti; two-time GRAMMY Award-winning Christian singer Lauren Daigle; current nominee Mickey Guyton; two-time GRAMMY Award-winning recording artist and past GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony® host Imogen Heap; “CBS This Morning” anchor Gayle King; current nominee and two-time GRAMMY Award-winning singer/songwriter Dua Lipa; current nominee Megan Thee Stallion; and “The Talk” host Sharon Osbourne.
“This has been a tough year for our industry but I have witnessed, day after day, the incredible resiliency of the music community,” said Mason. “This year’s nominated recordings are proof that the creative spirit continues to be alive and well, and our nominees are a testament to the passion and perseverance that our community embodies. I’m endlessly amazed that so many music creators continue to use their craft to tell important stories, providing a dynamic soundtrack that both directly impacts and reflects our culture. I truly believe in the power of music, and the 63rd GRAMMYs® will be an opportunity to help us unite, uplift and inspire.”
Country music came up short in the all-genre categories this year, with only one nod (Ingrid Andress holds her own as the only country nominee in the general Best New Artist category).
A list of country, bluegrass and Americana nominees can be seen below. Click HERE to view the full list of nominees in all categories at GRAMMY.com.
Best Country Solo Performance
For new vocal or instrumental solo country recordings.
- Stick That In Your Country Song
- WHO YOU THOUGHT I WAS
- WHEN MY AMY PRAYS
- BLACK LIKE ME
Best Country Duo/Group Performance
For new vocal or instrumental duo/group or collaborative country recordings.
- ALL NIGHT
- 10,000 HOURS
Dan + Shay & Justin Bieber
- SUGAR COAT
Little Big Town
- SOME PEOPLE DO
Best Country Song
A Songwriter(s) Award. A song is eligible if it was first released or if it first achieved prominence during the Eligibility Year. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.
Luke Dick, Natalie Hemby & Miranda Lambert, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)
- THE BONES
Maren Morris, Jimmy Robbins & Laura Veltz, songwriters (Maren Morris)
- CROWDED TABLE
Brandi Carlile, Natalie Hemby & Lori McKenna, songwriters (The Highwomen)
- MORE HEARTS THAN MINE
Ingrid Andress, Sam Ellis & Derrick Southerland, songwriters (Ingrid Andress)
- SOME PEOPLE DO
Jesse Frasure, Shane McAnally, Matthew Ramsey & Thomas Rhett, songwriters (Old Dominion)
Best Country Album
For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new country recordings.
- LADY LIKE
- YOUR LIFE IS A RECORD
Little Big Town
- NEVER WILL
Best New Artist
This category recognizes an artist whose eligibility-year release(s) achieved a breakthrough into the public consciousness and notably impacted the musical landscape.
Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song
This award is given to the artist(s) and songwriter(s) (for new compositions) for the best contemporary Christian music single or track, (including pop, rap/hip-hop, Latin, or rock.
- THE BLESSING (LIVE)
Kari Jobe, Cody Carnes & Elevation Worship; Chris Brown, Cody Carnes, Kari Jobe Carnes & Steven Furtick, songwriters
- SUNDAY MORNING
Lecrae Featuring Kirk Franklin; Denisia Andrews, Jones Terrence Antonio, Saint Bodhi, Brittany Coney, Kirk Franklin, Lasanna Harris, Shama Joseph, Stuart Lowery, Lecrae Moore & Nathanael Saint-Fleur, songwriters
- HOLY WATER
We The Kingdom; Andrew Bergthold, Ed Cash, Franni Cash, Martin Cash & Scott Cash, songwriters
- FAMOUS FOR (I BELIEVE)
Tauren Wells Featuring Jenn Johnson; Chuck Butler, Krissy Nordhoff, Jordan Sapp, Alexis Slifer & Tauren Wells, songwriters
- THERE WAS JESUS
Zach Williams & Dolly Parton; Casey Beathard, Jonathan Smith & Zach Williams, songwriters
Best American Roots Performance
For new vocal or instrumental American Roots recordings. This is for performances in the style of any of the subgenres encompassed in the American Roots Music field including Americana, bluegrass, blues, folk or regional roots. Award to the artist(s).
- DEEP IN LOVE
Bonny Light Horseman
- SHORT AND SWEET
- I’LL BE GONE
Norah Jones & Mavis Staples
- I REMEMBER EVERYTHING
Best American Roots Song
A Songwriter(s) Award. Includes Americana, bluegrass, traditional blues, contemporary blues, folk or regional roots songs. A song is eligible if it was first released or if it first achieved prominence during the Eligibility Year. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.
Laura Rogers & Lydia Rogers, songwriters (The Secret Sisters)
- CEILING TO THE FLOOR
Sierra Hull & Kai Welch, songwriters (Sierra Hull)
Sarah Jarosz, songwriter (Sarah Jarosz)
- I REMEMBER EVERYTHING
Pat McLaughlin & John Prine, songwriters (John Prine)
- MAN WITHOUT A SOUL
Tom Overby & Lucinda Williams, songwriters (Lucinda Williams)
Best Americana Album
For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new vocal or instrumental Americana recordings.
- OLD FLOWERS
Courtney Marie Andrews
- TERMS OF SURRENDER
Hiss Golden Messenger
- WORLD ON THE GROUND
- EL DORADO
- GOOD SOULS BETTER ANGELS
Best Bluegrass Album
For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new vocal or instrumental bluegrass recordings.
- MAN ON FIRE
- TO LIVE IN TWO WORLDS, VOL. 1
- NORTH CAROLINA SONGBOOK
Steep Canyon Rangers
- THE JOHN HARTFORD FIDDLE TUNE PROJECT, VOL. 1