GRAMMY'S Preview

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Music’s biggest night is almost here. The 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards are set for Sunday, with a star-studded lineup that’s guaranteed to entertain.

This year’s performers include, Kelsea Ballerini, Sturgill Simpson, Adele, Lukas Graham, Bruno Mars, Anderson.Paak, Katy Perry, and A Tribe Called Quest, with rumors that Beyoncé will turn up as well. In addition, the show will feature some unique collaborations including performances by Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood, Maren Morris with Alicia Keys, Metallica with Lady Gaga, John Legend with Cynthia Erivo and The Weekend and Daft Punk.

The GRAMMYs are also set to pay tribute to Prince and George Michael, who both passed away this year, although so far there’s no word on who’ll be performing during the tributes. The show will also feature a tribute to the Bee Gees and a celebration of the 40thanniversary of “Saturday Night Fever,” featuring performances by Little Big Town, Demi Lovato, Andra Day and Tori Kelly

  • Country music is well represented among this year, with Sturgill, Maren and Kelsea all scoring nods in the major all-genre categories. Sturgill’s “A Sailor's Guide to Earth” is up for the coveted Album of the Year award, while both Maren and Kelsea received a Best New Artist nod, the first time in GRAMMY history that two country artists were nominated in the coveted category at the same time.
  • Overall, Maren has the most nominations for a country artist with four, including nods for Best Country Song and Best Country Solo Performance for “My Church.” Songwriter Lori McKenna is also up for four awards, including Best Country Song for Tim McGraw’s hit “Humble and Kind.”

 

59th Annual GRAMMY Nominations(click here for a complete list)

 

Album Of The Year 

  • “25” — Adele
  • “Lemonade” — Beyoncé
  • “Purpose” — Justin Bieber
  • “Views” — Drake
  • “A Sailor's Guide To Earth” — Sturgill Simpson 

Best New Artist

  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • The Chainsmokers
  • Chance The Rapper
  • Maren Morris
  • Anderson .Paak

Best Country Solo Performance

  • "Love Can Go to Hell” — Brandy Clark
  • "Vice" — Miranda Lambert
  • "My Church" — Maren Morris
  • "Church Bells" — Carrie Underwood
  • "Blue Ain't Your Color" — Keith Urban

Best Country Duo/Group Performance

  • "Different for Girls" — Dierks Bentley featuring Elle King
  • "21 Summer" — Brothers Osborne
  • "Setting the World on Fire" — Kenny Chesney & P!nk
  • "Jolene" — Pentatonix featuring Dolly Parton
  • "Think of You" — Chris Young With Cassadee Pope

Best Country Song

  • "Blue Ain't Your Color" - Clint Lagerberg, Hillary Lindsey & Steven Lee Olsen (Keith Urban)
  • "Die a Happy Man" — Sean Douglas, Thomas Rhett & Joe Spargur (Thomas Rhett)
  • "Humble and Kind” — Lori McKenna (Tim McGraw)
  • "My Church" — busbee & Maren Morris (Maren Morris)
  • "Vice" — Miranda Lambert, Shane McAnally & Josh Osborne, (Miranda Lambert) 

Best Country Album 

  • “Big Day in a Small Town” — Brandy Clark
  • “Full Circle” — Loretta Lynn
  • “Hero” —Maren Morris
  • “A Sailor's Guide to Earth” — Sturgill Simpson
  • “Ripcord” — Keith Urban

Best American Roots Performance

  • "Ain't No Man" —Avett Brothers
  • "Mother's Children Have a Hard Time" — Blind Boys of Alabama
  • "Factory Girl" — Rhiannon Giddens
  • "House Of Mercy" — Sarah Jarosz
  • "Wreck You” — Lori McKenna 

Best American Roots Song

  • "Alabama At Night" — Robbie Fulks (Robbie Fulks)
  • "City Lights” — Jack White (Jack White)
  • "Gulfstream” —Eric Adcock & Roddie Romero (Roddie Romero and the Hub City All-Stars)
  • "Kid Sister” — Vince Gill (The Time Jumpers)
  • "Wreck You" — Lori McKenna, Felix McTeigue (Lori McKenna)

Best Americana Album

  • “True Sadness” — The Avett Brothers
  • “This Is Where I Live” — William Bell
  • The Cedar Creek Sessions” — Kris Kristofferson
  • “The Bird & The Rifle” — Lori McKenna
  • “Kid Sister” — The Time Jumpers

 

Album Of The Year 

  • “25” — Adele
  • “Lemonade” — Beyoncé
  • “Purpose” — Justin Bieber
  • “Views” — Drake
  • “A Sailor's Guide To Earth” — Sturgill Simpson 

Best New Artist

  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • The Chainsmokers
  • Chance The Rapper
  • Maren Morris
  • Anderson .Paak

Best Country Solo Performance

  • "Love Can Go to Hell” — Brandy Clark
  • "Vice" — Miranda Lambert
  • "My Church" — Maren Morris
  • "Church Bells" — Carrie Underwood
  • "Blue Ain't Your Color" — Keith Urban

Best Country Duo/Group Performance

  • "Different for Girls" — Dierks Bentley featuring Elle King
  • "21 Summer" — Brothers Osborne
  • "Setting the World on Fire" — Kenny Chesney & P!nk
  • "Jolene" — Pentatonix featuring Dolly Parton
  • "Think of You" — Chris Young With Cassadee Pope

Best Country Song

  • "Blue Ain't Your Color" - Clint Lagerberg, Hillary Lindsey & Steven Lee Olsen (Keith Urban)
  • "Die a Happy Man" — Sean Douglas, Thomas Rhett & Joe Spargur (Thomas Rhett)
  • "Humble and Kind” — Lori McKenna (Tim McGraw)
  • "My Church" — busbee & Maren Morris (Maren Morris)
  • "Vice" — Miranda Lambert, Shane McAnally & Josh Osborne, (Miranda Lambert) 

Best Country Album 

  • “Big Day in a Small Town” — Brandy Clark
  • “Full Circle” — Loretta Lynn
  • “Hero” —Maren Morris
  • “A Sailor's Guide to Earth” — Sturgill Simpson
  • “Ripcord” — Keith Urban

Best American Roots Performance

  • "Ain't No Man" —Avett Brothers
  • "Mother's Children Have a Hard Time" — Blind Boys of Alabama
  • "Factory Girl" — Rhiannon Giddens
  • "House Of Mercy" — Sarah Jarosz
  • "Wreck You” — Lori McKenna 

Best American Roots Song

  • "Alabama At Night" — Robbie Fulks (Robbie Fulks)
  • "City Lights” — Jack White (Jack White)
  • "Gulfstream” —Eric Adcock & Roddie Romero (Roddie Romero and the Hub City All-Stars)
  • "Kid Sister” — Vince Gill (The Time Jumpers)
  • "Wreck You" — Lori McKenna, Felix McTeigue (Lori McKenna)

Best Americana Album

  • “True Sadness” — The Avett Brothers
  • “This Is Where I Live” — William Bell
  • The Cedar Creek Sessions” — Kris Kristofferson
  • “The Bird & The Rifle” — Lori McKenna
  • “Kid Sister” — The Time Jumpers


rehearses onstage during the 59th GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

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