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Country’s 2018 Grammy Award Nominees


The nominees for the 2018 Grammy Awards were announced with some of country music’s biggest stars leading the way in the genre. Chris Stapleton, who has been no stranger to awards shows, is back with a nod in country’s Album, Song and Solo Performance categories. Allison Krauss received a nomination in the Country Solo Performance for “Losing You” and one for American Roots Performance with “I Never Cared For You,” both from her solo Windy City album. Reba McEntire is a nominee in a non-country category with her nomination for Best Roots Gospel Album with Sing It Now: Songs of Faith & Hope.

Country music didn’t receive any representation in what are the four biggest categories – Album, Song, Record and Best New Artist of the Year.

The 60th annual Grammy Awards will take place on Sunday, January 28 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The show will be hosted by James Corden and broadcast live on the CBS network.

Nominees representing country music and a link to all of the 2018 Grammy nominees below.

2018 Grammy Nominees (Country):

Best Country Album
Kenny Chesney, Cosmic Hallelujah
Lady Antebellum, Heart Break
Little Big Town, The Breaker
Thomas Rhett, Life Changes
Chris Stapleton, From A Room: Vol. 1

Best Country Song (Awarded to Songwriters)
Little Big Town, “Better Man”
Sam Hunt, “Body Like a Back Road”
Chris Stapleton, “Broken Halos”
Midland, “Drinkin’ Problem”
Miranda Lambert, “Tin Man”

Best Country Solo Performance
Sam Hunt, “Body Like a Back Road”
Alison Krauss, “Losing You”
Miranda Lambert, “Tin Man”
Maren Morris, “I Could Use a Love Song”
Chris Stapleton, “Either Way”

Best Country Duo / Group Performance
Brothers Osborne, “It Ain’t My Fault”
Zac Brown Band, “My Old Man”
Lady Antebellum, “You Look Good”
Little Big Town, “Better Man”
Midland, “Drinkin’ Problem”

Best Americana Album
Gregg Allman, Southern Blood
Brent Cobb, Shine on Rainy Day
Iron & Wine, Beast Epic
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, The Nashville Sound
The Mavericks, Brand New Day

Best American Roots Song (Awarded to Songwriters)
David Rawlings, “Cumberland Gap”
The Mavericks, “I Wish You Well”
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, “If We Were Vampires”
Rodney Crowell Feat. Rosanne Cash and John Paul White, “It Ain’t Over Yet”
Gregg Allman, “My Only True Friend”

Best American Roots Performance
Alabama Shakes, “Killer Diller Blues”
Blind Boys Of Alabama, “Let My Mother Live”
Glen Campbell, “Arkansas Farmboy”
Leonard Cohen, “Steer Your Way”
Alison Krauss, “I Never Cared For You”

Best Bluegrass Album
Fiddler’s Dream — Michael Cleveland
Laws Of Gravity — The Infamous Stringdusters
Original — Bobby Osborne
Universal Favorite — Noam Pikelny
All The Rage – In Concert Volume One [Live] — Rhonda Vincent And The Rage

Best Roots Gospel Album
The Best of the Collingsworth Family — Volume 1, The Collingsworth Family
Give Me Jesus, Larry Cordle
Resurrection, Joseph Habedank
Sing It Now: Songs of Faith & Hope, Reba McEntire
Hope for All Nations, Karen Peck & New River

For a complete list of all of the 2018 Grammy nominees (click here).

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