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The 2016 Grammy Nominees Have Been Announced

Little Big Town, Jason Isbell, Sam Hunt and Chris Stapleton recieve multiple nominations

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The nominees for the 58th Grammy Awards were announced early this morning.  Chris Stapleton earned four, including one for Album Of The Year in all genres!  Sam Hunt picked up two Grammy nominations, one for Best New Artist in all genres.

The nominees for the country categories are listed below, as well as the all-genre awards that include country performers.  

For the full list of all the nominees for the 58th Grammy Awards (and it's a long list), click here to visit the nominee page on the Grammy website.


Album Of The Year


Chris Stapleton
Dave Cobb & Chris Stapleton, producers; Vance Powell, engineer/mixer; Pete Lyman, mastering engineer
Label: Mercury Nashville


Taylor Swift
Jack Antonoff, Nathan Chapman, Imogen Heap, Max Martin, Mattman & Robin, Ali Payami, Shellback, Taylor Swift, Ryan Tedder & Noel Zancanella, producers; Jack Antonoff, Mattias Bylund, Smith Carlson, Nathan Chapman, Serban Ghenea, John Hanes, Imogen Heap, Sam Holland, Michael Ilbert, Brendan Morawski, Laura Sisk & Ryan Tedder, engineers/mixers; Tom Coyne, mastering engineer
Label: Big Machine Records

Sound & Color

Alabama Shakes
Alabama Shakes & Blake Mills, producers; Shawn Everett, engineer/mixer; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer
Label: ATO Records

To Pimp A Butterfly

Kendrick Lamar
Bilal, George Clinton, James Fauntleroy, Ronald Isley, Rapsody, Snoop Dogg, Thundercat & Anna Wise, featured artists; Taz Arnold, Boi-1Da, Ronald Colson, Larrance Dopson, Flying Lotus, Fredrik "Tommy Black" Halldin, Knxwledge, Koz, Lovedragon, Terrace Martin, Rahki, Sounwave, Tae Beast, Thundercat, Whoarei & Pharrell Williams, producers; Derek "Mixedbyali" Ali, Thomas Burns, James "The White Black Man" Hunt, 9th Wonder & Matt Schaeffer, engineers/mixers; Mike Bozzi, mastering engineer
Label: TDE/Aftermath/Interscope

Beauty Behind The Madness
The Weeknd
Lana Del Rey, Labrinth & Ed Sheeran, featured artists; Dannyboystyles, Ben Diehl, Labrinth, Mano, Max Martin, Stephan Moccio, Carlo Montagnese, Ali Payami, The Pope, Jason Quenneville, Peter Svensson, Abel Tesfaye & Kanye West, producers; Jay Paul Bicknell, Mattias Bylund, Serban Ghenea, Noah Goldstein, John Hanes, Sam Holland, Jean Marie Horvat, Carlo Montagnese, Jason Quenneville & Dave Reitzas, engineers/mixers; Tom Coyne & Dave Kutch, mastering engineers
Label: Republic

Song Of The Year


Girl Crush

Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna & Liz Rose, songwriters (Little Big Town)

Track from: Pain Killer

Label: Capitol Records Nashville

Publisher(s): Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp./Songs Of Crazy Girl Music, Songs of Universal, Inc., Hoodie Songs, HillarodyRathbone Music admin. by BMG Rights Management (US) LLC

Blank Space

Max Martin, Shellback & Taylor Swift, songwriters (Taylor Swift)

Track from: 1989

Label: Big Machine Records

Publisher(s): Sony/ATV Tree Publishing/Taylor Swift Music/MXM admin. by Kobalt Songs Music Publishing, Inc.


Kendrick Duckworth, Mark Anthony Spears & Pharrell Williams, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar)

Track from: To Pimp A Butterfly

Label: TDE/Aftermath/Interscope

Publisher(s): WB Music Corp., TDE Music, Hard Working Black Folks Publishing, EMI Music Inc., More Water From Nazareth, Sounwave TDE Productions, SonyATV

See You Again

 Andrew Cedar, Justin Franks, Charles Puth & Cameron Thomaz, songwriters (Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth)

Track from: Furious 7: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Label: Atlantic

Publisher(s): Artist Publishing Group West/J Franks Publishing/Andrew Cedar Publishing admin. by WB Music Corp./Wiz Khalifa Publishing admin. by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp./Charlie Puth Music Publishing/Artist 101 Publishing Group admin. by Warner Chappell Music, Universal Pictures Music, UPG Music Publishing

Thinking Out Loud

 Ed Sheeran & Amy Wadge, songwriters (Ed Sheeran)

Track from: X

Label: Atlantic
Publisher(s): Sony/ATV Music Publishing/BDi Music Limited

Best New Artist


Courtney Barnett


James Bay


Sam Hunt


Tori Kelly


Meghan Trainor

Best Country Solo Performance

"Burning House"
Track from: Welcome To Cam Country
Label: Sony Music Entertainment

Chris Stapleton
Track from: Traveller
Label: Mercury Nashville

"Little Toy Guns"
Carrie Underwood
Track from: Greatest Hits: Decade #1Label: 19 Recordings/Arista Nashville

"John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16"

 Keith Urban

Label: Capitol Records Nashville

"Chances Are"

 Lee Ann Womack

Track from: The Way I'm Livin'

Label: Sugar Hill Records

Best Country Duo/Group Performance

"Stay A Little Longer" 

Brothers Osborne

Track From: Pawn Shop Guitar

Label: EMI Records Nashville

"If I Needed You"


Track from: Country Classics

Label: Gaither Music Group

"The Driver"

 Charles Kelley, Dierks Bentley & Eric Paslay

Label: Capitol Records Nashville

"Girl Crush"


Little Big Town

Track from: Pain Killer

Label: Capitol Records Nashville

"Lonely Tonight"

Blake Shelton Featuring Ashley Monroe

Label: Warner Bros

Best Country Song


"Chances Are"

 Hayes Carll, songwriter (Lee Ann Womack)

Track from: The Way I'm Livin'

Label: Sugar Hill Records

Publisher(s): Highway 87 Music admin. by BMG/Chrysalis

"Diamond Rings And Old Barstools"

 Barry Dean, Luke Laird & Jonathan Singleton, songwriters (Tim McGraw)

Track from: Sundown Heaven Town

Label: Big Machine Records/McGraw Music

Publisher(s): Songs of Universal, Inc./Creative Nation Music/Twangin and Slangin Songs/Country Paper/Pulse Nation/BMG Gold Songs /Glassbean/We Jam Writers Group

"Girl Crush"
Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna & Liz Rose, songwriters (Little Big Town)

Track from: Pain Killer

Label: Capitol Records Nashville

Publisher(s): Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp./Songs Of Crazy Girl Music, Songs of Universal, Inc., Hoodie Songs, HillarodyRathbone Music admin. by BMG Rights Management (US) LLC

"Hold My Hand"

 Brandy Clark & Mark Stephen Jones, songwriters (Brandy Clark)Track from: 12 Stories

Label: Warner Bros Records

Publisher(s): Songs of Parallel/Vista Loma Music admin. by Amplified Administration and Harlan Howard Songs

Chris Stapleton, songwriter (Chris Stapleton)
Track from: Traveller
Label: Mercury Nashville
Publisher(s): WB Music Corp./Ken Tucky Music

Best Country Album



 Sam Hunt

Label: MCA Nashville

Pain Killer

Little Big Town

Label: Capitol Records Nashville

The Blade

Ashley Monroe

Label: Warner Bros.

Pageant Material

Kacey Musgraves

Label: Mercury Nashville


Chris Stapleton

Label: Mercury Records


Best American Roots Song

"All Night Long"

Raul Malo, songwriter (The Mavericks)

Track from: Mono

Label: The Valory Music Co.; Publisher(s): Big Machine Music/Raul Malo Music

"The Cost Of Living"

Don Henley & Stan Lynch, songwriters (Don Henley & Merle Haggard)

Track from: Cass County

Label: Capitol Records

Publisher(s): Wisteria Music (GMR) admin. by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp./Matanzas Music


Chris Eldridge, Paul Kowert, Noam Pikelny, Chris Thile & Gabe Witcher, songwriters (Punch Brothers)

Track from: The Phosphorescent Blues

Label: Nonesuch

Publisher(s): Chris Thile Music, Money Baby Music, Noam Tunes, Silver Hammer Music, Paul Kowert

"The Traveling Kind"

Cory Chisel, Rodney Crowell & Emmylou Harris, songwriters (Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell)

Track from: The Traveling Kind

Label: Nonesuch

Publisher(s): Criterion Music o/b/o Coolwell Music/Almo Music Corp. o/b/o Poodlebone Music/Chisel Publishing

"24 Frames"

Jason Isbell, songwriter (Jason Isbell)

Track from: Something More Than Free

Label: Southeastern Records

Publisher(s): Songs Of Emchant

Best Americana Album

The Firewatcher's Daughter

Brandi Carlile

Label: ATO Records

The Traveling Kind

Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell

Label: Nonesuch

Something More Than Free

Jason Isbell

Label: Southeastern Records


The Mavericks

Label: The Valory Music Co.

The Phosphorescent Blues

Punch Brothers

Label: Nonesuch


Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media

Empire: Season 1

(Various Artists)

Label: Republic Records

Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me

(Various Artists)
Label: Columbia

Fifty Shades Of Grey

(Various Artists)

Label: Big Machine Records

Pitch Perfect 2

(Various Artists)

Label: Universal Music Enterprises/Republic Records


(Various Artists)

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