The 60th Annual GRAMMY nominations have been announced. This year, it’s the hip hop stars with the most nominations. 21 time Grammy winner Jay-Z leads the way with eight nominations, followed by Kendrick Lamar with seven, and Bruno Mars with six noinations.
Country star Chris Stapleton snagged nominations for Best Country Solo Performance, Best Country Song and Best Country Album. Other country stars waking up very happy today with multiple nominations include Lady Antebellum and Little Big Town plus Sam Hunt, Midland and Miranda Lambert.
Maren Morris was flying high when the nominations were announced. She was on a four-and-a-half-hour flight with no WiFi. When her flight landed, Maren learned of the nomination for her latest single, "I Could Use a Love Song." Last year, Maren was nominated for the all-genre Best New Artist Grammy, as well as for Best Country Album for Hero, and Best Country Song for “My Church.” She won a Grammy for Best Country Solo Performance for the same song, and this year, she’s nominated in the same category again. Will Maren make it two in a row? Check out Maren's reaction below.
Best Country Solo Performance (For new vocal or instrumental solo country recordings.)
- “Body Like A Back Road” – Sam Hunt
- “Losing You” – Alison Krauss
- “Tin Man” – Miranda Lambert
- “I Could Use A Love Song” – Maren Morris
- “Either Way” – Chris Stapleton
Best Country Duo/Group Performance (For new vocal or instrumental duo/group or collaborative country recordings.)
- “It Ain't My Fault” – Brothers Osborne
- “My Old Man” – Zac Brown Band
- “You Look Good” – Lady Antebellum
- “Better Man” – Little Big Town
- “Drinkin' Problem” – Midland
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.)
- “Better Man” – Taylor Swift, songwriter (Little Big Town)
- “Body Like A Back Road” – Zach Crowell, Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally & Josh Osborne, songwriters (Sam Hunt)
- “Broken Halos” – Mike Henderson & Chris Stapleton, songwriters (Chris Stapleton)
- “Drinkin’ Problem” – Jess Carson, Cameron Duddy, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne & Mark Wystrach, songwriters (Midland)
- “Tin Man” – Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert & Jon Randall, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)
Best Country Album (For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new country recordings.)
- “Cosmic Hallelujah” – Kenny Chesney
- “Heart Break” – Lady Antebellum
- “The Breaker” – Little Big Town
- “Life Changes” – Thomas Rhett
- “From A Room: Volume 1” – Chris Stapleton
Check out the excitement from some of your favorite country grammy nominees below.
- Kenny Chesney – “People thought I was crazy doing what felt right for the music. But sometimes songs need to be released, or given a video even if they’re not a single, or have the people who’re living the song make the video, he says. “It’s easy to lose track of the music in the marketing and the promotion, but for ‘Cosmic Hallelujah,’ I wanted music to drive the decisions. Right now, I feel that was the right thing to do.”
- Zac Brown Band – “We're grateful to have a song that means so much to us nominated for a GRAMMY this year!”
Who will win? Find out when the 60th annual GRAMMY Awards air live from New York's Madison Square Garden on January 28th, 2018.