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The 2021 GRAMMY Nominees Announced

This morning The Recording Academy announced the nominees for the 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards which will take place on January 31st, 2021 on CBS.

GRAMMY Nominees 2021

 

While it is obvious that the live music industry has taken a huge hit during this tumultuous year, one thing that fans have been able to count on is new music being released each and every Friday of this crazy time. Announced this morning are the nominees for the 2021 Grammy awards and the country music nominees are below.

Ingrid Andress ties Miranda Lambert and leads the pack with three nominations each, including the coveted Best New Artist, Best Country Song for “More Hearts Than Mine”, and Best Country Album Lady Like for Andress as well as Best Country Album Wildcard, Best Country Solo Performance for “Bluebird”, and Best Country Song “Bluebird”.

In a time when the country radio charts haven’t exactly reflected the amount of incredible music being created by female artists, it is surprising and exciting that all five nominees for Best Country Album are females, Ingrid Andress, Brandy Clark, Miranda Lambert, Ashley McBryde, and Little Big Town which is fronted by Karen Fairchild and Kimberly Schlapman.

Tune in on January 31st on CBS at 8 PM to see who wins and find the full list of country categories below.

 

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.

INGRID ANDRESS
PHOEBE BRIDGERS
CHIKA
NOAH CYRUS
D SMOKE
DOJA CAT
KAYTRANADA
MEGAN THEE STALLION

Best Country Album
For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new country recordings.

LADY LIKE
Ingrid Andress

YOUR LIFE IS A RECORD
Brandy Clark

WILDCARD
Miranda Lambert

NIGHTFALL
Little Big Town

NEVER WILL
Ashley McBryde

 

Best Country Solo Performance
For new vocal or instrumental solo country recordings.

Stick That In Your Country Song
Eric Church

WHO YOU THOUGHT I WAS
Brandy Clark

WHEN MY AMY PRAYS
Vince Gill

BLACK LIKE ME
Mickey Guyton

BLUEBIRD
Miranda Lambert

 

Best Country Duo/Group Performance
For new vocal or instrumental duo/group or collaborative country recordings.

ALL NIGHT
Brothers Osborne

10,000 HOURS
Dan + Shay & Justin Bieber

OCEAN
Lady A

SUGAR COAT
Little Big Town

SOME PEOPLE DO
Old Dominion

 

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.

BLUEBIRD
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)

 

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To keep up with The Recording Academy follow them on Twitter and Facebook.

 

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Nash FM Stage 17: Midland

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Kicking off their epic Grammy weekend, Nash FM Hackensack Meridian Health Stage 17 hosted two-time nominees, Midland.  The band made up of Mark, Cameron and Jess took the stage in their signature outfits to play songs from their debut album On The Rocks.

“We’re going to put you right in the middle of a west Texas honky tonk,” the lead singer says before they kicked off their set with “Check Cashin’ Country”. The trio sang “Burn Out” as well as their current single, “Make A Little” and talked about what an honor it is to be nominated for not one, but two Grammy awards.  “We take great pride in being able to write, record, and perform our songs live and to be recognized and validated by our heroes, it’s really surreal.”

Midland Nash FM Mark Wystrach

Commenting on their “ten-year-overnight success” story, they proudly played their debut single and first number one song, “Drinkin’ Problem” to close out the set. “Follow your heart, put one boot in front of the other and some pretty amazing things can end up happening,” Mark said about their determination in this business.

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Listen to Midland’s debut album On The Rocks below. Be sure to Like Hackensack Meridian Health Stage 17 on Facebook to get a notification everytime they go live and listen to Nash FM 94.7 daily for. your chance to win a seat at these intimate shows.

 

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Maren Morris, Brothers Osborne & Eric Church to Honor Vegas Victims at Grammys 2018

Grammys Vegas Victims Tribute

Maren Morris, Eric Church and Brothers Osborne each took the stage back in the fall in Las Vegas for the Route 91 Festival before tragedy struck when a gunman killed 58 concertgoers and wounded more than 500 on October 1st. All three artists will team up to hit the stage during the 60th Annual Grammy Awards to pay tribute to those lives lost at Route 91 as well as the victims at the bombing in Manchester, England at the Ariana Grande concert.

“Live music events have always provided a safe space for fans to gather in a shared celebration of music,” President/CEO of the Recording Academy, Neil Portnow, said in a statement. “Sadly, that wasn’t always the case this past year. We believe it’s incredibly important to pay tribute to those who lost their lives in these senseless tragedies and to remind musicians and music lovers alike that live music will continue to be a powerful force that unites us all.”

Morris is nominated in the same category she won at last year’s awards, Best Country Solo Performance while Brothers Osborne are up for Best Country Duo/Group Performance.   The 60th Annual Grammy Awards will air live on January 28th on CBS.

 

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