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Country Music Grammy Nominees of 2017 and Their Reactions!


The 59th Annual Grammy Awards will certainly one you don’t want to miss. The last time TWO country music artists were nominated for the “Best New Artist” category was over a decade ago. Maren Morris is already shocked by the amount of success she already has received this year, including winning the new artist CMA award. Now, without much surprise, she has been nominated for four different categories, announced Tuesday morning, December 6th. Maren posted a recent Instagram photo of her holding a bottle of champagne, captioned,

“When you ugly cry but it doesn't matter because you're a Grammy nom.”

Kelsea Ballerini, not falling far behind, takes the other country spot in the Best New Artist category. Ballerini’s quickly rising success is the reason behind this well-deserved nomination. She posted a photo of her fifteen-year-old self holding a Grammy. Her caption was-

“I was 15 the first time I saw a Grammy. It was in a studio I was recording some of my first demos in. I remember asking if I could hold it, being it's biggest fan, and knowing how important it was. I wish I could go back and tell that 15 year old starry eyed girl that she'd be nominated a few years later. #BestNewArtist.”

Keith urban was nominated for three categories, and reacted by saying,

“I’m totally blown away with these nominations. Making RIPCORD was really a collaborative labor of love both for the music and all the people that helped me bring my vision to life. – KU.”

Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood, Brothers Osborne, Dierks Bentley, Chris young, and Dolly Parton are also up for major awards. See the full list of country music Grammy Nominees below. The 59th Annual Grammy Awards will air live on CBS on February 12th, 2017.

2017 Grammy Nominees (Country):

Album of the Year

Adele, 25

Beyonce, Lemonade

Purpose, Justin Bieber, Purpose

Drake, Views

Sturgill Simpson, A Sailor’s Guide to Earth

Best New Artist

Kelsea Ballerini

The Chainsmokers

Chance the Rapper

Maren Morris

Anderson .Paak

Best Country Album

Brandy Clark, Big Day in a Small Town

Loretta Lynn, Full Circle

Maren Morris, Hero

Sturgill Simpson, A Sailor’s Guide to Earth

Keith Urban, Ripcord

Best Country Song (Awarded to Songwriters)

Keith Urban, “Blue Ain’t Your Color” (Clint Lagerberg, Hillary Lindsey & Steven Lee Olsen)

Thomas Rhett, “Die a Happy Man” (Sean Douglas, Thomas Rhett & Joe Spargur)

Tim McGraw, “Humble and Kind” (Lori McKenna)

Maren Morris, “My Church” (busbee, Maren Morris)

Miranda Lambert, “Vice” (Miranda Lambert, Shane McAnally & Josh Osborne)

Best Country Solo Performance

Brandy Clark, “Love Can Go to Hell”

Miranda Lambert, “Vice”

Marin Morris, “My Church”

Carrie Underwood, “Church Bells”

Keith Urban, “Blue Ain’t Your Color”

Best Country Duo / Group Performance

Dierks Bentley With Elle King, “Different for Girls”

Brothers Osborne, “21 Summer”

Kenny Chesney With Pink, “Setting the World on Fire”

Pentatonix With Dolly Parton, “Jolene”

Chris Young With Cassadee Pope, “Think of You”

Best Americana Album

The Avett Brothers, True Sadness

William Bell, This Is Where I Live

Kris Kristofferson, The Cedar Creek Sessions

Lori McKenna, The Bird & the Rifle

The Time Jumpers, Kid Sister

Best American Roots Song (Awarded to Songwriters)

Robbie Fulks,”Alabama at Night” (Robbie Fulks)

Jack White, “City Lights” (Jack White)

Roddie Romero and the Hub City All-Stars,”Gulfstream” (Eric Adcock and Roddie Romero)

The Time Jumpers,”Kid Sister,” (Vince Gill)

Lori McKenna,”Wreck You” (Lori McKenna and Felix McTeigue)

Best American Roots Performance

The Avett Brothers, “Ain’t No Man”

Blind Boys of Alabama, “Mother’s Children Have a Hard Tim”

Rhiannon Giddens, “Factory Girl”

Sarah Jarosz, “House of Mercy”

Lori McKenna, “Wreck You”


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