Taylor Swift will compete for top overall Album and Kacey Musgraves will compete for top overall New Artist at Sunday’s (January 26) 56th Annual Grammy Awards, airing on CBS from Los Angeles. The country nominees:
• Favorite Solo Country Performance: Lee Brice, I Drive Your Truck; Hunter Hayes, I Want Crazy; Miranda Lambert, Mama’s Broken Heart; Darius Rucker, Wagon Wheel; Blake Shelton, Mine Would Be You
• Best Country Album: Jason Aldean, Night Train; Tim McGraw, Two Lanes Of Freedom; Kacey Musgraves, Same Trailer, Different Park; Blake Shelton, Based On A True Story; Taylor Swift, Red
• Best Country Duo or Group Performance: Civil Wars, From This Valley; Kelly Clarkson w/ Vince Gill, Don’t Rush; Little Big Town, Your Side Of The Bed; Tim McGraw/Taylor Swift/Keith Urban, Highway Don’t Care; Kenny Rogers/Dolly Parton, You Can’t Make Old Friends
• Best Country Song: Lee Brice’s I Drive Your Truck; Taylor Swift’s Begin Again; Miranda Lambert’s Mama’s Broken Heart; Kacey Musgraves’ Merry Go ‘Round; Blake Shelton’s Mine Would Be You.
… Country performers will include Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, Kacey Musgraves, Hunter Hayes, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson and Merle Haggard.
…Kris Kristofferson will be honored Saturday (January 25) with the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, while Dolly Parton’s Jolene will be inducted to the Grammy Hall of Fame.