57th Grammy Nominations Announced

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Nominations for the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards have been announced by The Recording Academy and reflected an eclectic mix of the best and brightest in music over the past year, as determined by The Academy’s voting members. “This year’s nominees are a reflection of the music community’s diversity and range of talent, and a testament to The Academy’s voting process,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. “The Recording Academy is pleased to celebrate this talented crop of artists, nominated to receive music’s greatest honor for their contributions to their respective genres. The tone for Music’s Biggest Night has undoubtedly been set, and we look forward to producing one of the most exciting telecasts in GRAMMY history.” The nominations were revealed on a rolling basis throughout the day, starting with four categories on “CBS This Morning,” followed by a series of video announcements posted by a variety of artists and celebrities on Twitter. The day culminated with the unveiling of Album Of The Year nominations on the one-hour entertainment special “A Very GRAMMY Christmas,” which featured performances of holiday classics and current pop songs. The country artist nominations are as follows: Best New Artist:
 Brandy Clark Best Solo Country Artist Performance: Give Me Back My Hometown – Eric Church Invisible – Hunter Hayes Automatic – Miranda Lambert Something In The Water – Carrie Underwood Cop Car – Keith Urban Country Duo/Group Performance: Gentle On My Mind – Band Perry Somethin’ Bad – Miranda Lambert With Carrie Underwood; Day Drinking – Little Big Town Meanwhile Back At Mama’s – Tim McGraw Featuring Faith Hill Raise ‘Em Up – Keith Urban Featuring Eric Church.
 Best Country Song: American Kids – Rodney Clawson, Luke Laird & Shane McAnally, songwriters (Kenny Chesney) Automatic – Nicolle Galyon, Natalie Hemby & Miranda Lambert, songwriters (Miranda Lambert) Give Me Back My Hometown – Eric Church & Luke Laird, songwriters (Eric Church) I’m Not Gonna Miss You – Glen Campbell & Julian Raymond, songwriters (Glen Campbell) Meanwhile Back At Mama’s – Tom Douglas, Jaren Johnston & Jeffrey Steele, songwriters (Tim McGraw Featuring Faith Hill) The Best Country Album: RISER – Dierks Bentley THE OUTSIDERS – Eric Church 12 STORIES – Brandy Clark PLATINUM – Miranda Lambert THE WAY I’M LIVIN’ – Lee Ann Womack This year’s GRAMMY Awards process registered more than 20,000 submissions over a 12-month eligibility period (Oct. 1, 2013 – Sept. 30, 2014). GRAMMY ballots for the final round of voting will be mailed on Dec. 17 to The Recording Academy’s voting members. Ballots are due back to the accounting firm of Deloitte by Jan. 16, 2015, when they will be tabulated and the results kept secret until the 57th GRAMMY Awards broadcast. The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be held Feb. 8, 2015, at Staples Center in Los Angeles and broadcast live in high-definition TV and 5.1 surround sound on CBS from 8–11:30 p.m. (ET/PT). For updates and breaking news, visit The Recording Academy’s social networks on Twitter and Facebook.

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