December 7.2015 – Country Grammy Nominees 2015 Announced Today!!!

Sam Hunt, Chris Stapleton, and Meghan Trainor landed Grammy nominations in major categories on Monday morning (Dec. 7).Hunt and Trainor will compete for Best New Artist, while Stapleton’s Traveller is up for Album of the Year.

Hunt’s Montevallo and Stapleton’s Traveller are joined by Little Big Town’s Painkiller, Ashley Monroe’s The Blade and Kacey Musgraves’ Pageant Material in the Best Country Album category.

In addition, “Girl Crush” is nominated in the overall Song of the Year category, an award that is presented to songwriters. Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna and Liz Rose – also known as the Love Junkies — are the writers of “Girl Crush.”

In the category of Best Country Solo Performance, nominees are: Cam’s “Burning House,” Stapleton’s “Traveller,” Carrie Underwood’s “Little Toy Guns,” Keith Urban’s “John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16” and Lee Ann Womack’s “Chances Are.”

Nominees for Best Country Duo/Group Performance are: Brothers Osborne’s “Stay a Little Longer,” Joey + Rory’s “If I Needed You,” Charles Kelley, Dierks Bentley and Eric Paslay’s “The Driver,” Little Big Town’s “Girl Crush” and Blake Shelton and Ashley Monroe’s “Lonely Tonight.”

Contenders for Best Country Song are: “Chances Are” (written by Hayes Carll), “Diamond Rings and Old Barstools” (written by Barry Dean, Luke Laird and Jonathan Singleton), “Girl Crush,” “Hold My Hand” (written by Brandy Clark and Mark Stephen Jones), and “Traveller” (written by Chris Stapleton).

Final-round Grammy ballots will be mailed Dec. 16 and awards will be presented Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, live from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles and broadcast on CBS

Country Categories

Best Country Album

Montevallo, Sam Hunt
Pain Killer, Little Big Town
The Blade, Ashley Monroe
Pageant Material, Kacey Musgraves
Traveller, Chris Stapleton

Best Country Song (Awarded to Songwriters)

“Chances Are,” Lee Ann Womack
“Diamond Rings and Old Barstools,” Tim McGraw feat. Catherine Dunn
“Girl Crush,” Little Big Town
“Hold My Hand,” Brandy Clark
“Traveller,” Chris Stapleton

Best Country Solo Performance

“Burning House,” Cam
“Traveller,” Chris Stapleton
“Little Toy Guns,” Carrie Underwood
“John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16,” Keith Urban
“Chances Are,” Lee Ann Womack

Best Country Duo / Group Performance

“Stay a Little Longer,” Brothers Osborne
“If I Needed You,” Joey + Rory
“The Driver,” Charles Kelley, Dierks Bentley and Eric Paslay
“Girl Crush,” Little Big Town
“Lonely Tonight,” Blake Shelton feat. Ashley Monroe

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