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2013 Grammy Nominees Announced

Nominations for the 55th annual Grammy Awards were announced last night as part of an hour-long CBS television special, broadcast live for the first time ever from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn.  Hosted by Taylor Swift and LL Cool J, the 5th annual “Grammy Nominations Concert Live!! – Countdown to Music’s Biggest Night” featured an eclectic mix of performances from the year’s top artists, including Maroon 5, fun., Luke Bryan, The Band Perry and Dierks Bentley.

Hunter Hayes, who released his debut album last October, scored his first three nominations.  The recently CMA-awarded newcomer tied former tourmate Taylor Swift with more nods than any other country act.

The 2013 Grammy Awards will air on February 10, 2013 at 8PM ET on CBS.  Categories featuring country and Americana nominees are listed below.  The full list can be found at Grammy.com.

Best Country Solo Performance
Dierks Bentley, ‘Home’
Eric Church, ‘Springsteen’
Ronnie Dunn, ‘Cost of Livin”
Hunter Hayes, ‘Wanted’
Blake Shelton, ‘Over’
Carrie Underwood, ‘Blown Away’

Best Country Duo/Group Performance
Eli Young Band, ‘Even If It Breaks Your Heart’
Little Big Town, ‘Pontoon’
Taylor Swift and the Civil Wars, ‘Safe & Sound’
The Time Jumpers, ‘On the Outskirts of Town’
Don Williams (Feat. Alison Krauss), ‘I Just Come Here For the Music

Best Country Song

“Blown Away,” Josh Kear & Chris Tompkins, songwriters (performed by Carrie Underwood)
“Cost Of Livin’,” Phillip Coleman & Ronnie Dunn, songwriters (performed by Ronnie Dunn)
“Even If It Breaks Your Heart,” Will Hoge & Eric Paslay, songwriters (performed by Eli Young Band)
“So You Don’t Have To Love Me Anymore,” Jay Knowles & Adam Wright, songwriters (performed by Alan Jackson)
“Springsteen,” Eric Church, Jeff Hyde & Ryan Tyndell, songwriters (performed by Eric Church)

Best Country Album

Zac Brown Band, ‘Uncaged
Hunter Hayes, ‘Hunter Hayes’
Jamey Johnson, ‘Living For a Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran’
Miranda Lambert, ‘Four the Record’
The Time Jumpers, ‘The Time Jumpers’

Record of the Year
The Black Keys, ‘Lonely Boy’
Kelly Clarkson, ‘Stronger’
Fun. (Feat. Janelle Monae), ‘We Are Young’
Gotye (Feat. Kimbra), ‘Somebody That I Used to Know’
Frank Ocean, ‘Thinking About You’
Taylor Swift, ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together’

Song Of The Year:
“The A Team” — Ed Sheeran, songwriter (Ed Sheeran)
“Adorn” — Miguel Pimentel, songwriter (Miguel)
“Call Me Maybe” — Tavish Crowe, Carly Rae Jepsen & Josh Ramsay, songwriters (Carly Rae Jepsen)
“Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” — Jörgen Elofsson, David Gamson, Greg Kurstin & Ali Tamposi, songwriters (Kelly Clarkson)
“We Are Young” — Jack Antonoff, Jeff Bhasker, Andrew Dost & Nate Ruess, songwriters (Fun. featuring Janelle Monáe)

Best New Artist
Alabama Shakes
Fun.
Hunter Hayes
The Lumineers
Frank Ocean

Best Americana Album

The Avett Brothers, ‘The Carpenter’
John Fullbright, ‘From the Ground Up’
The Lumineers, ‘The Lumineers’
Mumford & Sons, ‘Babel’
Bonnie Raitt, ‘Slipstream’

Best Bluegrass Album

Dailey & Vincent, ‘The Gospel Side Of’
The Grascals, ‘Life Finds a Way’
Noam Pikelny, ‘Beat the Devil and Carry a Rail’
Special Consensus, ‘Scratch Gravel Road’
Steep Canyon Rangers, ‘Nobody Knows You’

Best Song Written for Visual Media
Arcade Fire, ‘Abraham’s Daughter’ (From ‘The Hunger Games’)
Birdy and Mumford & Sons, ‘Learn Me Right’ (From ‘Brave’)
Katharine McPhee and Megan Hilty, ‘Let Me Be Your Star (From ‘Smash’)
Jason Segal and Walter, ‘Man or Muppet’ (From ‘The Muppets’)
Taylor Swift and the Civil Wars, ‘Safe & Sound’ (From ‘The Hunger Games’)

 

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