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Lady Antebellum capture six Grammy nominations

Wednesday, December 1, 2010 – Lady Antebellum received six Grammy nominations, including for record of the year, album and country song.

The trio was nominated for best record for "Need You Now." Others nominated were B.o.B., Eminenm with Rihanna, Cee Lo Green and Jay-Z with Alicia Keys.

Lady A's "Need You Now" will go against albums from Eminem, Arcade Fire, Katy Perry and Lady Gaga.

Lady A and Miranda Lambert were nominated for best country song for Need You Now by Dave Haywood, Josh Kear, Charles Kelley, and Hillary Scott and The House that Built Me, written by Tom Douglas and Allen Shamblin (performed by Miranda Lambert) respectively.

Lambert also was nominated for Best Female Vocal Performance for The House That Built Me. Other nominees were Jewel for Satisfied, LeAnn Rimes for Swingin', Carrie Underwood for Temporary Home and Gretchen Wilson for I Love to Be Your Last.

Best Male Country Vocal Performance (For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only)
Macon - Jamey Johnson
Cryin' For Me (Wayman's Song) - Toby Keith
Turning Home - David Nail
'Til Summer Comes Around - Keith Urban
Gettin' You Home - Chris Young

Best Country Collaboration With Vocals:
Bad Angel - Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert and Jamey Johnson
Pride (In The Name Of Love) - Dierks Bentley, Del McCoury and The Punch Brothers
As She's Walking Away - Zac Brown Band and Alan Jackson
Hillbilly Bone - Blake Shelton and Trace Adkins
I Run To You - Marty Stuart and Connie Smith

Best Country Song: (songwriter's award)
The Breath You Take - Casey Beathard, Dean Dillon and Jessie Jo Dillon, songwriters (George Strait)
Free - Zac Brown, songwriter (Zac Brown Band)
The House That Built Me - Tom Douglas and Allen Shamblin, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)
I'd Love To Be Your Last - Rivers Rutherford, Annie Tate and Sam Tate, songwriters (Gretchen Wilson)
If I Die Young - Kimberly Perry, songwriter (The Band Perry)
Need You Now - Dave Haywood, Josh Kear, Charles Kelley and Hillary Scott, songwriters (Lady Antebellum)

Best Country Album:
"Up On The Ridge" - Dierks Bentley
"You Get What You Give" - Zac Brown Band
"The Guitar Song" - Jamey Johnson
"Need You Now" - Lady Antebellum
"Revolution" - Miranda Lambert

Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals (For established duos or groups with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)
Free - Zac Brown Band
Elizabeth - Dailey & Vincent
Need You Now - Lady Antebellum
Little White Church - Little Big Town
Where Rainbows Never Die - The SteelDrivers

Best Country Instrumental Performance (For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, without vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)
Tattoo Of A Smudge - Cherryholmes
Magic #9 - The Infamous Stringdusters
New Chance Blues - Punch Brothers
Willow Creek - Darrell Scott
Hummingbyrd - Marty Stuart

Best Americana Album:
"The List "- Rosanne Cash
"Tin Can Trust "- Los Lobos
"Country Music" - Willie Nelson
"Band Of Joy" - Robert Plant
"You Are Not Alone" - Mavis Staples

Best Bluegrass Album (Vocal or Instrumental)
"Circles Around Me" - Sam Bush
"Mountain Soul II" - Patty Loveless
"Family Circle" - The Del McCoury Band
"Legacy" - Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band
"Reckless" - The SteelDrivers

Best Traditional Folk Album (Vocal or Instrumental)
"Genuine Negro Jig" - Carolina Chocolate Drops
"Onward And Upward" - Luther Dickinson & The Sons Of Mudboy
"Memories Of John" - The John Hartford Stringband
"Maria Muldaur & Her Garden Of Joy" - Maria Muldaur
"Ricky Skaggs Solo: Songs My Dad Loved" -Ricky Skaggs

Best Contemporary Folk Album (Vocal or Instrumental.)
"Love Is Strange - En Vivo Con Tino" - Jackson Browne & David Lindley
"The Age Of Miracles" - Mary Chapin Carpenter
"Somedays The Song Writes You" - Guy Clark
"God Willin' & The Creek Don't Rise" - Ray LaMontagne And The Pariah Dogs
"Dream Attic" - Richard Thompson

The "Crazy Heart' soundtrack was nominated for Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media along with "Glee: The Music, Volume 1," "Treme," "True Blood - Volume 2" and "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse."

In the Best Song Written for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media, nominees included Kiss Like Your First Kiss from"True Blood" by Lucinda Wiliams, songwriter; This City from "Treme" by Steve Earle and The Weary Kind from "Crazy Heart by Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett

In the Best Recording Package category, Chip Taylor's "Yonkers NY" was nominated with Andrew Tarary, art director.

Nominations for Best Historical Album included "The Complete Mother's Best Recordings...Plus!" by Hank Williams and "Not Fade Away: The Complete Studio Recordings and More" by Buddy Holly.

Best Short Form Music Video nominations included Johnny Cash for Ain't No Grave/The Johnny Cash Project.

The Grammy Awards will be held on Feb. 13, 2011 at 8 p.m. eastern/Pacific on CBS.

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Six albums into its career, Lady Antebellum pretty much has the formula down pat. Either Hillary Scott or long and lanky Charles Kelley assumes lead vocals with Dave Haywood also providing vocals plus guitars and mandolin in a bunch of songs easy on the ears with a story often involving a lust for love. The typical song ("Lie With Me," for example) starts with Kelly or Scott taking a stanza, followed by the other with both then tackling the chorus together. This has worked quite well »»»
Golden CD review - Golden
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Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Cantrell continues to satisfy – Laura Cantrell may never be a country star. Not at this stage of her career when she's 50, touring here and there and releasing new music every few years or so. But five albums in, Cantrell continues as a warm, enjoyable and worthy purveyor of her brand of country. That would mean going towards a more traditional side, not rushing the songs... »»»
Concert Review: Not only is Turner traditional, he's popular – Every time Josh Turner reached for some of those wonderful subterranean low notes, which he often pulled out during his enjoyable night show, it was like a superhero applying a superpower. He didn't need this extra advantage to please his audience; he has so many quality songs stockpiled in his catalogue already doing the job.... »»»
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