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Country Music Well Represented at Grammy Awards
Jessica Phillips | December 3, 2009
By now, everyone knows that Taylor Swift and Keith Urban lead the country pack with the most nominations (Taylor Swift has 8 nominations, while Keith Urban has 4 nods). Congratulations to these two for representing country music so well.
Here is a listing of other country music favorites who were nominated for Grammys this year:
Best Pop Collaboration W/ Vocals-Rosanne Cash, "Sea of Heartbreak," featuring Bruce Springsteen
Best New Artist-The Zac Brown Band
Best Pop Collaboration w/Vocals-Willie Nelson, "Baby It's Cold Outside," featuring Norah Jones
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album-Willie Nelson, American Classic
Best Rock Instrumental Performance-Brad Paisley, "Playing With Fire"
Best Southern, Country, Or Bluegrass Gospel Album-The Rock, Tracy Lawrence
Best Americana Album-Willie and The Wheel, Willie Nelson and Asleep at The Wheel
Best Musical Show Album-9 to 5 The Musical, Dolly Parton
Best Song Written For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media-"The Climb," Jessi Alexander & Jon Mabe
Best Long Form Music Video-Johnny Cash's America, Johnny Cash
Best Long Form Music Video-Love, Pain, and The Whole Crazy World Tour Live, Keith Urban
Best Female Country Vocal Performance
Miranda Lambert-"Dead Flowers"
Martina McBride-"I Just Call You Mine"
Taylor Swift-"White Horse"
Carrie Underwood-"Just a Dream"
Lee Ann Womack-"Solitary Thinking"
Best Male Country Vocal Performance
Trace Adkins-"All I Ask For Anymore"
Billy Currington-"People Are Crazy"
Jamie Johnson-"High Cost of Living"
George Strait-"Living For The Night"
Keith Urban-"Sweet Thing"
Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
"Cowgirls Don't Cry"-Brooks & Dunn
"Chicken Fried"-Zac Brown Band
"I Run To You"-Lady Antebellum
"Here Comes Goodbye"-Rascal Flatts
Best Country Collaboration With Vocals
"Beautiful World"-Dierks Bentley & Patty Griffin
"Down The Road"-Kenny Chesney & Mac McAnally
"Start A Band"-Brad Paisley & Keith Urban
"I Told You So"-Carrie Underwood & Randy Travis
"Everything But Quits"-Lee Ann Womack & George Strait
Best Country Instrumental Performance
"Under The (Five) Wire"-Alison Brown
"The Crystal Merchant"-The Greencards
"Producer's Medley"-Steve Wariner
Best Country Song
"All I Ask For Anymore"-Casey Beathard & Tim James, songwriters (Trace Adkins)
"High Cost Of Living"-Jamey Johnson & James Slater, songwriters (Jamey Johnson)
"I Run To You"-Tom Douglas, Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley & Hillary Scott, songwriters (Lady Antebellum)
"People Are Crazy"
Bobby Braddock & Troy Jones, songwriters (Billy Currington)
Liz Rose & Taylor Swift, songwriters (Taylor Swift)
Best Country Album
The Foundation-Zac Brown Band
Defying Gravity-Keith Urban
Call Me Crazy-Lee Ann Womack
What do you think of the nominees? Was there anyone who was not nominated that you thought is deserving of a Grammy? Sound off by e-mailing me!