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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

"It Happens"-Sugarland

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

"Mansinneedof"-Sarah Jarosz

"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)

"White Horse" Liz Rose & Taylor Swift, songwriters (Taylor Swift)

Best Country Album

The Foundation-Zac Brown Band

Twang-George Strait

Fearless-Taylor Swift

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!

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