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Tucker receives four Grammy nominations

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 – Tanya Tucker received four Grammy Award nominations this morning. Lil Nas X also received three nominations, but none in the country category. Americana artist Yola earned three nominations as well.

Tucker received nominations for Song Of The Year: "Bring My Flowers Now," Best Country Album: While I'm Livin', Best Country Solo Performance: "Bring My Flowers Now," and Best Country Song: "Bring My Flowers Now." The four nominations lead all 2020 Country Grammy nominees. Produced by Brandi Carlile and Shooter Jennings, "While I'm Livin'", Tucker's first new album in 17 years was released in August. The 62nd Annual Grammy Awards will take place on Jan. 26, 2020 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

"I wish I had a trampoline to jump on right now. This is just unbelievable," said Tucker. "I couldn't have done this without the fans, Brandi and Shooter, and the whole Tanya Tucker Team. What's different now more than ever is the fans on social media and streaming made this record an instant success. What just happened, I'd never, ever fathom."

The four nominations mark a career high for Tucker. Tucker landed her first nomination with "Delta Dawn" in 1972 for Best Country Vocal Performance by a Female.

Lil Nas X was nominated for record of the year for the remix of "Old Town Road" featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, and album of the year for "7," an eight-song EP. He is also up for best new artist.

Other nominations included:

Best Country Solo Performance
All Yourn'- Tyler Childers
Girl Goin' Nowhere - Ashley McBryde
Ride Me Back Home - Willie Nelson
God's Country - Blake Shelton
Bring My Flowers Now - Tanya Tucker

Best Country Duo/Group Performance
Brand New Man - Brooks & Dunn With Luke Combs
Don't Remember Me (Before You) - Brothers Osborne
Speechless - Dan + Shay
The Daughters - Little Big Town
Common - Maren Morris featuring Brandi Carlile

Best Country Song
"Bring My Flowers Now" Brandi Carlile, Phil Hanseroth, Tim Hanseroth and Tanya Tucker, songwriters (Tanya Tucker)
"Girl Goin' Nowhere" Jeremy Bussey and Ashley McBryde, songwriters (Ashley McBryde)
"It All Comes Out In The Wash" Miranda Lambert, Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna and Liz Rose, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)
"Some Of It" Eric Church, Clint Daniels, Jeff Hyde and Bobby Pinson, songwriters (Eric Church)
"Speechless" Shay Mooney, Jordan Reynolds, Dan Smyers and Laura Veltz, songwriters (Dan + Shay)

Best Country Album
Desperate Man - Eric Church
Stronger Than The Truth - Reba McEntire
Interstate Gospel - Pistol Annies
Center Point Road - Thomas Rhett
While I'm Livin' - Tanya Tucker

Best Americana Album:
Years to Burn - Calexico and Iron & Wine

Best Americana Album:
Who Are You Now - Madison Cunningham
Oklahoma - Keb' Mo'
Tales of America - J.S. Ondara
Walk Through Fire - Yola

Best American Roots Performance:
"Saint Honesty" - Sara Bareilles
"Father Mountain" - Calexico and Iron & Wine
"I'm On My Way" - Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi
"Call My Name" - I'm With Her
"Faraway Look" - Yola

Best American Roots Song:
"Black Myself" - Amythyst Kiah, songwriter (Our Native Daughters)
"Call My Name" - Sarah Jarosz, Aoife O'Donovan & Sara Watkins, songwriters (I'm With Her)
"Crossing to Jerusalem" - Rosanne Cash & John Leventhal, songwriters (Rosanne Cash)
"Faraway Look" - Dan Auerbach, Yola Carter & Pat McLaughlin, songwriters (Yola)
"I Don't Wanna Ride the Rails No More" - Vince Gill, songwriter (Vince Gill)

Best Bluegrass Album:
Tall Fiddler - Michael Cleveland
Live in Prague, Czech Republic - Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
Toil, Tears & Trouble - The Po' Ramblin' Boys
Royal Traveller - Missy Raines
If You Can't Stand the Heat - Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen

Best Folk Album:
My Finest Work Yet - Andrew Bird
Rearrange My Heart - Che Apalache
Patty Griffin - Patty Griffin
Evening Machines - Gregory Alan Isakov
Front Porch - Joy Williams

Other nominations were:

Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song - for KING & COUNTRY & Dolly Parton; Josh Kerr, Jordan Reynolds, Joel Smallbone, Luke Smallbone & Tedd Tjornhom, songwriters

Best Children's Album - Winterland - The Okee Dokee Brothers

Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media - A Star Is Born - Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper

Best Song Written For Visual Media - The Ballad of the Lonesome Cowboy - Randy Newman, songwriter (Chris Stapleton) from Toy Story 4
Girl in the Movies - Dolly Parton and Linda Perry, songwriters (Dolly Parton) from Dumplin'
I'll Never Love Again (film version) - Natalie Hemby, Lady Gaga, Hillary Lindsey & Aaron Raitiere, songwriters (Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper)

Best Album Notes - Pedal Steel + Four Corners - Brendan Greaves, album notes writer (Terry Allen And The Panhandle Mystery Band)

Best Historical Album - The Girl from Chickasaw Country - The Complete Capitol Masters - Andrew Batt & Kris Maher, compilation producers; Simon Gibson, mastering engineer (Bobbie Gentry)

Song of the Year - Always Remember Us This Way - Natalie Hemby, Lady Gaga, Hillary Lindsey & Lori McKenna, songwriters (Lady Gaga)

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