Tuesday, November 24, 2020
– No surprise, but the country artists nominated for GRAMMYS on Wednesday were decidedly excited.
Perhaps no one more so than Ingrid Andress tied for the most nominations with three.
"THIS. CANNOT. BE. REAL. 3 GRAMMY NOMINATIONS ARE YOU KIDDING ME RN????? IM SCREAMING THANK YOU RECORDING ACADEMY AND EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOU," Andress said on social media. "I am truly honored that the music my friends and i write is something you all can relate to. I will never forget this feeling. Thank you thank you thank you."
Reigning GRAMMY Best Country Duo/Group Performance winners (2x) Dan + Shay scored a nomination in that same category for the third consecutive year. "There are so many incredible country songs created every year, and for The Recording Academy to include ours for the third year in a row is a tremendous honor," the duo said. "Thank you so much to the nomination committees for considering us, it truly means the world. We're proud to share this moment with our friend Justin Bieber and all the wonderful fans who got us here."
Luke Dick earned his first Grammy nomination for Best Country Song for Miranda Lambert's "Bluebird."
Ashley McBryde was proud of being nominated for Best Country Album for "Never Will.""To have the Recording Academy – made up of our peers and fellow creators – recognize so many powerhouse women in this category is a testament to the incredible music coming out of Music City," shares McBryde. "I am honored that 'Never Will 'is included among some of my favorite albums in this category. A huge congratulations to all my fellow nominees."
Old Dominion front man Matthew Ramsey spoke of garnering nominations for Best Country Song and Best Country Duo/Group Performance, "'Some People Do' has been such an emotional roller coaster since the moment we started writing it. It's much more vulnerable and raw than anything we've ever done, which actually intimidated us when we released it. It's incredibly rewarding to be recognized in such a huge way for putting ourselves out there."
Sarah Jarosz made it clear how she felt on Twitter, "Holy smokes! Just found out I received TWO GRAMMY nominations for World On The Ground for Best Americana Album and Best American Roots Song for Hometown. So proud of this album and incredibly grateful to have had the chance to make it with my hero and friend."
Thomm Jutz, nominated for Best Bluegrass Album for " To Live In Two Worlds Volume 1," said, "I am so thrilled and excited about this," says Jutz. "Thanks to all the good folks at Mountain Home Music and all the players and writers who contributed to this album."