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It's unanimous: Grammy nominees are happy

Tuesday, November 23, 2021 – One thing was a given - everyone nominated for a Grammy who commented was exceedingly happy.

Brandi Carlile, who received five nominations, including Record and Song of the Year for "Right on Time," tweeted, "Takes a lot to shut me up, but I am absolutely stunned speechless and over the moon with gratitude and happiness for myself and all my friends who got their flowers this morning...Congratulations everyone, and happy Grammy Day!!"

Mickey Guyton's big year continued with three nominations. "Won't He do it! Y'all. I am a living breathing testament that when God has a plan no one can foil it. I am so beyond grateful. Thank you for never giving up on me even when I gave up on myself. Love y'all," she tweeted.

Miranda Lambert tweeted, "I couldn't be more happy to celebrate TWO #GRAMMYs noms today w/ some of my closest friends. One for best country album & so dear to my heart #TheMarfaTapes with @JackIngram & @jonrandallmusic. And with my badass gal pal @ElleKingMusic for our song Drunk. Thank you @RecordingAcad."

Jason Isbell was nominated for Best Country Solo Performance for "All I Do is Drive." The singer tweeted, "Hey ok didn't expect this but I sure loved getting to sing a Johnny Cash song. Congratulations to all our pals in this category!"

British Americana/soul singer Yola, who was nominated for Best Americana Album for Stand For Myself and Best American Roots Song for her hit single "Diamond Studded Shoes," said, ""To be nominated for two GRAMMY awards for this album, which is truly a personal story of agency, self-actualization and challenges tokenism and bigotry, is more than anything I could have hoped for. I feel seen by the music community and so grateful for this significant acknowledgement. Thank you to Dan Auerbach, all of the writers and musicians and my incredible team for helping me put this album into the universe during such a challenging time in the world, and I'm so happy to see such deserving and incredible talent nominated alongside me.

Maren Morris was particularly happy. "Whew! Today was so special. Not only do I get to share a first Grammy nomination with @RyanHurd, but I did NOT expect a nom for "Better Than We Found It" for country song. For anyone that it reached, I am deeply moved as a songwriter today. Congratulations to all our friends!" Morris and Hurd were nominated for Best Country Duo/Group Performance for "Chasing After You." "Better Than We Found It" was nominated for Best Country Song.

Dan + Shay tweeted of their nomination for "Glad You Exist" in Best Country Duo/Group Performance, "we wrote this song as a message of gratitude to everyone in our lives, and it's only appropriate that this grammy nomination came during thanksgiving week. thank you to everyone at the @RecordingAcad for including us in this category for the 4th year in a row."

Jason Aldean seemed happy to be nominated again - and hopeful. "Man, these @RecordingAcad nominations are hard to get. I have been fortunate to have a few nominations over the years and we got another one today. I have never won a Grammy but it's definitely on my bucket list. Maybe this is our year!" He was nominated for Best Country Duo/Group Performance with Carrie Underwood for "If I Didn't Love You."

Rhonda Vincent, who was nominated for Best Bluegrass Album for "Music Is What I See," said, "Every song, every note, and every element was carefully chosen, sang, played, and created – two years in the making. After the many hours of singing, playing, and recording, I am so thankful on this Thanksgiving week to say it is now a Grammy Nominated Project."

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CD review - Mickey Guyton Mickey Guyton, a Dallas native, follows in the footsteps of female singers like Carrie Underwood and Martina McBride on this 4-song, 16-minute CD that's probably meant as more of an introduction for those who never heard her 2014 very much under the radar EP, "Unbreakable." That translates into a powerful set of vocal chords that dominate. Guyton brings a sense of authenticity to the opening "Why Baby Why." She doesn't need to go full-blown vocally all the time, but ...

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