No surprise....GRAMMY nominees are thrilled
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No surprise....GRAMMY nominees are thrilled

Tuesday, November 15, 2022 – No surprise – GRAMMY nominees were thrilled with the nominations.

That started with Brandi Carlile, the leading country/Americana nominee. "I watched these honors roll out this morning one by one holding Evangeline's hand and screaming! " said Brandi Carlile,, referring to her daughter. "LOL Barely functioning today. I have no words. Congratulations to everyone, what a year for music!!! Thank you to the @RecordingAcad and everyone who voted for us

Maren Morris scored three nominations, including with her husband, Ryan Hurd. "10 years ago we wrote our first song. We fell in love and now we have our beautiful son. We got a freaking country song of the year nomination together today. Music might have been my first but you're my last love @RyanHurd ."

"I've always viewed a GRAMMY Award as one of the highest honors you can achieve as an artist," notes Lambert. "I think back to creating these songs with some of my closest friends, not knowing where those writing sessions would lead, and it blows me away to see where they've taken us. These nominations are an absolute honor and I'm so proud to be representing the Country music community with this music that means so much to me."

Bill Anderson receives his first-ever GRAMMY® nomination as an artist in the Best American Roots Performance category for "Someday It'll All Make Sense" (Bluegrass Version) with Dolly Parton. This is Anderson's fifth nomination overall, after previously being nominated as a songwriter for "Once A Day" recorded by Connie Smith, "Cold Hard Facts of Life" recorded by Porter Wagoner, "Two Teardrops" recorded by Steve Wariner and "Give It Away" recorded by George Strait.

"What an incredible moment I experienced this morning when my son, Jamey, called to tell me that Dolly Parton and I have a Grammy nomination for our recording of "Someday It'll All Make Sense,'" said Anderson. He heard the news on the radio while he was out running errands and was the first to share it with me," shared Anderson. "There are so many people to thank, starting with Dolly, who was so gracious to lend her incredible talents to the record. To my co-writers on the song, Bobby Tomberlin and Ryan Larkins; to the record producer, Thomm Jutz; to Cindy Mabe and her staff at Universal Records, who believed from the beginning, as did Rusty Gaston and his staff at Sony Music Publishing....thank you, thank you, thank you. We haven't won anything yet, but being a nominee makes me feel like a winner. My heart is overflowing with excitement and gratitude."

Aoife O'Donovan, who received three nominations, tweeted "Wow, @RecordingAcad. Thank you for all the recognition. Insane to be nominated alongside such legend."

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