Grammy Awards 2022: nominees for country music and Americana


Chris Stapleton and Mickey Guyton were the top nominees in the country music categories when the Grammy Awards announced their nominations on Tuesday. Stapleton and Guyton will compete in the same three categories: Best Country Solo Performance, Best Country Song, and Best Country Album.

Stapleton’s nominations come on the strength of his album Restarting, which is nominated for Best Country Album. Her recording of “You Should Probably Leave” is shortlisted for Best Country Solo Performance, while “Cold” is competing for Best Country Song. Guyton’s first LP Remember his name earned her a nomination in the Best Country Album category, while the lead song landed the Texan singer in the areas of Best Country Solo Performance and Best Country Song.

Sturgill Simpson won two nominations in two different genres for two different albums: his LP released by surprise Cut the Grass – Vol. 1 (Butchery sessions) is nominated for best bluegrass album; his concept record The ballad of Dood & Juanita is in the running for best country album. Simpson, Stapleton and Guyton take on the Osborne brothers Skeletons and Miranda Lambert, Jon Randall and Jack Ingram’s The bands of Marfa in the best country album.

Other multiple nominees in the country categories include Lambert, Brothers Osborne, Maren Morris and Kacey Musgraves with two each. Musgraves nominations come for song “Camera Roll” from his LP Star crossed – an album that was deemed ineligible in October for the Country Album category, sparking a little controversy in Nashville.

Jimmie Allen won an All-Genre nomination for Best New Artist. Country icons Willie Nelson and Dolly Parton were nominated for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album for their albums That’s life and one Holly Dolly Christmas, respectively.

Allison Russell was the top nominee in the Americana categories with three, thanks to her album Outdoor child and the song “Nightflyer”. Yola won two nominations for her album Stand for myself and for the song “Diamond Studded Shoes”. Bluegrass phenomenon Billy Strings also won two nominations, including Best Bluegrass Album for his LP. Renewal.

In a surprise nomination, Walker Hayes’ viral “Fancy Like” (aka Applebee’s song) took home the award for best country song.

2022 Grammy nominations for country and roots music

Best Country Solo Performance
“Forever after all”, Luke Combs
“Remember his name”, Mickey Guyton
“All I do is drive”, Jason Isbell
“Camera Roll”, Kacey Musgraves
“You should probably go,” Chris Stapleton

Best Country / Duo Group Performance
“If I didn’t love you”, Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood
“Me younger”, Osborne brothers
“Glad you exist”, Dan + Shay
“Chasing You”, Ryan Hurd and Maren Morris
“Drunk (and I don’t want to come home)”, Elle King and Miranda Lambert

Best Country Song
“Better Than We Found It,” Maren Morris (Jessie Jo Dillon, Maren Morris, Jimmy Robbins and Laura Veltz, songwriters)
“Camera Roll”, Kacey Musgraves (Ian Fitchuk, Kacey Musgraves and Daniel Tashian, songwriters)
“Cold,” Chris Stapleton (Dave Cobb, JT Cure, Derek Mixon & Chris Stapleton, songwriters)
“Country Again”, Thomas Rhett (Zach Crowell, Ashley Gorley & Thomas Rhett, songwriters)
“Fancy Like”, Walker Hayes (Cameron Bartolini, Walker Hayes, Josh Jenkins & Shane Stevens, songwriters)
“Remember Her Name”, Mickey Guyton (Mickey Guyton, Blake Hubbard, Jarrod Ingram & Parker Welling, songwriters)

Best Country Album
Skeletons, Osborne Brothers
Remember his name, Mickey Guyton
The bands of Marfa, Miranda Lambert, Jon Randall and Jack Ingram
The ballad of Dood & Juanita, Sturgill Simpson
Restarting, Chris Stapleton

Best performance from American roots
“Crying”, Jon Batiste
“Love and regret”, Billy Strings
“I wish I knew what it would be like to be free”, The Blind Boys of Alabama & Bela Fleck
“Same Devil”, Brandy Clark with Brandi Carlile
“Night Trip”, Allison Russell

Best American Roots Song
“Avalon”, Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi (Rhiannon Giddens, Justin Robinson & Francesco Turrisi, songwriters)
“Call Me a Fool”, Valerie June with Carla Thomas (Valerie June, songwriter)
“Cry”, Jon Batiste (Jon Batiste & Steve McEwan, songwriters)
“Diamond Studded Shoes”, Yola (Dan Auerbach, Natalie Hemby, Aaron Lee Tasjan & Yola, songwriters)
“Nightflyer”, Allison Russell (Jeremy Lindsay & Allison Russell, songwriters)

Best American Album
Descent from everywhere, Jackson Browne
Remaining feelings, John Hiatt with the Jerry Douglas Band
Native sons, Los Lobos
Outdoor child, Allison Russell
Stand for myself, Yola

Best bluegrass album
Renewal, Billy Cordes
My bluegrass heart, Bela Fleck
A tribute to Bill Monroe, The infamous Stringdusters
Cut the Grass – Vol. 1 (Butchery sessions), Sturgill Simpson
Music is what I see, Rhonda Vincent

Best Traditional Blues Album
100 years of blues, Elvin Bishop and Charlie Musselwhite
Traveler’s Blues, Blues Traveler
I’m trying, Cedric Burnside
Be ready when i call you, Guy Davis
Take me back, Kim Wilson

Best Contemporary Blues Album
Delta Kream, The Black Keys with Eric Deaton & Kenny Brown
Royal tea, Joe Bonamassa
Uncivil war, Shemekia Copeland
Set it on fire, Steve Cropper
662, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram

Best folk album
A Lonely Night (Live), Mary Chapin Carpenter
Long violent story, Tyler Childers
Wednesday (Extended Edition), Madison Cunningham
They call me home, Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi
Blue Heron Suite, Sarah Jarosz


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