Miranda Lambert tops country music nominees – Rolling Stone


Miranda Lambert earned the most nominations when the Recording Academy announced the country music Grammy nominees on Tuesday. Lambert, a perennial contender, found herself nominated in all four country categories, the only performer to do so for the 2023 awards.

Lambert’s 2022 album palomino clearly resonated with Grammy voters. Along with earning a nomination for Best Country Album, the collection spawned tracks that earned two other nominations: “If I Was a Cowboy” and “In His Arms” for Best Country Song and Best Country Performance. alone, respectively. Lambert’s fourth nomination was in Best Country Duo/Group Performance for “Outrunnin’ Your Memory,” a collaboration with Luc Combes which appears on his 2022 album Growing up.

Combs also had a strong performance this year, earning three nominations in total. Growing up will be up for Best Country Album, while his music anthem, “Doin’ This,” was nominated for Best Country Song.

Maren Morris and willie nelson three nominations each. Morris’ “Circles Around This Town” will be considered for Best Country Solo Performance and Best Country Song, while the album it appeared on, humble quest, is in the running for Best Country Album. She will have competition in all three of Nelson’s categories, including a beautiful moment was nominated alongside the songs “Live Forever” and “I’ll Love You Till the Day I Die”.

Ashley McBryde also picked up a few nominations between her collaboration with Carly Pearce and the new Lindeville concept album. Rising star Zach Bryan earned his first Grammy nomination for Best Country Solo Performance, but no nods for Best New Artist. Molly Tuttle, the bluegrass singer-guitarist, is participating in the competition for the best new artist of all genres. Taylor Swift found her way back into the country categories with “I Bet You Think About Me (Taylor’s Version)”, and the reunion of Robert Plant and Alison Krauss produced nominations in the country and Americana categories.

In these Americana and Folk categories, frequent nominees Brandi Carlile is back after seeing his song “Right on Time” considered for the pop categories Last year. She will face a wide range of offers from Plant and Krauss, Bonnie Raitt, Aoife O’Donovan along with Allison Russell and Dr John.

Best Solo Country Performance
Kelsea Ballerini – “Heartfelt”
Zach Bryan – “Something in the Orange”
Miranda Lambert – “In her arms”
Maren Morris – “Circles around this town”
Willie Nelson – “Live Forever”

Best Country Duo/Group Performance
Ingrid Andress and Sam Hunt – “Drink a Wish”
Osborne Brothers – “Prayer of the Midnight Rider”
Luke Combs and Miranda Lambert – “Outrunnin’ Your Memory”
Reba McEntire & Dolly Parton – “Does He Love You (Revisited)”
Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde – “I Never Wanted to Be That Girl”
Robert Plant and Alison Krauss – “Go Where Lonely Goes”

Best Country Song
Maren Morris – “Circles Around This Town”
Luke Combs – “Do This”
Taylor Swift – “I Bet You’re Thinking Of Me (Taylor Version)”
Miranda Lambert – “If I Were a Cowboy”
Willie Nelson – “I Will Love You Till The Day I Die”
Cody Johnson – “Until You Can’t”

Best Country Album
Luke Combs – Growing up
Miranda Lambert – palomino
Ashley McBryde– Ashley McBryde Presents: Lindeville
Maren Morris- humble quest
Willie Nelson– a beautiful moment

Best American Roots Performance
Bill Anderson featuring Dolly Parton – “One Day Everything Will Make Sense (Bluegrass Version)”
Madison Cunningham – “Life According to Raechel”
Fantastic Negrito – “Oh Betty”
Aaron Neville with the Dirty Dozen Brass Band – “Stompin’ Ground”
Aoife O’Donovan and Allison Russell – “Prodigal Daughter”

Best American Performance
Eric Alexandrakis – “Silver Moon [A Tribute to Michael Nesmith]”
Asleep at the Wheel with Lyle Lovett – “Let’s Go”
Blind Boys of Alabama featuring Black Violin – “The Message”
Brandi Carlile featuring Lucius – “You and Me on the Rock”
Bonnie Raitt – “My Decision”

Best American Roots Song
Anaïs Mitchell – “Shining Star”
Sheryl Crow – “Forever”
Robert Plant and Alison Krauss – “High and Lonesome”
Bonnie Raitt – “Just Like That”
Aoife O’Donovan and Allison Russell – “Prodigal Daughter”
Brandi Carlile featuring Lucius – “You and Me on the Rock”

Best American Album
Brandi Carlile– In these silent days
Dr. John- things go like this
Keb’ Mo’ – Good to be…
Robert Plant and Alison Krauss- Raise the roof
Bonnie Raitt- Just like that


Best Bluegrass Album
The Infamous Stringdusters – Towards the fray
The Del McCoury Group – almost proud
Pierre Rowan– call you from my mountain
Molly Tuttle and Golden Highway – twisted tree
Yonder Mountain String Band – Get yourself outside

Best Folk Album
Judy Collins– Bewitched
Madison Cunningham– Developer
Janis Ian– The light at the end of the line
Aoife O’Donovan – The age of apathy
Punch Brothers – Hell on Church Street


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