2008 Country Music Related Grammy Nominations

Thursday, December 04, 2008

The nominations for The Grammy's have been announced! There is no higher award in music than winning a Grammy. The nomination itself is thought of one of the highest honors. You are instantly apart of history... There 110 categories in 31 different fields. You can view the entire list of nominations at http://www/,grammy.com

The 51st Annual Grammy Awards will be aired live from The Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA on CBS from 8-11:30pm EST.

Here are the nominations from the General Field and Country Field with other categories included that are reveleant to country music artists:


Category 1

Record Of The Year

(Award to the Artist and to the Producer(s), Recording Engineer(s) and/or
Mixer(s), if other than the artist.)




  • Chasing Pavements
    Adele
    Eg White, producer; Tom Elmhirst & Steve Price, engineers/mixers
    Track from: 19
    [XL Recordings/Columbia]


  • Viva La Vida
    Coldplay
    Markus Dravs, Brian Eno & Rik Simpson, producers; Michael Brauer & Rik
    Simpson, engineers/mixers
    Track from: Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends
    [Capitol Records]


  • Bleeding Love
    Leona Lewis
    Simon Cowell, Clive Davis & Ryan "Alias" Tedder, producers; Craig Durrance,
    Phil Tan & Ryan "Alias" Tedder, engineers/mixers
    [J Records/SYCO Music]


  • Paper Planes
    M.I.A
    Diplo, producer; Switch, engineer/mixer
    Track from: Kala
    [Interscope]


  • Please Read The Letter
    Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
    T Bone Burnett, producer; Mike Piersante, engineer/mixer
    Track from: Raising Sand
    [Rounder]

Category 4
Best New Artist
(For a new artist who releases, during the Eligibility Year, the first recording
which establishes the public identity of that artist.)




  • Adele

  • Duffy

  • Jonas Brothers

  • Lady Antebellum

  • Jazmine Sullivan


Category 8
Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals
(For a collaborative performance, with vocals, by artists who do not normally
perform together. Singles or Tracks only.)




  • Lesson Learned
    Alicia Keys & John Mayer
    Track from: As I Am
    [J Records]

  • 4 Minutes
    Madonna, Justin Timberlake & Timbaland
    Track from: Hard Candy
    [Warner Bros.]

  • Rich Woman
    Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
    Track from: Raising Sand
    [Rounder]

  • If I Never See Your Face Again
    Rihanna & Maroon 5
    Track from: Good Girl Gone Bad: Reloaded
    [Def Jam]

  • No Air
    Jordin Sparks & Chris Brown
    Track from: Jordin Sparks
    [Jive]

Field 8 — Country

Category 36
Best Female Country Vocal Performance
(For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.)




  • For These Times
    Martina McBride
    Track from: Waking Up Laughing
    [RCA Nashville]


  • What I Cannot Change
    LeAnn Rimes
    Track from: Family
    [Curb Records]


  • Last Name
    Carrie Underwood
    Track from: Carnival Ride
    [19/Arista/Arista Nashville]


  • Last Call
    Lee Ann Womack
    [MCA Nashville]

  • This Is Me You're Talking To
    Trisha Yearwood
    Track from: Heaven, Heartache And The Power Of Love
    [Big Machine]

Category 37
Best Male Country Vocal Performance
(For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.)




  • You're Gonna Miss This
    Trace Adkins
    Track from: American Man, Greatest Hits Volume II
    [Capitol Records Nashville]

  • In Color
    Jamey Johnson
    [MCA Nashville]

  • Just Got Started Lovin' You
    James Otto
    Track from: Sunset Man
    [Raybaw]

  • Letter To Me
    Brad Paisley
    Track from: 5th Gear
    [Arista Nashville]

  • Troubadour
    George Strait
    Track from: Troubadour
    [MCA Nashville]




Category 38
Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
(For established duos or groups with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.)



  • God Must Be Busy
    Brooks & Dunn
    Track from: Cowboy Town
    [Arista Nashville]

  • Love Don't Live Here
    Lady Antebellum
    Track from: Lady Antebellum
    [Capitol Records Nashville]

  • Every Day
    Rascal Flatts
    Track from: Still Feels Good
    [Lyric Street Records]

  • Blue Side Of The Mountain
    The SteelDrivers
    Track from: The SteelDrivers
    [Rounder]

  • Stay
    Sugarland
    Track from: Enjoy The Ride
    [Mercury Records]


Category 39
Best Country Collaboration With Vocals
(For a collaborative performance, with vocals, by artists who do not normally
perform together. Singles or Tracks only.)




  • Shiftwork
    Kenny Chesney & George Strait
    Track from: Just Who I Am: Poets And Pirates
    [BNA Records]

  • Killing The Blues
    Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
    Track from: Raising Sand
    [Rounder]

  • House Of Cash
    George Strait & Patty Loveless
    Track from: Troubadour
    [MCA Nashville]

  • Life In A Northern Town
    Sugarland, Jake Owen & Little Big Town
    Track from: Love On The Inside [Deluxe Fan Edition]
    [Mercury Records]

  • Let The Wind Chase You
    Trisha Yearwood & Keith Urban
    Track from: Heaven, Heartache And The Power Of Love
    [Big Machine]


Category 40
Best Country Instrumental Performance
(For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, without vocals. Singles or
Tracks only.)




  • Sumatra
    Cherryholmes
    Track from: Cherryholmes III: Don't Believe
    [Skaggs Family Records]

  • Two Small Cars In Rome
    Jerry Douglas & Lloyd Green
    Track from: Glide
    [Koch]

  • Sleigh Ride
    Béla Fleck & The Flecktones
    Track from: Jingle All The Way
    [Rounder]

  • Is This America? (Katrina 2005)
    Charlie Haden, Pat Metheny, Jerry Douglas & Bruce Hornsby
    Track from: Family & Friends — Rambling Boy
    [Decca Records]

  • Cluster Pluck
    Brad Paisley, James Burton, Vince Gill, John Jorgenson, Albert Lee, Brent
    Mason, Redd Volkaert & Steve Wariner
    [Arista Nashville]

Category 41

Best Country Song

(A Songwriter(s) Award. For Song Eligibility Guidelines see Category #3. (Artist
names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.)




  • Dig Two Graves
    Ashley Gorley & Bob Regan, songwriters (Randy Travis)
    Track from: Around The Bend
    [Warner Bros.; Publishers: Songs of Combustion Music, Music of
    Windswept/Famous Music, Mt. Tallac Music]


  • I Saw God Today
    Rodney Clawson, Monty Criswell & Wade Kirby, songwriters (George Strait)
    Track from: Troubadour
    [MCA Nashville; Publishers: Big Red Toe/Extremely Loud Music, Steel Wheels
    Music, Steel Wheels Music/Blind Mule Music]


  • In Color
    Jamey Johnson, Lee Thomas Miller & James Otto, songwriters (Jamey Johnson)
    Track from: That Lonesome Song
    [Mercury Records; Publishers: EMI Blackwood Music/Big Gassed Hitties, EMI
    Blackwood Music/New Songs of Sea Gayle/Noah's Little Boat Music, Eldorotto
    Music Publishing/Lucky Thumb Music]


  • Stay
    Jennifer Nettles, songwriter (Sugarland)
    Track from: Enjoy The Ride
    [Mercury Records; Publisher: Jennifer Nettles Publishing]


  • You're Gonna Miss This
    Ashley Gorley & Lee Thomas Miller, songwriters (Trace Adkins)
    Track from: American Man, Greatest Hits Volume II
    [Capitol Records Nashville; Publishers: EMI Blackwood/New Songs of Sea
    Gayle/Noah's Little Boat Music/Songs of Combustion Music]


Category 42
Best Country Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)




  • That Lonesome Song
    Jamey Johnson
    [Mercury Records]


  • Sleepless Nights
    Patty Loveless
    [Saguaro Road]


  • Troubadour
    George Strait
    [MCA Nashville]


  • Around The Bend
    Randy Travis
    [Warner Bros.]


  • Heaven, Heartache And The Power Of Love
    Trisha Yearwood
    [Big Machine]




Category 43

Best Bluegrass Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)



  • Cherryholmes III: Don't Believe
    Cherryholmes
    [Skaggs Family Records]


  • Del McCoury Band — Live At The 2008 New
    Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
    Del McCoury Band
    [MunckMix]


  • The Ultimate Collection / Live At The
    Ryman
    Earl Scruggs With Family & Friends
    [Rounder Records]


  • Honoring The Fathers Of Bluegrass:
    Tribute To 1946 And 1947
    Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder
    [Skaggs Family Records]


  • Wheels
    Dan Tyminski
    [Rounder]

Category 55
Best Southern, Country, Or Bluegrass Gospel Album
(For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.)




  • Room For More
    Booth Brothers
    [Daywind Records]


  • Lovin' Life
    Gaither Vocal Band
    [Gaither Music Group]


  • Steps To Heaven
    Charlie Louvin
    [Tompkins Square]


  • Hymned Again
    Bart Millard
    [INO Records]


  • Ephesians One
    Karen Peck & New River
    [Daywind Records]


Field 14 — Folk

Category 68
Best Traditional Folk Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)




  • Coal
    Kathy Mattea
    [Captain Potato Records]


  • Comedians & Angels
    Tom Paxton
    [Appleseed Recordings]


  • Bring Me Home
    Peggy Seeger
    [Appleseed Recordings]


  • At 89
    Pete Seeger
    [Appleseed Recordings]


  • Strangers In Another Country
    Rosalie Sorrels
    [Red House Records]


Category 69
Best Contemporary Folk/Americana Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)




  • Day After Tomorrow
    Joan Baez
    [Bobolink/Razor & Tie]


  • I, Flathead
    Ry Cooder
    [Nonesuch Records]


  • Sex & Gasoline
    Rodney Crowell
    [Work Song/Yep Roc Records]


  • All I Intended To Be
    Emmylou Harris
    [Nonesuch Records]


  • Raising Sand
    Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
    [Rounder Records]


Category 84
Best Song Written For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media
(A Songwriter(s) award. For a song (melody & lyrics) written specifically for a
motion picture, television or other visual media, and released for the first
time during the Eligibility Year. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles
or Tracks only.)




  • Down To Earth (From Wall-E)
    Peter Gabriel & Thomas Newman, songwriters (Peter Gabriel)
    Track from: Wall-E
    [Walt Disney Records/Pixar; Publishers: Walt Disney Music, Wonderland
    Music/Pixar Talking Pictures/Pixar Music]


  • Ever Ever After (From Enchanted)
    Alan Menken & Stephen Schwartz, songwriters (Carrie Underwood)
    Track from: Enchanted
    [Walt Disney Records; Publishers: Wonderland Music & Walt Disney Music]


  • Say (From The Bucket List)
    John Mayer, songwriter (John Mayer)
    Track from: Continuum
    [Aware/Columbia; Publishers: Sony/ATV Tunes, Specific Harm Music]


  • That's How You Know (From Enchanted)
    Alan Menken & Stephen Schwartz, songwriters (Amy Adams)
    Track from: Enchanted
    [Walt Disney Records; Publishers: Wonderland Music & Walt Disney Music]


  • Walk Hard (From Walk Hard — The Dewey Cox Story)
    Judd Apatow, Marshall Crenshaw, Jake Kasdan & John C. Reilly, songwriters
    (John C. Reilly)
    Track from: Walk Hard The Dewey Cox Story
    [Columbia; Publishers: Murder by Television/Apatow Music/Popular
    Misconception/New Columbia Pictures Music/Colpix Music]

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