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save the date: 60th GRAMMY Awards® Nominations   The Recording Academy™ will kick off the 60th GRAMMY Awards® nominations by revealing nominees in the four General Field categories (Best New Artist, Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year, and Album Of The Year) live on “CBS This Morning,” Tuesday, Nov. 28 at 8:30 a.m. ET. Immediately following, at 8:45 a.m. ET, the Recording Academy will announce nominations across all 84 categories via press release, GRAMMY.com, and the Recording Academy’s social media platforms. Follow “Recording Academy / GRAMMYs” on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and use #GRAMMYs to join the conversation as it unfolds Nov. 28.   When Where What 8:30 a.m. ET “CBS This Morning” General Field Nominations 8:45 a.m. ET GRAMMY.com Complete Nominations List 8:45 a.m. ET Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter Nominations Conversation

THE RECORDING ACADEMY® AND ATLANTIC RECORDS REVEAL 2017 GRAMMY® NOMINEES ALBUM TRACK LISTING

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Latest Installment Of The Best-Selling Series Features 21 Hits From The World’s Biggest Superstars And Emerging Talent 2017 GRAMMY® Nominees Album Hits Stores And Digital Retailers Jan. 20 Album Pre-Order Available Now; Gives Fans The Chance To Attend Music’s Biggest Night® Pre-order The 2017 GRAMMY NOMINEES Album Here: 2017GRAMMYAlbum.com or CBS.com/GRAMMYs The Recording Academy®’s GRAMMY Recordings® and Atlantic Records have revealed the track listing for the 2017 GRAMMY® Nominees album. Set for release on Jan. 20 in stores and via digital retailers, the latest installment of the best-selling series — now in its 23rd year — features a collection of GRAMMY-nominated music for the upcoming 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards®. A portion of album proceeds benefit the year-round work of the GRAMMY Museum Foundation™ and MusiCares Foundation® — The Recording Academy-affiliated charitable organizations focused on music education programs and critical assistance for music people in need. The 2017 GRAMMY Nominees album is highlighted by 21 hits from the world’s biggest superstars and hottest emerging talent, including Album Of The Year nominees Adele, Beyoncé, Justin Bieber, Drake, and Sturgill Simpson and Best New Artist nominees Kelsea Ballerini, The Chainsmokers, Maren Morris, and Anderson .Paak among others. “The 2017 GRAMMY Nominees album provides a unique playlist, and showcases some of the greatest songs and talented artists that make up this year’s incredible nominees,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. “We are pleased to collaborate with Atlantic Records on this project, which provides support for the invaluable programs and initiatives our charities produce throughout the year.” “It has been a fantastic year for music, and we’re very happy to partner with the Recording Academy once again to release a tremendous collection of GRAMMY-nominated artists and songs,” said Julie Greenwald, Chairman & COO of Atlantic Records. “It’s great to have all these amazing and diverse performances together on one album, especially when it supports the wonderful work done by the Recording Academy’s charities.” Music fans can log on to 2017GRAMMYAlbum.com or CBS.com/GRAMMYs through Jan. 19 to pre-order the 2017 GRAMMY Nominees album, and enter for a chance to win a trip for two to the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards. The 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be held on Sunday, Feb. 12 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, and will be broadcast live on CBS at 8p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT). *No purchase necessary to enter or win. Visit 2017GRAMMYAlbum.com or CBS.com/GRAMMYs for details and eligibility requirements 2017 GRAMMY® Nominees Album Track Listing BEYONCÉ “Don’t Hurt Yourself” Feat. Jack White Album Of The Year TWENTY ONE PILOTS “Stressed Out” Record Of The Year Best Pop Duo/Group Performance SIA “Cheap Thrills” Feat. Sean Paul Best Pop Duo/Group Performance DRAKE “Hotline Bling” Album Of The Year ADELE “Hello” Record Of The Year Album Of The Year Best Pop Solo Performance Best Pop Vocal Album JUSTIN BIEBER “Love Yourself” Album Of The Year Best Pop Solo Performance Best Pop Vocal Album THE CHAINSMOKERS “Closer” Feat. Halsey Best New Artist Best Pop Duo/Group Performance KELSEA BALLERINI “Peter Pan” Best Continue reading THE RECORDING ACADEMY® AND ATLANTIC RECORDS REVEAL 2017 GRAMMY® NOMINEES ALBUM TRACK LISTING

KELSEA BALLERINI NOMINATED FOR BEST NEW ARTIST AT THE 59th ANNUALGRAMMY AWARDS

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“Peter Pan” Soars To Platinum Success; Fantasy-Themed Single Is Her Second 1-Million Seller “Yeah Boy” Quickly Climbing The Country Radio Charts Quickly becoming one of country’s most beloved new superstars, KELSEA BALLERINI is nominated for Best New Artist in the all-genre category at the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards on February 12. Humbled by receiving her first GRAMMY nomination, Ballerini instantly took to social media Tuesday morning to share her sweet reaction. “I was 15 the first time I saw a GRAMMY. It was in a studio I was recording some of my first demos in. I remember asking if I could hold it, being its biggest fan, and knowing how important it was,” she recalled on Instagram. “I wish I could go back and tell that 15 year old starry eyed girl that she’d be nominated a few years later. #BestNewArtist @recordingacademy” Read her additional tweet here. She also took a moment to record a special video message to her fans: WATCH The Black River artist is also celebrating her fastest-selling single to date, “Peter Pan,” which has now been officially certified PLATINUM by the RIAA. An epic, girl-power anthem about a love interest who will never grow up, “Peter Pan” was co-written by Ballerini with Jesse Lee and Forest Glen Whitehead and is her second taste of PLATINUM success following the breakout debut, “Love Me Like You Mean It.” Both tracks, plus the GOLD-certified “Dibs,” were part of Ballerini’s groundbreaking first album, THE FIRST TIME. “PLATINUM IS SO MANY. Knowing this song had the reaction it did and that a million people liked it enough to welcome it into their radios and stereos and lives is so incredible,” Ballerini shares. “As a songwriter, that is one of my proudest accomplishments so far.” Resonating strongly with country fans since its release in March, “Peter Pan” was already a historic milestone, making Ballerini the first female artist – including duos or groups – to hit #1 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart with her first three singles. Simultaneously, the fantasy-themed tune rose to the top spot on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart, also making Ballerini the first female artist to score a double #1. A visually-stunning video for the track was directed by Kristin Barlowe and has already been viewed over 22 million times on YouTube, which can be watched here. Heading for a strong finish to 2016, Ballerini kicked off her first ever headlining tour – aptly titled THE FIRST TIME TOUR – claiming sold out dates in Washington, D.C., her hometown of Knoxville, TN, Atlanta, Chicago, Minneapolis, MN, Boston, New York City, and Buffalo, NY. The tour continues this week with upcoming shows at The Wiltern in Los Angeles (12/8) and a two-night run at Orleans Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas (12/9-10) before wrapping in Houston, TX (12/14). Meanwhile, Ballerini’s new single – the fun-and-flirty “Yeah Boy” – is currently making its way up the charts. She’ll also perform at Kelly Clarkson’s Miracle on Broadway benefit concert in Continue reading KELSEA BALLERINI NOMINATED FOR BEST NEW ARTIST AT THE 59th ANNUALGRAMMY AWARDS

Tate Stevens To Be On The Grammy Awards

X Factor Winner Tate Stevens Will Be Featured At The 55th Annual Grammy Awards. Tate Stevens will give fans a first look at his debut music video for “Holler If You’re With Me.” This will take place at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards February 10 on CBS. The video will debut during the Grammy broadcast compliments of Pepsi as part of his grand prize winnings. The single, “Holler It You’re With Me,” will be available for download beginning February 5.

Grammy Awards 2013 Country Nominations

Complete List of Country, Bluegrass, Americana and Folk Grammy Nominations for 2013. Last night the recording industry through a shindig to announce the nominees for the 2013 Grammy Awards. Below you’ll find the complete list of country, bluegrass, american and folk nominations! Be sure to tell us what you think about those being who earned noms. The awards show will air live on CBS on February 10th at 8/7c. In the meantime, the album featuring the music of all the nominees will be available on January 22nd. 55th Grammy Nominations: Best Country Solo Performance “Home“: Dierks Bentley “Springsteen“: Eric Church “Cost Of Livin’“:Ronnie Dunn “Wanted“: Hunter Hayes “Over“: Blake Shelton “Blown Away“: Carrie Underwood Best Country Duo/Group Performance “Even If It Breaks Your Heart“: Eli Young Band “Pontoon“: Little Big Town “Safe & Sound“: Taylor Swift & The Civil Wars “On The Outskirts Of Town“: The Time Jumpers “I Just Come Here For The Music“: Don Williams Featuring Alison Krauss Best Country Song “Blown Away”:Josh Kear & Chris Tompkins, songwriters (Carrie Underwood) “Cost Of Livin’”: Phillip Coleman & Ronnie Dunn, songwriters (Ronnie Dunn) “Even If It Breaks Your Heart”: Will Hoge & Eric Paslay, songwriters (Eli Young Band) “So You Don’t Have To Love Me Anymore”: Jay Knowles & Adam Wright, songwriters (Alan Jackson) “Springsteen”: Eric Church, Jeff Hyde & Ryan Tyndell, songwriters (Eric Church) Best Country Album Uncaged: Zac Brown Band Hunter Hayes: Hunter Hayes Living For A Song: A Tribute To Hank Cochran: Jamey Johnson Four The Record: Miranda Lambert The Time Jumpers: The Time Jumpers Best Americana Album The Carpenter: The Avett Brothers From The Ground Up: John Fullbright The Lumineers: The Lumineers Babel: Mumford & Sons Slipstream: Bonnie Raitt Best Bluegrass Album The Gospel Side Of: Dailey & Vincent Life Finds A Way: The Grascals Beat The Devil And Carry A Rail: Noam Pikelny Scratch Gravel Road: Special Consensus Nobody Knows You: Steep Canyon Rangers Best Folk Album Leaving Eden: Carolina Chocolate Drops Election Special: Ry Cooder Hambone’s Meditations: Luther Dickinson The Goat Rodeo Sessions: Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile This One’s For Him: A Tribute To Guy Clark: (Various Artists) Shawn Camp & Tamara Saviano (producers) Noteworthy: Taylor Swift got a nod in the multi-genre Record of the Year category for “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together“ To see the complete list of nominations head to the official page.

Grammy Nominations Concert New Co-Host: Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift Hosts The Grammy Nominations Concert Live for the Second Time. The Grammy Nominations Concert announced their Co-Host for 2012: Taylor Swift. Let’s recap: new album, new shoes, new tour, new museum exhibit. Yes, the only thing Taylor Swift is missing recently is hosting the Grammy Nomination concert! On Dec. 5th, Taylor will join LL Cool J for this CBS special, and they’ll announce the nominations for the 55th annual Grammy Awards. Taylor and LL first hosted the event in 2008. Other than the hosting duo of Taylor and LL, the concert has lined-up Luke Bryan and Maroon 5. Rumor has it they’ll be announcing another big performer soon. Keep checking back with us for this big announcement! Get YOUR Shot of Country: Taylor Swift’s RED! We made a drink to celebrate Taylor’s album release, but you can make this same drink to celebrate her hosting of the Grammy Nominations Concert! *We know not all of Taylor’s fans are of the legal drinking age. If you aren’t, try out the PG version of our recipe, and everyone remember: DRINK RESPONSIBLY!*

Country Grammy Winners 2012

Complete List Of Country Wins at 2012 Grammy Awards! Another awards show has come and gone! The 2012 Grammy Awards provided quite a bit of visual interest from what was being worn on the red carpet to the strange sightings of who was sitting next to whom (we took special note of a photo featuring Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert seated next to Lady Gaga). There were a couple good performances, but nothing really surprising going on as far as winners are concerned. Taylor Swift dominated the country categories, and The Civil Wars received quite a bit of attention as well. I really wanted Zac Brown Band to win for “Where The River Goes” (From Footloose) in the Best Song Written for Visual Media category, but no such luck. Also, we were pretty excited about The Band Perry’s New Artist nomination, but they were passed up by another artist. Oh well, we know how amazing they all are! You can see the complete list of Country, Folk, Bluegrass and Americana winners below. Be sure to let us know what you think about this year’s winners! Complete List of 2012 Country, Bluegrass, Americana Grammy Winners Best Solo Country Performance Taylor Swift, “Mean” Best Country Duo/Group Performance The Civil Wars, “Barton Hollow” Best Country Song “Mean“, Taylor Swift Best Country Album Own The Night, Lady Antebellum Best Americana Album Ramble at the Ryman, Levon Helm Best Bluegrass Album Paper Airplane, Allison Krauss & Union Station Best Folk Album Barton Hallow, The Civil Wars

Glen Campbell Grammy Performance

Glen Campbell Joined by Black Shelton and The Band Perry for Grammy Performance. Glen Campbell will be joined by Blake Shelton and The Band Perry for a special performance at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards. After Campbell was awkwardly cut off after being pulled onstage during a tribute performance at the 2011 CMA Awards, its good to see that he’s being given another chance to get back on stage. Glen has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, and is currently in the midst of his farewell tour which will run until the end of June this year. The 2012 Grammy Awards air LIVE on CBS on Sunday, February 12th. Other country artists expected to perform include Taylor Swift and Jason Aldean with Kelly Clarkson.

Country Artists Featured on 2012 Grammy Album

Jason Aldean, The Band Perry and Others Featured On Compilation Album From 2012 Grammy Nominations. Several country stars, including Jason Aldean, Eric Church, The Band Perry, Lady Antebellum and Taylor Swift are included in an upcoming multi-genre, compilation album, 2012 Grammy Nominations, which will release Tuesday, January 24th. For a complete list of country artist 2012 Grammy Nominations, see the list below! The album features 22-tracks, and on it you will find Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson’s collab “Don’t You Wanna Stay“, Eric Church’s “Drink In My Hand“, Lady A’s “Just A Kiss“, Shelton’s “Honey Bee“, and Taylor Swift’s “Mean“. Portions of the proceeds from album sales will go to benefit the Grammy Foundation and the MusiCares Foundation, both founded by The Recording Academy. The 54th Annual Grammy Awards will be held on “Grammy Sunday“, February 12, 2012, at Staples Center in Los Angeles and once again will be broadcast live on CBS from 8 – 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT). Complete List of 2012 Country, Bluegrass, Americana Grammy Nominations Best Country Solo Performance “Dirt Road Anthem“, Jason Aldean “I’m Gonna Love You Through It“, Martina McBride “Honey Bee“, Blake Shelton “Mean“, Taylor Swift “Mama’s Song“, Carrie Underwood Best Country Duo/Group Performance “Don’t You Wanna Stay“, Jason Aldean with Kelly Clarkson “You and Tequila“, Kenny Chesney featuring Grace Potter “Barton Hollow“, The Civil Wars “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not“, Thompson Square Best Country Song “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not“, Jim Collins & David Lee Murphy, songwriters (Thompson Square) “God Gave Me You“, Dave Barnes, songwriter (Blake Shelton) “Just Fishin‘”, Casey Beathard, Monty Criswell & Ed Hill, songwriters (Trace Adkins) “Mean“, Taylor Swift, songwriter (Taylor Swift) “Threaten Me With Heaven“, Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Will Owsley & Dillon O’Brian, songwriters (Vince Gill) “You and Tequila“, Matraca Berg & Deana Carter, songwriters (Kenny Chesney Featuring Grace Potter) Best Country Album My Kinda Party, Jason Aldean Chief, Eric Church Own The Night, Lady Antebellum Red River Blue, Blake Shelton Here For A Good Time, George Strait Speak Now, Taylor Swift Best Folk Album Barton Hollows, The Civil Wars I’ll Never Get Out Of This World Alive, Steve Earle Helplessness Blues, Fleet Foxes Ukulele Songs, Eddie Vedder The Harrow & The Harvest, Gillian Welch Best Bluegrass Album Paper Airplane, Alison Krauss & Union Station Reason And Rhyme: Bluegrass Songs By Robert Hunter & Jim Lauderdale, Jim Lauderdale Rare Bird Alert, Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers Old Memories: The Songs of Bill Monroe, The Del McCoury Band A Mother’s Prayer, Ralph Stanley Sleep With One Eye Open, Chris Thile & Micheal Daves Best Americana Album Emotional Jukebox, Linda Chorney Pull Up Some Dust and Sit Down, Ry Cooder Hard Bargain, Emmylou Harris Ramble At The Ryman, Levon Helm Blessed, Lucinda Williams Best New Artist The Band Perry Bon Iver J. Cole Nicki Minaj Skrillex Best Song Written For Visual Media “Where The River Goes” (From Footloose) Zac Brown, Wyatt Durrette, Drew Pearson & Anne Preven, songwriters (Zac Brown) “Born To Be Continue reading Country Artists Featured on 2012 Grammy Album

Country Grammy Nominations

2012 Country Grammy Nominations Announced! We are just finishing up this year’s award cycle, and those for 2012 are already gearing up. Last week, the nominations for the 54th Grammy Awards were announced, and we have a complete list of the Country, Bluegrass and Americana artists receiving recognition. I am not particularly surprised that the nominations are dominated by this year’s usual suspects, Blake Shelton, Taylor Swift, Jason Aldean and Kenny Chesney. It is good to see Eric Church in the running for best country album for Chief, and I have no doubt country fans will be pleased that George Strait is recognized for his album, Here For A Good Time. I find it strange that of all of Taylor Swift’s singles, “Mean” was chosen for nomination in both “Best Country Solo Performance” and “Best Song”. I enjoy many of Taylor’s songs, but that is not the most country song on her Speak Now album. It is just a little odd that it popped up in two categories. Also, I am pleased that country artists are being recognized outside of the genre categories as well. The Band Perry is up against several artists from multiple genres in the “Best New Artist” category, and Zac Brown is receiving deserved attention for his original work on the Footloose soundtrack. The 54th Annual Grammy Awards will be held on “Grammy Sunday“, February 12, 2012, at Staples Center in Los Angeles and once again will be broadcast live on CBS from 8 – 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT). Take a look at the list below, and tell us who you think deserves to win! Is anyone missing from the nominations? Tell us that too! Complete List of 2012 Country, Bluegrass, Americana Grammy Nominations Best Country Solo Performance “Dirt Road Anthem“, Jason Aldean “I’m Gonna Love You Through It“, Martina McBride “Honey Bee“, Blake Shelton “Mean“, Taylor Swift “Mama’s Song“, Carrie Underwood Best Country Duo/Group Performance “Don’t You Wanna Stay“, Jason Aldean with Kelly Clarkson “You and Tequila“, Kenny Chesney featuring Grace Potter “Barton Hollow“, The Civil Wars “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not“, Thompson Square Best Country Song “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not“, Jim Collins & David Lee Murphy, songwriters (Thompson Square) “God Gave Me You“, Dave Barnes, songwriter (Blake Shelton) “Just Fishin‘”, Casey Beathard, Monty Criswell & Ed Hill, songwriters (Trace Adkins) “Mean“, Taylor Swift, songwriter (Taylor Swift) “Threaten Me With Heaven“, Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Will Owsley & Dillon O’Brian, songwriters (Vince Gill) “You and Tequila“, Matraca Berg & Deana Carter, songwriters (Kenny Chesney Featuring Grace Potter) Best Country Album My Kinda Party, Jason Aldean Chief, Eric Church Own The Night, Lady Antebellum Red River Blue, Blake Shelton Here For A Good Time, George Strait Speak Now, Taylor Swift Best Folk Album Barton Hollows, The Civil Wars I’ll Never Get Out Of This World Alive, Steve Earle Helplessness Blues, Fleet Foxes Ukulele Songs, Eddie Vedder The Harrow & The Harvest, Gillian Welch Best Bluegrass Album Paper Airplane, Alison Krauss & Union Continue reading Country Grammy Nominations

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