Today I'm thinking about the biggest night in music...The GRAMMYS! We have some major country representation this year. Taylor Swift has the second most nominations right behind Beyonce.
Country nominations are as follows:
Album of the Year: Fearless (Taylor Swift)
Record of the Year: "You Belong with Me" (Taylor Swift)
Song of the Year: "You Belong with Me" Songwriters Liz Rose & Taylor Swift
Best Female Country Vocal Performance: Dead Flowers-Miranda Lambert, I Just Call You Mine-Martina McBride, White Horse-Taylor Swift, Just a Dream-Carrie Underwood, Solitary Thinkin'-Lee Ann Womack
Best Male Country Vocal Performance: All I ask for Anymore-Trace Adkins, People are Crazy-Billy Currington, High Cost of Living-Jamey Johnson, Living for the Night-George Strait, Sweet Thing-Keith Urban
Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals: Cowgirls Don't Cry-Brooks & Dunn, Chicken Fried-Zac Brown Band, I Run To You-Lady Antebellum, Here Comes Goodbye-Rascal Flatts, It Happens-Sugarland
Best Country Collaboration with Vocals: Beautiful World-Dierks Bentley & Patty Griffin, Down the Road-Kenny Chesney & Mac McAnally, Start a Band-Brad Paisley & Keith Urban, I Told You So-Carrie Underwood & Randy Travis, Everything But Quits-Lee Ann Womack & George Strait
Best Country Song: All I Ask For Anymore (Trace Adkins), High Cost of Living (Jamey Johnson), I Run To You (Lady Antebellum), People Are Crazy (Billy Currington), White Horse (Taylor Swift)
Best Country Album: The Foundation-Zac Brown Band, Twang-George Strait, Fearless-Taylor Swift, Defying Gravity-Keith Urban, Call Me Crazy-Lee Ann Womack
Best Female Pop Vocal Performance-You Belong with Me-Taylor Swift
Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals: Breathe-Taylor Swift & Colbie Caillat, Baby, It's Cold Outside-Willie Nelson & Norah Jones, Sea of Heartbreak-Rosanne Cash & Bruce Springsteen
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: American Classic-Willie Nelson
Best Rock Instrumental Performance: Playing with Fire-Brad Paisley (from PLAY)
Best Southern, Country or Bluegrass Gospel Album: The Rock-Tracy Lawrence
Best Americana Album: Willie and the Wheel-Willie Nelson & Asleep at the Wheel
Best Long Form Music Video-Love, Pain & The Whole Crazy World Tour Live-Keith Urban
The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards show will air live on CBS January 31st at 7pm. I'll be tuned in to see if Taylor can sweep these too.
Taylor tells MTV, "To be recognized by the Grammys is the ultimate honor, and all I know is that when I write about this in my journal tonight, it will be in all capital letters and underlined four times and there will be lots of exclamation points in this entry because I never imagined I'd get to write this kind of journal entry."
Check out Taylor tonight on NBC's The Jay Leno Show she's slated to be part of the "Ten@Ten" segment.
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