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2016 Grammy Awards Nominees Announced

2016 Grammy Awards nominees
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Little Big Town, Chris Stapleton and Sam Hunt will be among the artists vying for trophies at the 2016 Grammy Awards.

The three country acts are nominated in the all-genre Song of the Year, Album of the Year and Best New Artist categories. Also among the all-genre nominees are Taylor Swift — for Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Album of the Year, among others — and Kelly Clarkson.

Hunt, LBT and Stapleton also make appearances in the Grammy Awards’ country-specific categories, as do Ashley Monroe, Kacey Musgraves, Cam and Joey + Rory, among many others.

See a complete list of country, Americana, bluegrass and folk nominees below. The 2016 Grammy Awards will air live on Monday, Feb. 15.

2016 Grammy Awards Country, Americana, Bluegrass and Folk Nominees

Country Categories

Best Country Album

Montevallo, Sam Hunt
Pain Killer, Little Big Town
The Blade, Ashley Monroe
Pageant Material, Kacey Musgraves
Traveller, Chris Stapleton

Best Country Song (Awarded to Songwriters)

“Chances Are,” Lee Ann Womack
“Diamond Rings and Old Barstools,” Tim McGraw feat. Catherine Dunn
“Girl Crush,” Little Big Town
“Hold My Hand,” Brandy Clark
“Traveller,” Chris Stapleton

Best Country Solo Performance

“Burning House,” Cam
“Traveller,” Chris Stapleton
“Little Toy Guns,” Carrie Underwood
“John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16,” Keith Urban
“Chances Are,” Lee Ann Womack

Best Country Duo / Group Performance

“Stay a Little Longer,” Brothers Osborne
“If I Needed You,” Joey + Rory
“The Driver,” Charles Kelley, Dierks Bentley and Eric Paslay
“Girl Crush,” Little Big Town
“Lonely Tonight,” Blake Shelton feat. Ashley Monroe

Best Americana Album

The Firewatcher’s Daughter, Brandi Carlile
The Traveling Kind, Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell
Something More Than Free, Jason Isbell
Mono, The Mavericks
The Phosphorescent Blues, Punch Brothers

Best American Roots Song (Awarded to Songwriters)

“All Night Long,” The Mavericks
“The Cost of Living,” Don Henley and Merle Haggard
“Julep,” Punch Brothers
“The Traveling Kind,” Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell
“24 Frames,” Jason Isbell

Best American Roots Performance

“And Am I Born to Die,” Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn
“Born to Play Guitar,” Buddy Guy
“City of Our Lady,” The Milk Carton Kids
“Julep,” Punch Brothers
“See That My Grave Is Kept Clean,” Mavis Staples

Best Bluegrass Album

Pocket Full of Keys, Dale Ann Bradley
Before the Sun Goes Down, Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley
In Session, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
Man of Constant Sorrow, Ralph Stanley & Friends
The Muscle Shoals Recordings, The SteelDrivers

Best Folk Album

Wood, Wire & Words, Norman Blake
Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn, Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn
Tomorrow Is My Turn, Rhiannon Giddens
Servant of Love, Patty Griffin
Didn’t He Ramble, Glen Hansard

Other Categories Featuring Country Artists

Record of the Year

“Really Love,” D’Angelo and the Vanguard
“Uptown Funk,” Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars
“Thinking Out Loud,” Ed Sheeran
“Blank Space,” Taylor Swift
“Can’t Feel My Face,” The Weeknd

Album of the Year

Sound & Color, Alabama Shakes
To Pimp a Butterfly, Kendrick Lamar
Traveller, Chris Stapleton
1989, Taylor Swift
Beauty Behind the Madness, The Weeknd

Song of the Year (Awarded to Songwriters)

“Alright,” Kendrick Lamar
“Blank Space,” Taylor Swift
“Girl Crush,” Little Big Town
“See You Again,” Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth
“Thinking Out Loud,” Ed Sheeran

Best New Artist

Courtney Barnett
James Bay
Sam Hunt
Tori Kelly
Meghan Trainor

Best Pop Solo Performance

“Heartbeat Song,” Kelly Clarkson
“Love Me Like You Do,” Ellie Goulding
“Thinking Out Loud,” Ed Sheeran
“Blank Space,” Taylor Swift
“Can’t Feel My Face,” The Weeknd

Best Pop Duo / Group Performance

“Ship to Wreck,” Florence + the Machine
“Sugar,” Maroon 5
“Uptown Funk,” Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars
“Bad Blood,” Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar
“See You Again,” Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth

Best Pop Vocal Album

Piece By Piece, Kelly Clarkson
How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful, Florence + the Machine
Uptown Special, Mark Ronson
1989, Taylor Swift
Before This World, James Taylor

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media

Empire: Season 1
Fifty Shades of Grey
Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me
Pitch Perfect 2

Best Recording Package

Alagoas, Alagoas
Bush, Snoop Dogg
How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful, Florence + the Machine
My Happiness, Elvis Presley
Still the King: Celebrating the Music of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys, Asleep at the Wheel

Best Music Video

“LSD,” ASAP Rocky
“I Feel Love (Every Million Miles),” The Dead Weather
“Alright,” Kendrick Lamar
“Bad Blood,” Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar
“Freedom,” Pharrell Williams

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