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Grammy 2011 Nominees

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The 2011 Grammy Awards nominations are out, and Nashville has cause to celebrate.

Lady Antebellum lead the country pack with six nominations, including three in the major all-genre categories. The trio are nominated for Best Country Performance By a Duo or Group With Vocals, Song of the Year, Best Country Song, Best Country Album, Album of the Year and Record of the Year — all for their mega-hit, ‘Need You Now,’ and the album of the same name.

Miranda Lambert is close behind Lady A with five nominations. She is also named in the Song of the Year and Album of the Year categories, as well as Best Female Country Vocal Performance, Best Country Collaboration With Vocals and Best Country Song.

“I’m so excited to be here representing country music for all my peeps!” gushed Miranda, who performed during the live Grammy nominations concert Wednesday night on CBS. “Being nominated for a Grammy is amazing!”

Eminem leads the pack of all nominees with ten nods, followed by Bruno Mars with eight. Lady Antebellum’s six ties them for third place in the nominees list with Lady Gaga and Jay-Z.

Several of the top categories were announced during the live television special Wednesday, which included performances by Miranda Lambert, Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, Train and Justin Bieber. Hosted by LL Cool J, announcers for the nominations included Stevie Wonder, Craig Ferguson, Selana Gomez, Dave Grohl and Paramore‘s Hayley Williams.

See below for a list of nominees in the country categories and four major all-genre categories. Click here for a full list of Grammy nominees.

Best Female Country Vocal Performance

Jewel, ‘Satisfied’
Miranda Lambert, ‘The House That Built Me’
LeAnn Rimes, ‘Swingin’
Carrie Underwood, ‘Temporary Home’
Gretchen Wilson, ‘I’d Love To Be Your Last’

Best Male Country Performance

Jamey Johnson, ‘Macon’
Toby Keith, ‘Cryin’ For Me (Wayman’s Song)’
David Nail, ‘Turning Home’
Keith Urban, ‘Til Summer Comes Around’
Chris Young, ‘Gettin’ You Home’

Best Country Song

‘The Breath You Take,’ George Strait
‘Free,’ Zac Brown Band
‘The House That Built Me,’ Miranda Lambert
‘I’d Love To Be Your Last,’ Gretchen Wilson
‘If I Die Young,’ The Band Perry
‘Need You Now,’ Lady Antebellum

Best Country Performance By a Duo or Group With Vocals

Zac Brown Band, ‘Free’
Dailey & Vincent, ‘Elizabeth’
Lady Antebellum, ‘Need You Now’
Little Big Town, ‘Little White Church’
The SteelDrivers, ‘Where Rainbows Never Die’

Best Country Album

‘Up On The Ridge,’ Dierks Bentley
‘You Get What You Give,’ Zac Brown Band
‘The Guitar Song,’ Jamey Johnson
‘Need You Now,’ Lady Antebellum
‘Revolution,’ Miranda Lambert

Best Country Collaboration With Vocals

‘Pride (In The Name of Love),’ Dierks Bentley, Del McCoury & The Punch Brothers
‘As She’s Walking Away,’ Zac Brown Band and Alan Jackson
‘Bad Angel,’ Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert and Jamey Johnson
‘Hillbilly Bone,’ Blake Shelton and Trace Adkins
‘I Run To You,’ Marty Stuart and Connie Smith

Best New Artist

Justin Bieber
Drake
Florence + The Machine
Mumford and Sons
Esperanza Spalding

Song of the Year

‘Beg Steal or Borrow,’ Ray LaMontagne
‘Forget You,’ Cee Lo Green
‘Love The Way You Lie,’ Eminem
‘Need You Now,’ Lady Antebellum
‘The House That Built Me,’ Miranda Lambert

Record of the Year

‘B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray,’ B.o.B.
‘Empire State of Mind,’ Jay-Z and Alicia Keys
‘Forget You,’ Cee Lo Green
‘Love The Way You Lie,’ Eminem
‘Need You Now,’ Lady Antebellum

Album of the Year

‘The Fame Monster,’ Lady Gaga
‘The Suburbs,’ Arcade Fire
‘Need You Now,’ Lady Antebellum
‘Recovery,’ Eminem
‘Teenage Dream,’ Katy Perry

The Grammy Awards will air live from Los Angeles on February 13, 2011, at 8:00 PM ET on CBS.

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