Miranda Lambert, Lady A on 2010 Grammy Nominees Disc
The Grammy Awards are just a month away, and once again several of the nominees will be spotlighted on the annual Grammy Nominees album, including a few country favorites.
Lady Antebellum, who lead the country pack for number of nominations with six nods, and Miranda Lambert, who is close behind the trio with three nominations, will both include their songs -- 'Need You Now' and 'The House That Built Me,' respectively -- on the upcoming CD. The tunes are each nominated in the all-genre and country Song of the Year categories, where the award goes to the songwriters, in Lady A's case, Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley and Hillary Scott wrote their nomination with Josh Kear. In addition, Taylor Swift will enjoy a slot on the project as well, thanks to the inclusion of John Mayer's 'Half of My Heart,' which featured guest vocals from Taylor and garnered John a nomination for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance.
Other artists on the disc include Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Eminem, Adam Lambert, Michael Jackson and Paramore. With the newly added partnership with the record label Jive for this year's release, plus the all-star cast, the President and CEO of the Recording Academy, Neil Portnow, anticipates this year's album topping the previous 16 compilations in sales and chart action.
"The exceptional mix of recordings contained on this preeminent compilation provides an incredible playlist from some of this year's remarkable and talented GRAMMY nominees," he says. "With 19 diverse selections, the nominees album offers quality recordings for all music fans. We are proud and excited to, for the first time, collaborate with Jive Records on this project and we look forward to another successful chart-topping GRAMMY album."
The Grammy Nominees Album will be available on January 25, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the MusiCares Foundation and The Grammy Foundation. The Grammy Awards will air live from Los Angeles February 13 at 8:00 PM ET.