The 2017 Grammy Awards are fast approaching, and many fan-favorite country stars -- including Kelsea Ballerini, Keith Urban and Maren Morris, among others -- are nominated for the coveted trophies.

Morris earned the most nominations of any country artist in 2017: She's up for Best Country Album, Best Country Song and Best Country Solo Performance, in addition to the all-genre Best New Artist award. Sturgill Simpson is competing for the all-genre Album of the Year honor, as well as Best Country Album, and Ballerini, too, is nominated for Best New Artist. Other country multi-nominees at the 2017 Grammy Awards include Brandy Clark, the Avett Brothers, Miranda Lambert and more.

Flip through the photo gallery to find out how some of this year's nominated country, Americana, bluegrass and folk artists feel about being in the running for the music industry's highest honor. The 59th annual Grammy Awards will take place in Los Angeles on Feb. 12. The Late Late Show host James Corden will host the televised ceremony, which will begin at 8PM ET on CBS; the pre-telecast Premiere Ceremony will begin at 3:30PM ET and be available to stream online.

The Boot will be staying up late covering the most buzzed-about country winners, fashion and moments at the 2017 Grammy Awards. Readers can watch along with us by checking back to for the latest Grammys headlines, liking The Boot on Facebook and following The Boot on Twitter.

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