When the 2019 Grammy Awards nominees were announced in early December, we had questions.

Because of the the way Grammys nominees and winners are determined, and because the show is an all-genre one, the highlighted artists, songs and albums aren't always what you'll see at country-specific awards shows -- but a few categories still left us scratching our heads (or chuckling to ourselves). Read on to see if you were asking yourself some of the same questions.

Maren Morris, Kacey Musgraves and Brandi Carlile's names are all over the 2019 Grammy Awards nominees list, in country- and Americana-specific categories and beyond. The expansion of the four all-genre categories -- Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best New Artist -- also benefited the potential country nominees, as each category includes at least one name that'll be familiar to the genre's fans.

The 2019 Grammy Awards will take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif., on Feb. 10. The televised ceremony will begin at 8PM ET on CBS; the pre-telecast Premiere Ceremony will be available to stream online earlier in the evening.

The Boot will be staying up late covering the most buzzed-about country winners, fashion and moments at the 2019 Grammy Awards. Readers can watch along with us by checking back to TheBoot.com for the latest Grammys headlines, liking The Boot on Facebook and following The Boot on Twitter.

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