Kelsea Ballerini, Keith Urban, Maren Morris Show Appreciation for 2017 Grammys Nods
Kelsea Ballerini, Keith Urban and Maren Morris had good news to celebrate on Tuesday morning (Dec. 6), following the announcement of 2017 Grammy Awards nominees. All three country stars were quick to share their appreciation for their Grammys nods.
"Four Grammy nominations?! I'M SHOOK," tweeted Morris, who leads the pack of country nominees this year. The rising star earned a nomination in the all-genre Best New Artist category, as well as in Best Country Album, Best Country Song and Best Country Solo Performance.
Also representing country music in the Best New Artist category is Ballerini, who earned her one 2017 Grammy Awards nod in that category. "Oh my god. MOM I'M GOING TO THE GRAMMYS," a clearly excited Ballerini tweeted after the Recording Academy shared the news; after Kelly Clarkson congratulated her on the nod, Ballerini added, "Oh my goodness, Thank youuuuu!!!!"
Urban, meanwhile, is on tour in Australia, where it's already Wednesday morning (Dec. 7). He got the news of his three 2017 Grammys nods, he explains in a statement, at 2AM while "coming down for a crazy-great show overseas."
"I’m totally blown away with these nominations. Making Ripcord was really a collaborative labor of love, both for the music and all the people that helped me bring my vision to life," Urban says. "I’ll stay up anytime to hear news like this ... just not sure of how to get to sleep now!!”
Urban received three nominations for the 2017 Grammy Awards: Best Country Album, Best Country Song and Best Country Solo Performance.
Sturgill Simpson is also representing the country and Americana genres in an all-genre category at the upcoming Grammys: He earned a nod for Album of the Year, as well as one for Best Country Album. Brandy Clark, the Avett Brothers, Miranda Lambert and more have multiple nominations as well.
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. Further details, including a list of performers, will be announced in the coming weeks.
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