Grammy Surprises

Grammy Surprises

Tanya Tucker is the surprise front runner when it comes to country nominees at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards, grabbing four nods, including one in the all-genre Song of the Year for “Bring My Flowers Now.”

The track also vies for Best Country Solo Performance and Best Country Song, in addition to a Best Country Album nom for While I’m Livin’.

Eric ChurchDan + Shay and Ashley McBryde each have two chances to win, along with Miranda Lambert, who’s nominated both for Best Country Song for “It All Comes Out in the Wash” and Best Country Album for Pistol Annies’ Interstate Gospel.

Reba McEntire gets an unexpected nod in that same category for her 2019 effort, Stronger than the Truth.

Perhaps the most obvious omission? Grammy favorite Maren Morris is missing from the three country categories that would typically apply. She shows up, however, in Best Country Duo/Group Performance for the GIRL track, “Common,” with Brandi Carlile.  Brandi who also shares in all of Tanya Tucker’s nominations as a producer/writer.

Meanwhile, the Lil Nas X phenomenon continues, as the rapper pulls six nominations, including one for the prestigious all-genre Record of the Year for “Old Town Road” with Billy Ray Cyrus.

Dolly Parton also gets noticed in the Best Song Written for Visual Media category for “Girl in the Movies,” one of the tunes from the Dumplin’ soundtrack.

Here’s a complete look at the country categories for the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards, which air Sunday, January 26, live from L.A.’s Staples Center on CBS:

Best Country Solo Performance
“All Your’n” — Tyler Childers
“Girl Goin’ Nowhere” — Ashley McBryde
“Ride Me Back Home” — Willie Nelson
“God’s Country” — Blake Shelton
“Bring My Flowers Now” — Tanya Tucker

Best Country Duo/Group Performance
“Brand New Man” — Brooks & Dunn with Luke Combs
“I Don’t Remember Me (Before You)” — Brothers Osborne
“Speechless” — Dan + Shay
“The Daughters” — Little Big Town
“Common” — Maren Morris featuring Brandi Carlile

Best Country Song
“Bring My Flowers Now” — Brandi Carlile, Phil Hanseroth, Tim Hanseroth, & Tanya Tucker
“Girl Goin’ Nowhere” — Jeremy Bussey & Ashley McBryde
“It All Comes Out in the Wash” — Miranda Lambert, Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna, & Liz Rose
“Some of It” — Eric Church, Clint Daniels, Jeff Hyde, & Bobby Pinson
“Speechless” — Shay Mooney, Jordan Reynolds, Dan Smyers, & Laura Veltz

Best Country Album
Desperate Man — Eric Church
Stronger Than the Truth — Reba McEntire
Interstate Gospel — Pistol Annies
Center Point Road — Thomas Rhett
While I’m Livin’ — Tanya Tucker


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