The 2016 Grammy Awards— Country Music Nominees

2016 grammy award nominees

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Nominations for the 58th Annual Grammy Awards were announced today! See who is busy celebrating...

Considering what went down at the 2015 CMA Awards, it’s no big shock that Little Big Town and Chris Stapleton are country music’s most nominated artists at the 2016 Grammy Awards! The versatile artists picked up coveted all-genre nominations in addition to nominations in strictly country music categories.  Sam Hunt, Lee Ann Womack, and Ashley Monroe also cliched multiple Grammy nominations.

2016 Grammy Nominees (Country Focus)

Album of the Year
Alabama Shakes, Sound & Color
Kendrick Lamar, To Pimp a Butterfly
Chris Stapleton, Traveller
Taylor Swift, 1989
The Weeknd, Beauty Behind the Madness
Song of the Year (Awarded to Songwriters)
Kendrick Lamar, “Alright”
Taylor Swift, “Blank Space”
Little Big Town, “Girl Crush”
Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth, “See You Again”
Ed Sheeran, “Thinking Out Loud”
Best New Artist
Courtney Barnett
James Bay
Sam Hunt
Tori Kelly
Meghan Trainor
Best Country Album
Sam Hunt, Montevallo
Little Big Town, Pain Killer
Ashley Monroe, The Blade
Kacey Musgraves, Pageant Material
Chris Stapleton, Traveller
Best Country Song (Awarded to Songwriters)
Lee Ann Womack, “Chances Are”
Tim McGraw feat. Catherine Dunn, “Diamond Rings and Old Barstools”
Little Big Town, “Girl Crush”
Brandy Clark, “Hold My Hand”
Chris Stapleton, “Traveller”
Best Country Solo Performance
Cam, “Burning House”
Chris Stapleton, “Traveller”
Carrie Underwood, “Little Toy Guns”
Keith Urban, “John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16”
Lee Ann Womack, “Chances Are”

WAIT. Will you guys double check this? Am I actually nominated for a Grammy??? #BurningHouse AHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!

Posted by Cam on Monday, December 7, 2015

Best Country Duo / Group Performance
Brothers Osborne, “Stay a Little Longer”
Joey + Rory, “If I Needed You”
Charles Kelley, Dierks Bentley and Eric Paslay, “The Driver”
Little Big Town, “Girl Crush”
Blake Shelton feat. Ashley Monroe, “Lonely Tonight”

#TheDriver is Nominated for Best Country Duo / Group Performance! w/ Charles Kelley & Eric Paslay #GRAMMYs

Posted by Dierks Bentley on Monday, December 7, 2015

Really thrilled to see Joey + Rory get a nod. They certainly deserve some happiness and a reason to smile during the last stages of Joey’s brave cancer battle. As much as we love and respect the other acts in the ‘Best Country Duo/ Group Performance’ category— we hope Joey and Rory Feek walk away with this win.

…woke my bride up this morning with a baby in my arms and the news that our version of “If I Needed You” was nominated…

Posted by Joey and Rory on Monday, December 7, 2015


Congrats to all the nominees! The 58th annual Grammy Awards air on February 15th at 7PM CT on your local CBS station.