2012 Grammy Nominations Revealed

The Band Perry performs on the Grammy Nominations concert.

Nominations for select Grammy categories were announced tonight (11/30) during a live concert special on CBS. Among the Nashville representatives taking the stage in Los Angeles were Sugarland, Jason Aldean (who scored multiple nominations), and The Band Perry (nominated for the all-genre Best New Artist award).

Nominations among top-billing country stars were a virtual tie with Aldean, Blake Shelton, and Taylor Swift garnering three apiece. Stoney Creek’s Thompson Square also nabbed two, giving the Broken Bow/Stoney Creek family a total of five. That ties them with Big Machine Label Group for the most nominations among Nashville labels, who got five combining Taylor’s three with Band Perry’s Best New Artist nod and one for Martina McBride’s “I’m Gonna Love You Through It.”

Kanye West tops the nominations with seven; Adele, Foo Fighters and Bruno Mars each garner six nods; and Lil Wayne and Skrillex each are up for five awards. Drake, Paul Epworth, Cee Lo Green, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine, Nicki Minaj, Mumford & Sons, Radiohead, Rihanna, and Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) each receive four nominations.

More Nashville-based artists and musicians received Grammy recognition. Eric Brace & Peter Cooper’s I Love: Tom T. Hall’s Songs of Fox Hollow [Red Beet Records] earned a nomination for Best Children’s Album. Nashville-based WannaBeatles (Nathan Burbank, Bryan Cumming, Dennis Scott, and David Toledo) scored its first-ever nomination in the Best Spoken Word Album for Fab Fan Memories – The Beatles Bond [WannaBeats Records]. Zac Brown picked up a nomination for Best Song Written For Visual Media for “Where The River Goes,” featured on the Footloose soundtrack. And the Nashville Symphony Orchestra’s Giancarlo Guerrero and Christopher Lamb got a nomination for Best Classical Instrumental Solo for Schwantner: Concerto For Percussion & Orchestra. See the full list of nominees here.

The 54th Annual Grammy Awards will air at 7 PM/CT Feb. 12, 2012 on CBS.

Best Country Solo Performance
“Dirt Road Anthem”
Jason Aldean
Track from: My Kinda Party
[Broken Bow Records]

“I’m Gonna Love You Through It”
Martina McBride
Track from: Eleven
[Republic Nashville]

“Honey Bee”
Blake Shelton
Track from: Red River Blue
[Warner Bros. Records]

Taylor Swift
Track from: Speak Now
[Big Machine Records]

“Mama’s Song”
Carrie Underwood
Track from: Play On
[Arista Nahville]

Best Country Duo/Group Performance
“Don’t You Wanna Stay”
Jason Aldean With Kelly Clarkson
Track from: My Kinda Party
[Broken Bow Records]

“You And Tequila”
Kenny Chesney Featuring Grace Potter
Track from: Hemingway’s Whiskey
[BNA Records]

“Barton Hollow”
The Civil Wars
Track from: Barton Hollow
[Sensibility Music LLC]

“Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not”
Thompson Square
Track from: Thompson Square
[Stoney Creek Records]

Best Country Song
“Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not”
Jim Collins & David Lee Murphy, songwriters (Thompson Square)
Track from: Thompson Square
[Stoney Creek Records; Publishers: Sexy Tractor Music/Hope-N-Cal Music, Old Desperados/N2D Publishing]

“God Gave Me You”
Dave Barnes, songwriter (Blake Shelton)
Track from: Red River Blue
[Warner Bros.; Publisher: No Gang Music]

“Just Fishin'”
Casey Beathard, Monty Criswell & Ed Hill, songwriters (Trace Adkins)
Track from: Proud To Be Here
[Show Dog-Universal Music; Publishers: Sony/ATV Acuff Rose Music/Six Ring Circus Songs; Sony/ATV Tree Publishing; Five Hills Music]

Taylor Swift, songwriter (Taylor Swift)
Track from: Speak Now
[Big Machine Records; Publishers: Sony/ATV Tree Publishing, Taylor Swift Music]

“Threaten Me With Heaven”
Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Will Owsley & Dillon O’Brian, songwriters (Vince Gill)
Track from: Guitar Slinger
[MCA Nashville]

“You And Tequila”
Matraca Berg & Deana Carter, songwriters (Kenny Chesney Featuring Grace Potter)
Track from: Hemingway’s Whiskey
[BNA Records]

Best Country Album
My Kinda Party
Jason Aldean
[Broken Bow Records]

Eric Church
[EMI Records Nashville]

Own The Night
Lady Antebellum
[Capitol Records Nashville]

Red River Blue
Blake Shelton
[Warner Bros. Records]

Here For A Good Time
George Strait
[MCA Nashville]

Speak Now
Taylor Swift
[Big Machine Records]

Album of the Year
[XL Recordings/Columbia Records]

Wasting Light
Foo Fighters
[RCA Records/ Roswell Records]

Born This Way
Lady Gaga
[Streamline/Interscope/Kon Live]

Doo Wops & Hooligans
Bruno Mars

[Def Jam]

Best New Artist
The Band Perry
Bon Iver
J. Cole
Nicki Minaj

Song of the Year
“Rolling in the Deep”
Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth, songwriters (Adele)
Track from: 21
[XL Recordings/Columbia Records; Publishers: Universal-Songs of Polygram/EMI Music Publishing]

Justin Vernon, songwriter (Bon Iver)
Track from: Bon Iver
[Jagjaguwar; Publisher: April Base Publishing]

Brody Brown, Claude Kelly, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine, Bruno Mars & Andrew Wyatt, songwriters (Bruno Mars)
Track from: Doo-Wops & Hooligans
[Elektra; Publishers: Mars Force Music/Bughouse, Music Famamanem/Toy Plane Music/Art For Arts Sake/Late 80s Music/Westside Ind. Music/Studiobeat Music, Warner Tamerlane, Andrew Wyatt, Downtown DMP Songs]

“All of the Lights”
Jeff Bhasker, Malik Jones, Warren Trotter & Kanye West, songwriters (Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie)
Track from: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
[Roc-A-Fella; Publishers: Very Good Beats/Hip Hop Since 1978]

“The Cave”
Ted Dwane, Ben Lovett, Marcus Mumford & Country Winston, songwriters (Mumford & Sons)
Track from: Sigh No More
[Glassnote Records]

Record of the Year
“Rolling in the Deep” — Adele
Track from: 21
[XL Recordings/Columbia Records]

“Holocene” — Bon Iver
Track from: Bon Iver

“Grenade” — Bruno Mars
Track from: Doo-Wops & Hooligans

“Firework” — Katy Perry
Track from: Teenage Dream

“The Cave” — Mumford and Sons
Track from: Sigh No More
[Glassnote Records]

Best Americana Album
Emotional Jukebox — Linda Chorney [Dance More Less War Records]
Pull Up Some Dust And Sit Down — Ry Cooder [Perro Verde Records LLC/Nonesuch]
Hard Bargain — Emmylou Harris [Nonesuch]
Ramble At The Ryman — Levon Helm [Vanguard/Dirt Farmer Music]
Blessed — Lucinda Williams [Lost Highway Records]

Best Blues Album
Low Country Blues — Gregg Allman [Rounder]
Roadside Attractions — Marcia Ball [Alligator]
Man In Motion — Warren Haynes [Stax Records]
The Reflection — Keb’ Mo’ [Yolabelle International/Ryko Records]
Revelator — Tedeschi Trucks Band [Masterworks]

Best Contemporary Christian Album
Ghost Upon The Earth — Gungor [Brash Music]
Leaving Eden — Brandon Heath [Reunion Records]
The Great AwakeningLeeland [Essential Records]
What If We Were Real  — Mandisa [Sparrow Records]
Black & WhiteRoyal Tailor [Essential Records]
And If Our God Is For Us…Chris Tomlin [Sparrow Records / sixstepsrecords]

Best Gospel Album
The Love Album Kim Burrell [Shanachie Entertainment]
The Journey Andraé Crouch [Riverphlo Entertainment]
Hello Fear Kirk Franklin [Verity Gospel Music Group/ Fo Yo Soul Ent.]
Something Big Mary Mary [Columbia Records]
Angel & Chanelle Deluxe Edition Trin-I-Tee 5:7 [Music World Gospel]

Best Contemporary Christian Song
Blessings Laura Story, songwriter (Laura Story) [Fair Trade Services; Publishers: New Spring/Gleaning Publishing]

Hold MeJamie Grace Harper, Toby McKeehan & Christopher Stevens, songwriters (Jamie Grace Featuring Tobymac) [Gotee Records; Publishers: Universal Music, Brentwood Benson Tunes, Songs of Third Base/Chriscendo Music, Meaux Mercy/Achtober Songs]

I Lift My Hands Louie Giglio, Matt Maher & Chris Tomlin, songwriters (Chris Tomlin) [Sparrow Records/sixstepsrecords; Publishers: sixsteps Music/worshiptogether.com Songs/Vamos Publishing/Thankyou Music/spiritandsong.com Publishing]

Strong Enough Matthew West, songwriter (Matthew West) [Sparrow Records; Publishers: External Combustion Music/Songs For Delaney/Songs of Southside Independent Music]

Your Love Brandon Heath & Jason Ingram, songwriters (Brandon Heath) [Reunion Records; Publishers: Sony/ATV Cross Keys Publishing/Big Skwawka Music, Sony/ATV Timber Publishing/Windsor Hill Music]

Best Gospel Song
Hello Fear Kirk Franklin, songwriter (Kirk Franklin) [Verity Gospel Music Group/Fo Yo Soul Ent.; Publisher: Aunt Gertrude Music]

Sitting With Me Erica Campbell, Tina Campbell, Gerald Haddon & Tammi Haddon, songwriters (Mary Mary) [Columbia Records; Publishers: Precious Baby Music/T Bella Music/EMI April Music, It’s Tea Tyme, That’s Plum Song]

Spiritual Donald Lawrence, songwriter (Donald Lawrence & Co. Featuring Blanche McAllister-Dykes) [Verity Gospel Music Group; Publisher: Quiet Water Entertainment]

Trust Me Richard Smallwood, songwriter (Richard Smallwood & Vision) [Verity Gospel Music Group; Publishers: Universal-Z Tunes/T.Autumn Music]

Window Canton Jones, songwriter (Canton Jones) [Cajo Records; Publisher: CAJO Music]

Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Performance
Do Everything Steven Curtis Chapman [Sparrow Records]
Alive (Mary Magdalene) Natalie Grant [WOW Joint Venture/EMI CMG]
Your Love Brandon Heath [Reunion Records]
Jesus Le’Andria Johnson [Music World Gospel]
I Lift My Hands Chris Tomlin [Sparrow Records / sixstepsrecords]

Best Folk Album
Barton Hollow — The Civil Wars [Sensibility Music LLC]
I’ll Never Get Out Of This World Alive — Steve Earle [New West Records]
Helplessness Blues — Fleet Foxes [Sub Pop]
Ukulele Songs — Eddie Vedder [Monkeywrench Inc./Universal Republic]
The Harrow & The Harvest — Gillian Welch [Acony Records]

Best Bluegrass Album
Paper Airplane — Alison Krauss & Union Station [Rounder]
Reason And Rhyme: Bluegrass Songs By Robert Hunter & Jim Lauderdale — Jim Lauderdale [Sugar Hill Records]
Rare Bird Alert — Steve Martin And The Steep Canyon Rangers [Rounder]
Old Memories: The Songs Of Bill Monroe — The Del McCoury Band [McCoury Music]
A Mother’s Prayer — Ralph Stanley [Rebel Records]
Sleep With One Eye Open — Chris Thile & Michael Daves [Nonesuch]

Best Pop Solo Performance
“Someone Like You” — Adele
“Yoü And I” — Lady Gaga
“Grenade” — Bruno Mars
“Firework” — Katy Perry
“F***in’ Perfect” — Pink

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
“Body And Soul” — Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse
“Dearest” — The Black Keys
“Paradise” — Coldplay
“Pumped Up Kicks” — Foster The People
“Moves Like Jagger” — Maroon 5 & Christina Aguilera

Best Dance Recording
“Raise Your Weapon” — Deadmau5 & Greta Svabo Bech
“Barbra Streisand” — Duck Sauce
“Sunshine” — David Guetta & Avicii
“Call Your Girlfriend” — Robyn
“Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites” — Skrillex
“Save The World” — Swedish House Mafia

Best Rock Performance
“Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall” — Coldplay
“Down By The Water” — The Decemberists
“Walk” — Foo Fighters
“The Cave” — Mumford & Sons
“Lotus Flower” — Radiohead

Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance
“On The Backs Of Angels” — Dream Theater
“White Limo” — Foo Fighters
“Curl Of The Burl” — Mastodon
“Public Enemy No. 1” — Megadeth
“Blood In My Eyes” — Sum 41

Best Rock Album
Rock ‘N’ Roll Party Honoring Les Paul — Jeff Beck
Wasting Light — Foo Fighters
Come Around Sundown — Kings Of Leon
I’m With You — Red Hot Chili Peppers
The Whole Love — Wilco

Best Alternative Music Album
Bon Iver — Bon Iver
Codes And Keys — Death Cab For Cutie
Torches — Foster The People
Circuital — My Morning Jacket
The King Of Limbs — Radiohead

Best Traditional R&B Performance
“Sometimes I Cry” — Eric Benét
“Fool For You” — Cee Lo Green & Melanie Fiona
“Radio Message” — R. Kelly
“Good Man” — Raphael Saadiq
“Surrender” — Betty Wright & The Roots

Best R&B Album
F.A.M.E. — Chris Brown
Second Chance — El DeBarge
Love Letter — R. Kelly
Pieces Of Me — Ledisi
Kelly — Kelly Price

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
“Party” — Beyoncé & André 3000
“I’m On One” — DJ Khaled, Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne
“I Need A Doctor” — Dr. Dre, Eminem & Skylar Grey
“What’s My Name?” — Rihanna & Drake
“Motivation” — Kelly Rowland & Lil Wayne
“All Of The Lights” — Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie

Best Rap Performance
“Look At Me Now” — Chris Brown, Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes
“Otis” — Jay-Z & Kanye West
“The Show Goes On” — Lupe Fiasco
“Moment 4 Life” — Nicki Minaj & Drake
“Black And Yellow” — Wiz Khalifa


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