Grammy Preview: Recap of Nominations, Performances

urlThe 55th annual Grammy® Awards will be presented at the Los Angeles Staples Center on Sunday night (Feb. 10), airing live at 7 PM/CT on CBS.

The most recently announced performance is a Levon Helm tribute that will include Zac Brown, Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes, Elton John, Mumford & Sons and Mavis Staples. Previously announced performers for the star-packed awards show include Dierks Bentley and Miranda Lambert, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, The Black Keys, Kelly Clarkson, FUN., the Lumineers, Mumford & Sons, Frank Ocean, Rihanna, Jack White, Elton John and Ed Sheeran, Alicia Keys and Maroon 5, Bruno Mars, Sting and Justin Timberlake.

Going into the show with three nods each are Nashvillians Swift, Clarkson, White, Hunter Hayes, and Mark Hall of Casting Crowns. Country stars with two nominations apiece are Eric Church, Ronnie Dunn, and The Time Jumpers, which includes perennial Grammy darling Vince Gill. Nashville based rocker Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys earned six nominations, tying for the lead with five other stellar acts.

Since 2009, Nashville has been on a Grammy winning streak, started by the acclaimed Alison Krauss and Robert Plant collaboration which was that year’s top winner. In 2010, Swift racked up the most trophies and in 2011 Lady Antebellum followed suit. Last year, Adele dominated, but Nashville was well-represented with wins by Swift, Lady A, Alison Krauss and Union Station, and The Civil Wars.

Select 2013 Grammy Nominations

Record Of The Year
“Lonely Boy” — The Black Keys
“Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” — Kelly Clarkson
“We Are Young” — FUN. Featuring Janelle Monáe
“Somebody That I Used To Know” — Gotye Featuring Kimbra
“Thinkin Bout You” — Frank Ocean
“We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” — Taylor Swift

Best Country Solo Performance
“Home” — Dierks Bentley
“Springsteen” — Eric Church
“Cost Of Livin’” — Ronnie Dunn
“Wanted” — Hunter Hayes
“Over” — Blake Shelton
“Blown Away” — Carrie Underwood

Best Country Album
Uncaged — Zac Brown Band
Hunter Hayes — Hunter Hayes
Living For A Song: A Tribute To Hank Cochran — Jamey Johnson
Four The Record — Miranda Lambert
The Time Jumpers — The Time Jumpers

Best Country Duo/Group Performance
“Even If It Breaks Your Heart”–Eli Young Band
“Pontoon”–Little Big Town
“Safe & Sound” — Taylor Swift and The Civil Wars
“On The Outskirts Of Town”–The Time Jumpers
“I Just Come Here For The Music”–Don Williams Featuring Alison Krauss

Best Country Song
“Blown Away”–Josh Kear & Chris Tompkins, songwriters (Carrie Underwood)
“Cost Of Livin’”–Phillip Coleman & Ronnie Dunn, songwriters (Ronnie Dunn)
“Even If It Breaks Your Heart”–Will Hoge & Eric Paslay, songwriters (Eli Young Band)
“So You Don’t Have To Love Me Anymore”–Jay Knowles & Adam Wright, songwriters (Alan Jackson)
“Springsteen”–Eric Church, Jeff Hyde & Ryan Tyndell, songwriters (Eric Church)

Best New Artist
Alabama Shakes
Hunter Hayes
The Lumineers
Frank Ocean

Album Of The Year
El Camino — The Black Keys
Some Nights — FUN.
Babel — Mumford & Sons
Channel Orange — Frank Ocean
Blunderbuss — Jack White

Song Of The Year
“The A Team” — Ed Sheeran, songwriter (Ed Sheeran)
“Adorn” — Miguel Pimentel, songwriter (Miguel)
“Call Me Maybe” — Tavish Crowe, Carly Rae Jepsen & Josh Ramsay, songwriters (Carly Rae Jepsen)
“Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” — Jörgen Elofsson, David Gamson, Greg Kurstin & Ali Tamposi, songwriters (Kelly Clarkson)
“We Are Young” — Jack Antonoff, Jeff Bhasker, Andrew Dost & Nate Ruess, songwriters (FUN. Featuring Janelle Monáe)

See a list of Nashville-related Grammy noms.

See the complete list of Grammy noms.




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