Thursday, December 1, 2011

GRAMMY Nominations Named- Blake Shelton & Taylor Swift Lead Way

Blake Shelton and Taylor Swift lead the country nominees for the 54th Annual Grammy Awards, announced Wednesday night.  Both picked up three nominations, including one each for Best Country Album: Taylor for Speak Now, and Blake for Red River Blue.  Other Best Country Album nominees include Eric Church, Lady Antebellum, Jason Aldean, and George Strait. The Country Grammy nominees include:

Best Country Solo Performance

"Dirt Road Anthem" - Jason Aldean
"I'm Gonna Love You Through It" - Martina McBride
"Honey Bee" - Blake Shelton
"Mean" - Taylor Swift
"Mama's Song" - Carrie Underwood

Best Country Duo/Group Performance

"Don't You Wanna Stay" - Jason Aldean With Kelly Clarkson
"You And Tequila" - Kenny Chesney Featuring Grace Potter
"Barton Hollow" - The Civil Wars
"Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not" - Thompson Square

Best Country Song

"Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not" - Jim Collins & David Lee Murphy, songwriters (Thompson Square)
"God Gave Me You" - Dave Barnes, songwriter (Blake Shelton)
"Just Fishin'" - Casey Beathard, Monty Criswell & Ed Hill, songwriters (Trace Adkins)
"Mean" - Taylor Swift, songwriter (Taylor Swift)
"Threaten Me With Heaven" - Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Will Owsley & Dillon O'Brian, songwriters (Vince Gill)
"You And Tequila" - Matraca Berg & Deana Carter, songwriters (Kenny Chesney Featuring Grace Potter)

Best Country Album
"My Kinda Party" - Jason Aldean
"Chief" - Eric Church
"Own The Night" - Lady Antebellum
"Red River Blue" - Blake Shelton
"Here's For A Good Time" - George Strait
"Speak Now" - Taylor Swift

The Band Perry is also nominated for Best New Artist OVERALL!

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