The 2011 Grammy Awards will be held Feb. 13, 2011. And of course we’ll get to see them live on CBS, from 8-11 p.m. (ET)> I didn’t used to watch this show very much, because I hardly ever knew anyone nominated. But each year, it seems more and more of our favorite country artists are popping up as nominees in a lot of different categories.
This year, we have Lady Antebellum nominated for six awards, Miranda Lambert is up for five, and Azc Brown Band has been nominated for four. If I were picking winners – I think I’d give everything I could give to Miranda Lambert for “The Houser That Built Me.” It didn’t take long for that song to become one of my very favorite country songs of all time.
Here are the nominees for all categories that include our country artists.
Best Country Song: "The Breath You Take" — Casey Beathard, Dean Dillon & Jessie Jo Dillon, songwriters (George Strait); "Free" — Zac Brown, songwriter (Zac Brown Band); "The House That Built Me" — Tom Douglas & Allen Shamblin, songwriters (Miranda Lambert); "I’d Love To Be Your Last" — Rivers Rutherford, Annie Tate & Sam Tate, songwriters (Gretchen Wilson); "If I Die Young" — Kimberly Perry, songwriter (The Band Perry); "Need You Now" — Dave Haywood, Josh Kear, Charles Kelley & Hillary Scott, songwriters (Lady Antebellum)
Best Country Album: Up On The Ridge — Dierks Bentley; You Get What You Give — Zac Brown Band; The Guitar Song — Jamey Johnson; Need You Now — Lady Antebellum; Revolution — Miranda Lambert
Best Female Country Vocal Performance: "Satisfied" – Jewel; "The House That Built Me" – Miranda Lambert; "Swingin’" – LeAnn Rimes; "Temporary Home" – Carrie Underwood; "I’d Love To Be Your Last" – Gretchen Wilson
Best Male Country Vocal Performance: "Macon" – Jamey Johnson; "Cryin’ For Me (Wayman’s Song)" – Toby Keith; "Turning Home" – David Nail; "Til Summer Comes Around" – Keith Urban; "Gettin’ You Home" – Chris Young
Best Country Performance By A Duo or Group: "Free" – Zac Brown Bandl “Elizabeth" – Daily & Vincent; "Need You Now" – Lady Antebellum; "Little White Church" – Little Big Town; "Where Rainbows Never Die" – The SteelDrivers
Best Country Collaboration With Vocals: "Bad Angel" — Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert & Jamey Johnson; "Pride (In The Name Of Love)" — Dierks Bentley, Del McCoury & The Punch Brothers; "As She’s Walking Away" — Zac Brown Band & Alan Jackson; "Hillbilly Bone" — Blake Shelton & Trace Adkins; "I Run To You" — Marty Stuart & Connie Smith
Record Of The Year: "Nothin’ On You" — B.o.B Featuring Bruno Mars; "Love The Way You Lie" — Eminem Featuring Rihanna
"F*** You" — Cee Lo Green; "Empire State Of Mind" — Jay-Z & Alicia Keys; "Need You Now" — Lady Antebellum
Song Of The Year: "Beg Steal Or Borrow" — Ray LaMontagne, songwriter (Ray LaMontagne And The Pariah Dogs); "F*** You" — Cee Lo Green, Philip Lawrence & Bruno Mars, songwriters (Cee Lo Green); "The House That Built Me" —Tom Douglas & Allen Shamblin, songwriters (Miranda Lambert); "Love The Way You Lie" — Alexander Grant, Skylar Grey & Marshall Mathers, songwriters(Eminem Featuring Rihanna); "Need You Now" — Dave Haywood, Josh Kear, Charles Kelley & Hillary Scott, songwriters (Lady Antebellum)
That’s it for this morning. I’m off to work. And it’s Friday! I hope you all have a great weekend. I hope to get my Christmas shopping done before the weekend is over.