The 55th Grammys: Country Field Nominees

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You’ve seen the list of nominees, now take a closer look at the artists nominated in the Country Field categories for the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards.

This year’s country nominations include both fresh faces and GRAMMY veterans. First-time nominees include Hunter Hayes, Eli Young Band and songwriters Phillip Coleman, Will Hoge, Jay Knowles, Eric Paslay, and Adam Wright. Looking to add to their GRAMMY trophy case are artists such as the Civil Wars, Alison Krauss, Miranda Lambert, Taylor Swift, and Carrie Underwood. Returning nominees looking for their first GRAMMY include Dierks Bentley, Eric Church, Jamey Johnson, Little Big Town, and Blake Shelton.

Best Country Solo Performance

Dierks Bentley, “Home”

Bentley is up for one nomination this year. He has 10 prior GRAMMY nominations.

Eric Church, “Springsteen”

Church is up for two nominations this year. He has one prior GRAMMY nomination.

Ronnie Dunn, “Cost Of Livin'”

Dunn is up for two nominations this year. He has 15 prior nominations and two GRAMMY wins as a member of Brooks & Dunn.

Hunter Hayes, “Wanted”

Hayes is up for three nominations this year, marking the first GRAMMY nominations of his career.

Blake Shelton, “Over”

Shelton is up for one nomination this year. He has three prior GRAMMY nominations.

Carrie Underwood, “Blown Away”

Underwood is up for one nomination this year. She has nine prior GRAMMY nominations and five GRAMMY wins.

 

Best Country Duo/Group Performance

Eli Young Band, “Even If It Breaks Your Heart”

Eli Young Band are up for one nomination this year, marking the first GRAMMY nomination of their career.

Little Big Town, “Pontoon”

Little Big Town are up for one nomination this year. They have four prior GRAMMY nominations.

Taylor Swift & The Civil Wars, “Safe & Sound”

Swift is up for three nominations this year. She has 12 prior nominations and six GRAMMY wins. The Civil Wars are up for two nominations this year. They have two prior GRAMMY wins.

The Time Jumpers, “On The Outskirts Of Town”

The Time Jumpers are up for two nominations this year. They have two prior GRAMMY nominations.

Don Williams Featuring Alison Krauss, “I Just Come Here For The Music”

Williams is up for one nomination this year. He has two prior GRAMMY nominations. Krauss is up for one nomination this year. She has 38 prior nominations and 27 GRAMMY wins.

Best Country Song

Carrie Underwood, “Blown Away” (Josh Kear & Chris Tompkins, songwriters)

Kear is up for one nomination this year. He has four prior nominations and three GRAMMY wins. Tompkins is up for one nomination this year. He has two prior nominations and one GRAMMY win.

Ronnie Dunn, “Cost Of Livin'” (Phillip Coleman & Ronnie Dunn, songwriters)

Coleman is up for one nomination this year, marking the first GRAMMY nomination of his career. Dunn is up for two nominations this year. He has 15 prior nominations and two GRAMMY wins as a member of Brooks & Dunn.

Eli Young Band, “Even If It Breaks Your Heart” (Will Hoge & Eric Paslay, songwriters)

Hoge and Paslay are each up for one GRAMMY nomination, marking the first GRAMMY nominations of their respective careers.

Alan Jackson, “So You Don’t Have To Love Me Anymore” (Jay Knowles & Adam Wright, songwriters)

Knowles and Wright are each up for one GRAMMY nomination, marking the first GRAMMY nominations of their respective careers.

Eric Church, “Springsteen” (Eric Church, Jeff Hyde & Ryan Tyndell, songwriters)

Church is up for two nominations this year. He has one prior GRAMMY nomination. Hyde and Tyndell are each up for one GRAMMY nomination, marking the first GRAMMY nominations of their respective careers.

Best Country Album

Zac Brown Band, Uncaged

Zac Brown Band are up for one nomination this year. They have six prior nominations and two GRAMMY wins.

Hunter Hayes, Hunter Hayes

Hayes is up for three nominations this year, marking the first GRAMMY nominations of his career.

Jamey Johnson, Living For A Song: A Tribute To Hank Cochran

Johnson is up for one nomination this year. He has nine prior GRAMMY nominations.

Miranda Lambert, Four The Record

Lambert is up for one nomination this year. She has six prior nominations and one GRAMMY win.

The Time Jumpers, The Time Jumpers

The Time Jumpers are up for two nominations this year. They have two prior GRAMMY nominations.

Who will take home the awards in the Country Field categories? Tune in to the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards on Feb. 10, 2013, taking place at Staples Center in Los Angeles and airing live on CBS from 8–11:30 p.m. (ET/PT).

 

Info Courtesy of: Grammy.com

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