Thursday, December 1, 2011

And the Country 2012 Grammy Nominees Are ...

First things first, HUGE congratulations to Blake Shelton and Lou Ramirez ("Team Lou", Warner Music Nashville) on Blake's many deserved nominations. Well done and we're pulling for you this time! These are the big ones and the ones you'll be taking home!

Best New Artist
The Band Perry

Best Country Solo Performance
Dirt Road Anthem - Jason Aldean [Broken Bow Records]

I’m Gonna Love You Through It - Martina McBride [Republic Nashville]

Honey Bee - Blake Shelton [Warner Bros. Records]

Mean -Taylor Swift [Big Machine Records]

Mama’s Song - Carrie Underwood [Arista Nahville]

Best Country Duo/Group Performance
Don’t You Wanna Stay - Jason Aldean With Kelly Clarkson [Broken Bow Records]

You And Tequila - Kenny Chesney Featuring Grace Potter [BNA Records]

Barton Hollow - The Civil Wars [Sensibility Music LLC]

Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not - Thompson Square [Stoney Creek Records]

Best Country Song
Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not -Jim Collins & David Lee Murphy, songwriters (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) [Warner Bros.; Publisher: No Gang Music]

Just Fishin’ - Casey Beathard, Monty Criswell & Ed Hill, songwriters (Trace Adkins)[Show Dog-Universal Music; Publishers: Sony/ATV Acuff Rose Music/Six Ring Circus Songs; Sony/ATV Tree Publishing; Five Hills Music]

Mean - Taylor Swift, songwriter (Taylor Swift) [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)
[MCA Nashville]

You And Tequila - Matraca Berg & Deana Carter, songwriters (Kenny Chesney Featuring Grace Potter)
[BNA Records]

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

Chief - 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]

The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards will take place on February 12, 2012 in Los Angeles and will be televised on CBS. Check your local listings for specific times and channels.

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