2018 Grammy Awards Country Nominees Announced

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Early this morning (Nov. 28), the nominees for the 2018 Grammy Awards were announced and they included a few surprising omissions.

Miranda Lambert, who released the critically acclaimed and platinum-selling record The Weight Of These Wings earlier this year, snagged two nominations for Best Country Solo Performance and Best Country Song, but no nods for the album itself. Jason Isbell’s LP The Nashville Sound also only earned one nod in the Best Americana Album category. Many of the genre’s biggest breakouts, including Jon Pardi, Carly Pearce and Luke Combs, were also snubbed in the Best New Artist category. Breaking the trend, Midland did earn their first Grammy nominations in the Best Country Duo/Group Performance and Best Country Song categories for “Drinkin’ Problem.”

2018 also marks the first year in over a decade that no country artists were nominated in any of the all-genre categories. Grammy veteran Chris Stapleton earned the most nominations, grabbing three in support of his record From A Room: Volume 1.

You can find out who walks away a winner when the 2018 Grammy Awards are broadcast live on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, live from Madison Square Garden in New York via CBS.

2018 Grammy Award Nominees (Country Categories):

Best Country Solo Performance
“Body Like A Back Road,” Sam Hunt
“Losing You,” Alison Krauss
“Tin Man,” Miranda Lambert
“I Could Use A Love Song,” Maren Morris
“Either Way,” Chris Stapleton

Best Country Album
Cosmic Hallelujah — Kenny Chesney
Heart Break — Lady Antebellum
The Breaker — Little Big Town
Life Changes — Thomas Rhett
From A Room: Volume 1 — Chris Stapleton

Best Country Duo/Group Performance
“It Ain’t My Fault,” Brothers Osborne
“My Old Man,” Zac Brown Band
“You Look good,” Lady Antebellum
“Better Man,” Little Big Town
“Drinkin’ Problem,” Midland

Best Country Song

“Better Man,” Little Big Town
Songwriter: Taylor Swift

“Body Like A Back Road,” Sam Hunt
Songwriters: Zach Crowell, Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne

“Broken Halos,” Chris Stapleton
Songwriters: Mike Henderson and Chris Stapleton

“Drinkin’ Problem,” Midland
Songwriters: Jess Carson, Cameron Duddy, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne and Mark Wystrach

“Tin Man,” Miranda Lambert
Songwriters: Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert and Jon Randall

Best Americana Album
Southern Blood — Gregg Allman
Shine On Rainy Day — Brent Cobb
Beast Epic — Iron & Wine
The Nashville Sound — Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit
Brand New Day — The Mavericks

Best American Roots Song

“Cumberland Gap,” David Rawlings
Songwriters: David Rawlings and Gillian Welch

“I Wish You Well,” The Mavericks
Songwriters: Raul Malo and Alan Miller

“If We Were Vampires,” Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit
Songwriter: Jason Isbell

“It Ain’t Over Yet,” Rodney Crowell featuring Rosanne Cash and John Paul White
Songwriter: Rodney Crowell

“My Only True Friend,” Gregg Allman and Scott Sharrard
Songwriter: Gregg Allman

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