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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