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Chris Stapleton, Kacey Musgraves, More Earn 2016 Grammy Nominations

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Chris Stapleton, Kacey Musgraves and Little Big Town are just a few of the country artists who earned nominations for the 2016 Grammy Awards.

Stapleton is the most-nominated country artist this year with four nominations, including nods in the Best Country Album and the all-genre Album of the Year category.

Sam Hunt also locked in spots in the Best Country Album and Best New Artist categories. The Best Country Duo/Group Performance features stiff competition between artists including Lady Antebellum‘s Charles KelleyBrothers Osborne and Joey + Rory.

Previous Grammy nominees Jason Isbell and the Mavericks also received nominations in both the Best American Album and Best American Roots Song categories.

Read below for a full list of country, folk and Americana 2016 Grammy nominations.

Best Country Album

Montevallo, Sam Hunt
Pain Killer, Little Big Town
The Blade, Ashley Monroe
Pageant Material, Kacey Musgraves
Traveller, Chris Stapleton

Best Country Song

“Chances Are”, Lee Ann Womack
“Diamond Rings and Old Barstools”, Tim McGraw feat. Catherine Dunn
“Girl Crush”, Little Big Town
“Hold My Hand”, Brandy Clark
“Traveller”, Chris Stapleton

Best Country Solo Performance

“Burning House”, Cam
“Traveller”, Chris Stapleton
“Little Toy Guns”, Carrie Underwood
“John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16”, Keith Urban
“Chances Are”, Lee Ann Womack

Best Country Duo / Group Performance

“Stay a Little Longer”, Brothers Osborne
“If I Needed You”, Joey + Rory
“The Driver”, Charles Kelley, Dierks Bentley and Eric Paslay
“Girl Crush”, Little Big Town
“Lonely Tonight”, Blake Shelton feat. Ashley Monroe

Best Americana Album

The Firewatcher’s Daughter, Brandi Carlile
The Traveling Kind, Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell
Something More Than Free, Jason Isbell
Mono, The Mavericks
The Phosphorescent Blues, Punch Brothers

Best American Roots Song

“All Night Long”, The Mavericks
“The Cost of Living”, Don Henley and Merle Haggard
“Julep”, Punch Brothers
“The Traveling Kind”, Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell
“24 Frames”, Jason Isbell

Best American Roots Performance

“And Am I Born to Die”, Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn
“Born to Play Guitar”, Buddy Guy
“City of Our Lady”, The Milk Carton Kids
“Julep”, Punch Brothers
“See That My Grave Is Kept Clean”, Mavis Staples

Best Bluegrass Album

Pocket Full of Keys, Dale Ann Bradley
Before the Sun Goes Down, Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley
In Session, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
Man of Constant Sorrow, Ralph Stanley & Friends
The Muscle Shoals Recordings, The SteelDrivers

Album of the Year

Sound & Color, Alabama Shakes
To Pimp a Butterfly, Kendrick Lamar
Traveller, Chris Stapleton
1989, Taylor Swift
Beauty Behind the Madness, The Weeknd

Record of the Year

“Really Love”, D’Angelo and the Vanguard
“Uptown Funk”, Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars
“Thinking Out Loud”, Ed Sheeran
“Blank Space”, Taylor Swift
“Can’t Feel My Face”, The Weeknd

Best New Artist

Courtney Barnett
James Bay
Sam Hunt
Tori Kelly
Meghan Trainor

Song of the Year

“Alright”, Kendrick Lamar
“Blank Space”, Taylor Swift
“Girl Crush”, Little Big Town
“See You Again”, Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth
“Thinking Out Loud”, Ed Sheeran

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media

Empire: Season 1
Fifty Shades of Grey
Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me
Pitch Perfect 2
Selma

Best Recording Package

Alagoas, Alagoas
Bush, Snoop Dogg
How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful, Florence + the Machine
My Happiness, Elvis Presley
Still the King: Celebrating the Music of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys, Asleep at the Wheel

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