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Sturgill Simpson, Maren Morris, Keith Urban Earn 2017 Grammy Nominations

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The nominations for next year’s Grammy Awards have just been announced, and newcomer Maren Morris has walked away with four.

The “My Church” singer has had a record year, moving from an independent artist to chart-topper in just a matter of months. Now, she’s up against fellow country singer Kelsea Ballerini in the multi-genre Best New Artist category.

Keith Urban isn’t far behind Morris with three nominations this year in support of his experimental album Ripcord. Miranda Lambert, who just released her highly-acclaimed double album The Weight of These Wings, snagged two nominations for Best Country Song and Best Country Solo Performance. Sturgill Simpson’s A Sailor’s Guide to Earth is also recognized in both the Best Country Album and Album of the Year Categories.

Fans can see who walks away a winner when the 59th annual Grammy Awards air live on Feb. 12.

2017 Grammy Awards Nominees

Best Country Album

Big Day in a Small Town, Brandy Clark
Full Circle, Loretta Lynn
Hero, Maren Morris
A Sailor’s Guide to Earth, Sturgill Simpson
Ripcord, Keith Urban

Best Country Song (Awarded to Songwriters)

“Blue Ain’t Your Color,” Keith Urban (Clint Lagerberg, Hillary Lindsey & Steven Lee Olsen)
“Die a Happy Man,” Thomas Rhett (Sean Douglas, Thomas Rhett & Joe Spargur)
“Humble and Kind,” Tim McGraw (Lori McKenna)
“My Church,” Maren Morris (busbee, Maren Morris)
“Vice,” Miranda Lambert (Miranda Lambert, Shane McAnally & Josh Osborne)

Best Country Duo / Group Performance

“Different for Girls,” Dierks Bentley With Elle King
“21 Summer,” Brothers Osborne
“Setting the World on Fire,” Kenny Chesney With Pink
“Jolene,” Pentatonix With Dolly Parton
“Think of You,” Chris Young With Cassadee Pope

Best Country Solo Performance

“Love Can Go to Hell,” Brandy Clark
“Vice,” Miranda Lambert
“My Church,” Maren Morris
“Church Bells,” Carrie Underwood
“Blue Ain’t Your Color,” Keith Urban

Album of the Year

25, Adele
Lemonade, Beyonce
Purpose, Justin Bieber
Views, Drake
A Sailor’s Guide to Earth, Sturgill Simpson

Best New Artist

Kelsea Ballerini
The Chainsmokers
Chance the Rapper
Maren Morris
Anderson .Paak

Best Americana Album

True Sadness, The Avett Brothers
This Is Where I Live, William Bell
The Cedar Creek Sessions, Kris Kristofferson
The Bird & The Rifle, Lori McKenna
Kid Sister, The Time Jumpers

Best Pop Solo Performance

“Hello,” Adele
“Hold Up,” Beyonce
“Love Yourself,” Justin Bieber
“Piece By Piece (Idol Version),” Kelly Clarkson
“Dangerous Woman,” Ariana Grande

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

Cinema, Andrea Bocelli
Fallen Angels, Bob Dylan
Stages Live, Josh Groban
Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin, Willie Nelson
Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway, Barbra Streisand

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