Country Music Stars Represent at 51st GRAMMY Awards

Bring on the red carpet; the annual GRAMMY Awards will take place this Sunday, February 8, at the Staples Center in Los Angles. If you are not lucky enough to make to the event, like us, you can catch the event on CBS Television (WBBM local) at 7 p.m. CST.

The star-studded evening includes a country music performance lineup of Kenny Chesney, Kid Rock, Allison Krauss, LeAnn Rimes, Sugarland, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, and of course some of the best music artists from all genres.

Here’s a quick rundown of this year’s country music nominees: (For a complete list, visit CMT.com GRAMMY page)

Best Male Country Vocal Performance
“You’re Gonna Miss This” – Trace Adkins
“In Color” – Jamey Johnson
“Just Got Started Loving You” – James Otto
“Letter to Me” – Brad Paisley
“Troubadour” – George Strait

Best Female Country Vocal Performance
“For These Times” – Martina McBride
“What I Cannot Change” – LeAnn Rimes
“Last Name” – Carrie Underwood
“Last Call” – Lee Ann Womack
“This Is Me You’re Talking To” – Trisha Yearwood

Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals
“God Must Be Busy” – Brooks & Dunn
“Love Don’t Live Here” – Lady Antebellum
“Every Day” – Rascal Flatts
“Blue Side of the Mountain” – The Steeldrivers
“Stay” – Sugarland

Best Country Collaboration with Vocals
Shiftwork” Kenny Chesney and George Strait
“Killing the Blues” Robert Plant and Alison Krauss
“House of Cash” George Strait and Patty Loveless
“Life in a Northern Town” Sugarland, Little Big Town and Jake Owen
“Let the Wind Chase You” Trisha Yearwood and Keith Urban

Best Country Song
“Dig Two Graves” – Ashley Gorley and Bob Regan
“I Saw God Today” – Rodney Clawson, Monty Criswell and Wade Kirby
“In Color” – Jamey Johnson, Lee Thomas Miller and James Otto
“Stay” – Jennifer Nettles
“You’re Gonna Miss This” – Ashley Gorley and Lee Thomas Miller

Best Country Album
That Lonesome Song – Jamey Johnson
Sleepless Nights – Patty Loveless
Troubadour – George Strait
Around the Bend – Randy Travis
Heaven, Heartache and the Power of Love – Trisha Yearwood

Also, Lady Antebellum is up for Best New Artist.

CMC

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