Grammy Awards 2021: Nominees Officially Revealed

by Emily Morgan

Awards Season will move forward even though the ongoing pandemic continues. The nominations for the 63rd annual Grammy Awards were released Tuesday. The awards show is set to air on Jan 31 on CBS.

Female Country Artists Set to Command the Grammys

In the country music realm, women dominate the nominations. Miranda Lambert leads with three nominations in the country category. In addition, Country newcomer Ingrid Andress is the only country artist nominated in the all-genre category. She earned herself the nomination for “Best New Artist” in addition to nominations in the country categories. Andress and Lambert will go head-to-head for the title of this year’s most-nominated country act. Another country singer, Brandy Clark, has also received a nomination. 

The awards show also nominated female country artist, Mickey Guyton, making this her first Grammy nomination. Grammy Awards veteran Taylor Swift will also be attending as a nominee. Specifically, her Folklore album is in the running for several ‘pop’ and ‘all-genre’ categories. Tanya Tucker was country music’s biggest winner at the 2020 Grammys, winning both “Best Country Album” and “Best Country Song.”

 The late John Prine also received two nominations in the “American Roots” categories.

Furthermore, The Daily Show host, Trevor Noah, will host the event. Scheduled performances and presenters are expected to be announced later on. 

Here are the nominees in the Country Music categories:

2020 Grammy Nominees (Country):

Best Country Solo Performance

Eric Church, “Stick That In Your Country Song”

Brandy Clark, “Who You Thought I Was”

Vince Gill, “When My Amy Prays”

Mickey Guyton, “Black Like Me”

Miranda Lambert, “Bluebird”

Best Country Duo / Group Performance

Brothers Osborne, “All Night”

Dan + Shay (Feat. Justin Bieber), “10,000 Hours”

Lady A, “Ocean”

Little Big Town, “Sugar Coat”

Old Dominion, “Some People Do”

Best Country Song (Awarded to Songwriters)

“Bluebird” by Miranda Lambert (Lambert, Luke Dick, Natalie Hemby)

“The Bones” by Maren Morris (Morris, Jimmy Robbins, Laura Veltz)

“Crowded Table” by the Highwomen (Brandi Carlile, Hemby, Lori McKenna)

“More Hearts Than Mine” by Ingrid Andress (Andress, Sam Ellis, Derrick Sutherland)

“Some People Do” by Old Dominion (Matt Ramsey, Jesse Frasure, Shane McAnally, Thomas Rhett)

Best Country Album

Ingrid Andress, Ladylike

Brandy Clark, Your Life Is a Record

Miranda Lambert, Wildcard

Little Big Town, Nightfall

Ashley McBryde, Never Will