Sturgill Simpson Nominated For Grammy Album Of The Year (ALL Genres)

The country badass Sturgill Simpson has been nominated for the biggest award of the night when the GRAMMYs take place Feb. 12 at 8/7c on CBS.

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The Album of the Year nominees are:

25 — Adele

Lemonade — Beyoncé

Purpose — Justin Bieber

Views — Drake

A Sailor’s Guide To Earth — Sturgill Simpson

Love seeing Sturgill’s name mixed in with these household names. Beyond deserving.

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Also, big props to two country gals, Maren Morris and Kelsea Ballerini for being nominated for Best New Artist.

Best New Artist Nominees:

Kelsea Ballerini

The Chainsmokers

Chance the Rapper

Maren Morris

Anderson Paak

Best Country Album

Brandy Clark, Big Day in a Small Town

Loretta Lynn, Full Circle

Maren Morris, Hero

Sturgill Simpson, A Sailor’s Guide to Earth

Keith Urban, Ripcord

Best Country Song (Awarded to Songwriters)

Keith Urban, “Blue Ain’t Your Color” (Clint Lagerberg, Hillary Lindsey & Steven Lee Olsen)

Thomas Rhett, “Die a Happy Man” (Sean Douglas, Thomas Rhett & Joe Spargur)

Tim McGraw, “Humble and Kind” (Lori McKenna)

Maren Morris, “My Church” (busbee, Maren Morris)

Miranda Lambert, “Vice” (Miranda Lambert, Shane McAnally & Josh Osborne)

Best Country Solo Performance

Brandy Clark, “Love Can Go to Hell”

Miranda Lambert, “Vice”

Marin Morris, “My Church”

Carrie Underwood, “Church Bells”

Keith Urban, “Blue Ain’t Your Color”

Best Country Duo / Group Performance

Dierks Bentley With Elle King, “Different for Girls”

Brothers Osborne, “21 Summer”

Kenny Chesney With Pink, “Setting the World on Fire”

Pentatonix With Dolly Parton, “Jolene”

Chris Young With Cassadee Pope, “Think of You”

Best Americana Album

The Avett Brothers, True Sadness

William Bell, This Is Where I Live

Kris Kristofferson, The Cedar Creek Sessions

Lori McKenna, The Bird & the Rifle

The Time Jumpers, Kid Sister

Best American Roots Song (Awarded to Songwriters)

Robbie Fulks,”Alabama at Night” (Robbie Fulks)

Jack White, “City Lights” (Jack White)

Roddie Romero and the Hub City All-Stars,”Gulfstream” (Eric Adcock and Roddie Romero)

The Time Jumpers,”Kid Sister,” (Vince Gill)

Lori McKenna,”Wreck You” (Lori McKenna and Felix McTeigue)

Best American Roots Performance

The Avett Brothers, “Ain’t No Man”

Blind Boys of Alabama, “Mother’s Children Have a Hard Tim”

Rhiannon Giddens, “Factory Girl”

Sarah Jarosz, “House of Mercy”

Lori McKenna, “Wreck You”

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