If you thought the new year was going to bring about the end of cancellations, guess again.
With one of the first casualties of 2021, the Grammy Awards have officially been postponed. The show was originally set for January 31st, however due to the ongoing pandemic will be rescheduled, with a target date of somewhere in March. A specific date has yet to be revealed.
The event was already expected to have limited participants, no audience, but with Los Angeles’ skyrocketing COVID rates, they decided to push the event back.
Trevor Noah is set to host.
In the country music world, Miranda led the way with three nominations for Best Country Solo Performance, Best Country Song and Best Country Album.
Some of our other favorites also picked up some well-deserved nominations, including Eric Church’s “Stick That in Your Country Song” for Song of the Year, Brothers Osborne for Best Country Duo/Group Performance and Ashley McBryde’s “Never Will” for Album of the Year.
Newcomer Ingrid Andress racked up three nominations, one for Song of the Year for “More Hearts Than Mine,” one for Best Country Album for Lady Like, and another in the all-genre Best New Artist category. Brandy Clark snagged two, Mickey Guyton one, and Sturgill Simpson also secured a nomination in the Rock Album category.
Maren Morris, who won two trophies at this year’s CMA Awards, was also nominated for Best Country Song for “The Bones” (which is really pushing the limits of what’s considered a “country song”).
Best Country Solo Performance
“Stick That In Your Country Song” — Eric Church
“Who You Thought I Was” — Brandy Clark
“When My Amy Prays” — Vince Gill
“Black Like Me” — Mickey Guyton
“Bluebird” — Miranda Lambert
Best Country Duo/Group Performance
“All Night” — Brothers Osborne
“10,000 Hours” — Dan + Shay & Justin Bieber
“Ocean” — Lady A
“Sugar Coat” — Little Big Town
“Some People Do” — Old Dominion
Best Country Song
“Bluebird” — Luke Dick, Natalie Hemby & Miranda Lambert, Songwriters (Miranda Lambert)
“The Bones” — Maren Morris, Jimmy Robbins & Laura Veltz, Songwriters (Maren Morris)
“Crowded Table” — Brandi Carlile, Natalie Hemby & Lori Mckenna, Songwriters (The Highwomen)
“More Hearts Than Mine” — Ingrid Andress, Sam Ellis & Derrick Southerland, Songwriters (Ingrid Andress)
“Some People Do” — Jesse Frasure, Shane McAnally, Matthew Ramsey & Thomas Rhett, songwriters (Old Dominion)
Best Country Album
“Lady Like” — Ingrid Andress
“Your Life Is a Record” — Brandy Clark
“Wildcard” — Miranda Lambert
“Nightfall” — Little Big Town
“Never Will” — Ashley McBryde
Best Rock Album
“A Hero’s Death” — Fontaines D.C.
“Kiwanuka” — Michael Kiwanuka
“Daylight” — Grace Potter
“Sound & Fury” — Sturgill Simpson
“The New Abnormal” — The Strokes
Best Americana Album
“Old Flowers” — Courtney Marie Andrews
“Terms Of Surrender” — Hiss Golden Messenger
“World On The Ground” — Sarah Jarosz
“El Dorado” — Marcus King
“Good Souls Better Angels” — Lucinda Williams
Best Bluegrass Album
Man on Fire, Danny Barnes
To Live in Two Worlds, Vol. 1, Thomm Jutz
North Carolina Songbook, Steep Canyon Rangers
Home, Billy Strings
The John Hartford Fiddle Tune Project, Vol. 1, Various Artists
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