2017 Grammy Awards Nominee Overview & Predictions

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The 2017 Grammy Awards officially kick off on Sunday, February 12th at 8PM ET via CBS! Check out the country music categories and nominees here.

As the 2017 Grammy Awards ceremony quickly approaches, let’s review the nominations of most interest to country music fans and throw out some Country Fancast predictions! Don’t forget to tune in to catch Keith Urban, Carrie UnderwoodLittle Big TownSturgill SimpsonMaren Morris, and Kelsea Ballerini performing live on the big stage. The 59th annual Grammy Awards ceremony, hosted by television personality James Corden, will kick off on Sunday, February 12th at 8PM ET via CBS.

In the country music genre, Texas native Maren Morris leads the pack of fellow country music artists with four total nominations. Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert, Sturgill Simpson, and Brandy Clark each scored two nods. View the notable 2017 Grammy nominations below and check out our predictions in bold!

Album of the Year 
25 — Adele
Lemonade — Beyoncé
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 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 Duo/ Group Performance
“Different For Girls” – Dierks Bentley ft. Elle King
“21 Summer” – Brothers Osborne
“Setting the World on Fire” – Kenny Chesney & Pink
“Jolene” – Pentatonix ft. Dolly Parton
“Think of You” – Chris Young with Cassadee Pope

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

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

Best Roots Gospel Album

Better Together — Gaither Vocal Band
Nature’s Symphony In 432 — The Isaacs
Hymns — Joey + Rory
Hymns And Songs Of Inspiration — Gordon Mote
God Don’t Ever Change: The Songs Of Blind Willie Johnson — (Various Artists)

What are your predictions?

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