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Lady Antebellum Gets Grammy Glory

Posted By Tom Roland On December 2, 2010 @ 12:20 AM In Country Music News | Comments Disabled

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Lady Antebellum photo courtesy of Capitol Nashville.

Hello, world: Just in case anyone was left on the planet that hadn’t figured out how significant Lady Antebellum [2] was this year, the Recording Academy slipped the band into three of the big-four, multi-genre categories on the prestigious Grammy Awards ballot. Finalists in the general-interest categories were unveiled Wednesday during a one-hour nominations special on CBS.

“Need You Now” and the album of the same name were tabbed as finalists for Record, Song and Album of the Year, pitting Lady A against such pop, rock and rap acts as Eminem, Katy Perry and Arcade Fire.

Miranda Lambert [3] sang her snarky “Only Prettier” on the special, which also saw “The House That Built Me” gain a Song of the Year nomination for composers Tom Douglas and Allen Shamblin. As a result, two country titles — “Need You Now” and “House” — are among the five Song of the Year finalists, something that’s only happened seven times in the Grammys’ previous 52 years.

“Country music right now, we have a great name for ourselves,” Miranda told the Associated Press prior to the announcement. “We’ve all worked real hard to get it out there and make it cool, and I think it’s working, so I’m glad to be part of it.”

Lady A and Lady Gaga were tied with six nominations, the same number as Jay-Z. The only acts to surpass them were Eminem, who amassed 10; and Bruno Mars, who picked up seven. Zac Brown Band [4] racked up four, while Miranda, Dierks Bentley [5] and Jamey Johnson [6] nabbed three apiece.

Among the other names in the country categories were Keith Urban [7], Chris Young [8], Gretchen Wilson [9], Alan Jackson [10], LeAnn Rimes [11], Little Big Town [12], Carrie Underwood [13], Jewel [14] and Toby Keith [15].

Country acts also made their way into a number of non-country categories. Ricky Skaggs [16], Diamond Rio [17] and Ty Herndon [18] have gospel nominations. Rosanne Cash [19], Patty Loveless [20], Willie Nelson [21] and Mary Chapin Carpenter [22] are also up for a variety of folk and bluegrass awards.

Also worth a mention: Lady A’s “Need You Now” co-writer, Josh Kear, is up for Song of the Year for the second time in his career. He was also nominated for that trophy three years ago for co-authoring the Carrie Underwood [13] hit “Before He Cheats.”

Go here [23] for a complete list of nominees. The awards will be presented Feb. 13 from Los Angeles.

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[1] Image: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_artists_a-z/article/0,,GAC_26071_5787958,00.html

[2] Lady Antebellum: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_lady_antebellum

[3] Miranda Lambert: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_miranda_lambert

[4] Zac Brown Band: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_zac_brown_band

[5] Dierks Bentley: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_dierks_bentley

[6] Jamey Johnson: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_jamey_johnson

[7] Keith Urban: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_keith_urban

[8] Chris Young: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_chris_young

[9] Gretchen Wilson: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_gretchen_wilson

[10] Alan Jackson: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_alan_jackson

[11] LeAnn Rimes: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_leann_rimes

[12] Little Big Town: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_little_big_town

[13] Carrie Underwood: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_carrie_underwood

[14] Jewel: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_jewel

[15] Toby Keith: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_toby_keith

[16] Ricky Skaggs: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_ricky_skaggs

[17] Diamond Rio: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_diamond_rio

[18] Ty Herndon: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_artists_a-z/article/0,,GAC_26071_4751639,00.html

[19] Rosanne Cash: http://www.gactv.com/gac/nw_headlines/article/0,,GAC_26063_5942150,00.html

[20] Patty Loveless: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_patty_loveless

[21] Willie Nelson: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_willie_nelson

[22] Mary Chapin Carpenter: http://blog.gactv.com/blog/2010/07/06/mary-chapin-carpenter-revels-in-miracles/

[23] here: http://www.grammy.com/nominees

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