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2013 GRAMMY Nominees Announced

Hunter Hayes

NASHVILLE, TN – DECEMBER 05: Musician Hunter Hayes performs onstage at The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! held at Bridgestone Arena on December 5, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

The 2013 GRAMMY nominees were announced last night. Among the country nominees, Taylor Swift and Hunter Hayes tied with the most — three each. Taylor was nominated for: Record of the Year – “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together;” Best Country Duo/Group Performance – “Safe & Sound;” and Best Song Written For Visual Media – “Safe & Sound (From The Hunger Games).” Hunter was nominated for: Best New Artist; Country Solo Performance – “Wanted;” and Best Country Album – Hunter Hayes.

“This year has been a year of a lot of firsts for me and a ton of celebration as well,” said Hunter. “I came to Nashville to be a dreamer and make music that I love. My label took a chance allowing me to play everything on my debut record, and then to be acknowledged by the Grammys for it is more than I dreamed of. I’m still totally in shock and I can’t believe there is an ‘s’ at the end of ‘nomination’.”

Miranda Lambert’s Four The Record scored a nomination for Best Country Album. “My albums are my heart and soul,” said Miranda. “To know that the music I make is appreciated means the world to me and a Grammy nomination is a giant hug that never ends. Thanks so much. What an honor!”

Finalists for the following Country, Americana and Bluegrass categories are:

Best Country Solo Performance

“Home” — Dierks Bentley [Capitol Records Nashville]

“Springsteen” — Eric Church [EMI Records Nashville]

“Cost Of Livin’” — Ronnie Dunn [Arista Nashville]

“Wanted” — Hunter Hayes Track from: Hunter Hayes [Atlantic]

“Over” — Blake Shelton — Track from: Red River Blue [Warner Bros. Records]

“Blown Away” — Carrie Underwood Track from: Blown Away [19 Recordings Limited/Arista Nashville]


Best Country Duo/Group Performance

“Even If It Breaks Your Heart” — Eli Young Band [Republic Nashville]

“Pontoon” — Little Big Town [Capitol Records Nashville]

“Safe & Sound”Taylor Swift & The Civil Wars [Big Machine Records/Universal Republic]

“On The Outskirts Of Town” — The Time Jumpers Track from: The Time Jumpers [Rounder]

“I Just Come Here For The Music” — Don Williams Featuring Alison Krauss [Sugar Hill Records]


Best Country Song

“Blown Away” — Josh Kear & Chris Tompkins, songwriters (Carrie Underwood) Track from: Blown Away  [19 Recordings Limited/Arista Nashville; Publishers: Global Dog Music/Lunalight Music, Big Loud Songs/Angel River Songs]

“Cost Of Livin’”Phillip Coleman & Ronnie Dunn, songwriters (Ronnie Dunn) [Arista Nashville; Publishers: Tractor Radio Songs, Sony/ATV Tree Publishing/Showbilly Music]

“Even If It Breaks Your Heart”Will Hoge & Eric Paslay, songwriters (Eli Young Band) [Republic Nashville]

“So You Don’t Have To Love Me Anymore”Jay Knowles & Adam Wright, songwriters (Alan Jackson) [EMI Records Nashville/ACR Records; Publishers: Alrighty Den Music, Dean-Parnell Music, Acme Nashville]

“Springsteen”Eric Church, Jeff Hyde & Ryan Tyndell, songwriters (Eric Church) [EMI Records Nashville; Publishers: Sony/ATV Tree Publishing/Sinnerlina Music/Purple Cape Music, Bug Music/Mamma's Cornbread Music]

Best Country Album

Uncaged — Zac Brown Band [Southern Ground/Atlantic]

Hunter Hayes — Hunter Hayes [Atlantic]

Living For A Song: A Tribute To Hank Cochran — Jamey Johnson [Mercury Records]

Four The Record Miranda Lambert [The RCA Records Label Nashville]

The Time Jumpers The Time Jumpers [Rounder]


Best Americana Album

The Carpenter — The Avett Brothers [Universal Republic]

From The Ground Up John Fullbright [Blue Dirt Records]

The Lumineers The Lumineers [Dualtone Music Group]

Babel –  Mumford & Sons [Glassnote]

Slipstream Bonnie Raitt [Redwing Records]


Best Bluegrass Album

The Gospel Side Of — Dailey & Vincent [Rounder]

Life Finds A Way The Grascals [Mountain Home Music Company]

Beat The Devil And Carry A Rail Noam Pikelny [Compass Records]

Scratch Gravel Road Special Consensus [Compass Records]

Nobody Knows You Steep Canyon Rangers [Rounder]
The 55th Annual GRAMMYs will air Sunday, February 10 at 8p|7c on CBS.

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