That Grammy Bump: Who’s Nominated and Why

That Grammy Bump: Who’s Nominated and Why

Lisa, Jim, Tammy and Bob sit down to discuss country music’s presence in the latest Grammy Awards nominations.

Show Participants

  • Lisa Konicki, Editor in Chief
  • Jim Casey, Managing Editor
  • Tammy Ragusa, Senior Writer
  • Bob Paxman, Senior Writer

Show Notes & Links

  • 58th Annual Grammy Awards Nominations Announced (Dec. 7, 2015)
  • Who votes for Grammy Award nominations
  • Grammy Awards versus CMA and ACM Awards
  • Chris Stapleton’s album Traveller nominated for Album of the Year. Can he win it?
  • Little Big Town’s “Girl Crush” nominated for Song of the Year. Does “Girl Crush” have a chance?
  • Sam Hunt nominated for Best New Artist. What are his chances?
  • Best Country Solo Performance
  • Best Country Duo/Group Performance
  • Joey+Rory’s nomination and their recent struggles with cancer
  • Best Country Song
  • Best Country Album
  • Best Americana Album

He Said/She Said

  • “You don’t think it’s just famous rich people who love to give out awards, giving out more awards?” Jim Casey
  • “You can put anybody next to Dwight Yoakam and their sales will sky rocket. That’s what kind of power he has.” Jim Casey
  • “That’s also proof that country has gone from being a niche format to being mainstream.” Tammy Ragusa
  • “If [Chris Stapleton] does win, can you imagine Kanye West, what he’s going to do?” Jim Casey
  • “Would [Chris Stapleton] have gotten this nomination without his CMA [award] wins?” Lisa Konicki
  • “Ed Shearan bores the hell out of me.” Bob Paxman
  • “You don’t want to call this a weak category, but it might be a weak category.” Jim Casey on Best Country Duo/Group Performance
  • “I tell you what, that Brandy Clark song hits me in all the feels.” Tammy Ragusa on “Hold My Hand”
  • “I am shocked, only because I know how much you love him.” Lisa Konicki to Jim Casey
  • “The Grammys are weird though, because in the pop categories they are the mainstream artists.” Bob Paxman

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