2017 Grammy Awards: Everything a Country Music Fan Needs to Know About Sunday Night

2017 Grammy Awards: Everything a Country Music Fan Needs to Know About Sunday Night

From nominations and notes to performers and presenters, here’s everything a country music fan needs to know about the 2017 Grammys on Sunday, Feb. 12.

The Notes

Date: Feb. 12
Location: Staples Center in LA
Time: 8 p.m ET
Channel: CBS
Live Stream: CBS.com
Host:
James Corden
Non-Televised Awards:
Grammy.com at 3:30 p.m. ET

Country Performers

Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood (“The Fighter”)
Little Big Town
Sturgill Simpson
Kelsea Ballerini and Lukas Graham
Maren Morris and Alicia Keys

Country Presenters

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill
Thomas Rhett

Country Nominations

** designates a country artist nominated in a non-country category

Album of the Year (All Genre)
**
A Sailor’s Guide to Earth — Sturgill Simpson
25 — Adele
Lemonade — Beyoncé
Purpose — Justin Bieber
Views — Drake

Best New Artist (All Genre)
**
Kelsea Ballerini
**
Maren Morris
The Chainsmokers
Chance the Rapper
Anderson .Paak

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 Country Duo/Group Performance
“Different For Girls” — Dierks Bentley featuring Elle King
“21 Summer” — Brothers Osborne
“Setting the World On Fire” — Kenny Chesney & P!nk
“Jolene” — Pentatonix featuring 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 — (Keith Urban)
“Die a Happy Man” — Sean Douglas, Thomas Rhett & Joe Spargur — (Thomas Rhett)
“Humble and Kind” — Lori McKenna — (Tim McGraw)
“My Church” — busbee & Maren Morris — (Maren Morris)
“Vice” — Miranda Lambert, Shane McAnally & Josh Osborne — Miranda Lambert)

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 Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song
**“Thy Will” — Hillary Scott & the Scott Family
“Trust In You” — Lauren Daigle
“Priceless” — For King & Country
“King of the World” — Natalie Grant
“Chain Breaker” — Zach Williams

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album
**Love Remains — Hillary Scott & the Scott Family
Poets & Saints — All Sons & Daughters
American Prodigal — Crowder
Be One — Natalie Grant
Youth Revival [Live] — Hillsong Young & Free

Best Roots Gospel Album
**
Hymns — Joey+Rory
Better Together — Gaither Vocal Band
Nature’s Symphony In 432 — The Isaacs
Hymns and Songs of Inspiration — Gordon Mote
God Don’t Never Change: The Songs of Blind Willie Johnson — (Various Artists)

Best American Roots Performance
“Ain’t No Man” — The Avett Brothers
“Mother’s Children Have a Hard Time” — Blind Boys of Alabama
“Factory Girl” — Rhiannon Giddens
“House of Mercy” — Sarah Jarosz
“Wreck You” — Lori McKenna

Best American Roots Song (awarded to songwriters)
“Alabama at Night” — Robbie Fulks — (Robbie Fulks)
“City Lights” — Jack White — (Jack White)
“Gulfstream” — Eric Adcock and Roddie Romero — (Roddie Romero and the Hub City All-Stars)
“Kid Sister” — Vince Gill — (The Time Jumpers)
“Wreck You” — Lori McKenna — (Lori McKenna)

Best Americana Album
True Sadness — The Avett Brothers
This Is Where I Live — William Bell
The Cedar Creek Sessions — Kris Kristofferson
The Bird & the Rifle — Lori McKenna
Kid Sister — The Time Jumpers

Best Bluegrass Album
Original Traditional — Blue Highway
Burden Bearer — Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
The Hazel and Alice Sessions — Laurie Lewis & the Right Hands
North By South — Claire Lynch
Coming Home — O’Connor Band With Mark O’Connor

Best Folk Album
Silver Skies Blue — Judy Collins & Ari Hest
Upland Stories — Robbie Fulks
Factory Girl — Rhiannon Giddens
Weighted Mind — Sierra Hull
Undercurrent — Sarah Jarosz

Multiple Nominations

4 – Maren Morris: New Artist of the Year, Best Country Solo Performance, Best Country Song, Best Country Album
4 – Lori McKenna: Best Country Song, Best American Roots Performance, Best American Roots Song, Best Americana Album
2 – Sturgill Simpson: Album of the Year, Country Album of the Year
2 – Brandy Clark: Best Country Solo Performance, Best Country Album
2 – Miranda Lambert: Best Country Solo Performance, Best Country Song
2 – Keith Urban: Best Country Solo Performance, Best Country Album
2 – Hillary Scott: Best Contemporary Christian Music Album, Best Contemporary Christian Music Song

Daily Dose

Jam Session

Jam Session

Volunteer Jam XX: A Tribute to Charlie Daniels will air on AXS TV on Aug. 19 at 10 p.m. ET. The broadcast features performances by Chris Young, Travis Tritt, Alabama, Chris Janson, Skynyrd & more.