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58th Annual Grammy Award Nominations Announced

58th Annual Grammy Award Nominations Announced | Country Music Videos
Photo credit: Randee St. Nicholas/Capitol Records/Sam Hunt Music

The nominees for the 58th Annual Grammy Awards have been announced, and there some familiar names vying for Grammys’ top awards and a few surprises competing for country category trophies.

Chris Stapleton and Little Big Town received the most nominations with four each.

Sam Hunt is the only country artist receiving a Best New Artist nod, also his first Grammy nomination. “Burning House” singer, Cam, also received her first Grammy nomination for Best Country Solo Performance.

Little Big Town’s “Girl Crush” is up for Song of the Year, an award given to the songwriters. The group was also nominated for Best Country Duo/Group Performance, Best Country Song, and Best Country Album.

Chris Stapleton’s debut solo album, Traveller, is up for Album of the Year. While the nod isn’t Stapleton’s first, he received three nominations while a member of The Steeldrivers, this is his first solo nomination. He is also nominated for Best Country Album, Best Country Song, and Best Country Solo Performance.

One of the biggest surprises on the country front was the nomination of Joey+Rory for their song “If I Needed You” which was nominated in the Best Country Duo/ Group Performance.

See all country music nominations below:



Burning House


Track from: Welcome To Cam Country

Label: Sony Music Entertainment


Chris Stapleton

Track from: Traveller

Label: Mercury Nashville

Little Toy Guns

Carrie Underwood

Track from: Greatest Hits: Decade #1

Label: 19 Recordings/Arista Nashville

John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16

Keith Urban

Label: Capitol Records Nashville

Chances Are

Lee Ann Womack

Track from: The Way I'm Livin'

Label: Sugar Hill Records




Stay A Little Longer

Brothers Osborne

Label: EMI Records Nashville

If I Needed You


Track from: Country Classics

Label: Gaither Music Group

The Driver

Charles Kelley, Dierks Bentley & Eric Paslay

Label: Capitol Records Nashville

Girl Crush

Little Big Town

Track from: Pain Killer

Label: Capitol Records Nashville

Lonely Tonight

Blake Shelton Featuring Ashley Monroe

Label: Warner Bros




Chances Are

Hayes Carll, songwriter (Lee Ann Womack)

Track from: The Way I'm Livin'

Label: Sugar Hill Records; Publisher(s): Highway 87 Music admin. by BMG/Chrysalis

Diamond Rings And Old Barstools

Barry Dean, Luke Laird & Jonathan Singleton, songwriters (Tim McGraw)

Track from: Sundown Heaven Town

Label: Big Machine Records/McGraw Music; Publisher(s): Songs of Universal, Inc./Creative Nation Music/Twangin and Slangin Songs/Country Paper/Pulse Nation/BMG Gold Songs /Glassbean/We Jam Writers Group

Girl Crush

Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna & Liz Rose, songwriters (Little Big Town)

Track from: Pain Killer

Label: Capitol Records Nashville; Publisher(s): Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp./Songs Of Crazy Girl Music, Songs of Universal, Inc., Hoodie Songs, HillarodyRathbone Music admin. by BMG Rights Management (US) LLC

Hold My Hand

Brandy Clark & Mark Stephen Jones, songwriters (Brandy Clark)

Track from: 12 Stories

Label: Warner Bros Records; Publisher(s): Songs of Parallel/Vista Loma Music admin. by Amplified Administration and Harlan Howard Songs


Chris Stapleton, songwriter (Chris Stapleton)

Track from: Traveller

Label: Mercury Nashville; Publisher(s): WB Music Corp./Ken Tucky Music





Sam Hunt

Label: MCA Nashville

Pain Killer

Little Big Town

Label: Capitol Records Nashville

The Blade

Ashley Monroe

Label: Warner Bros.

Pageant Material

Kacey Musgraves

Label: Mercury Nashville


Chris Stapleton

Label: Mercury Records


See a complete list of nominees for the 2016 Grammy Awards here.

The 58th GRAMMY Awards will broadcast live on CBS on Monday, Feb. 15, 2016.

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