Mickey Guyton, Chris Stapleton Lead 2022 Grammy Nominations

24 November 2021 | 11:12 am | Mallory Arbour

Nominees for the 2022 Grammy Awards were announced in a live-streamed event. Leading in the country categories is Mickey Guyton and Chris Stapleton.

Nominees for the 2022 Grammy Awards were announced by the Recording Academy in a live-streamed event by a group of artists, which included Carly Pearce.

Leading in the country categories is Mickey Guyton and Chris Stapleton, who both scored three nominations each in the same three categories – ‘Best Solo Country Performance’, ‘Best Country Album’ and ‘Best Country Song’.

As well as Stapleton and Guyton, Luke Combs (Forever After All), Kacey Musgraves (Camera Roll) and Jason Isbell (All I Do Is Drive) are also nominated in the ‘Best Solo Country Performance’ category.

While, Brothers Osborne (Skeletons), Miranda Lambert, Jack Ingram and Jon Randall (The Marfa Tapes) and Sturgill Simpson (The Ballad of Dood & Juanita) will also compete for ‘Best Country Album’.

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Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood (If I Didn’t Love You), Brothers Osborne (Younger Me), Dan + Shay (Glad You Exist), Ryan Hurd and Maren Morris (Chasing After You) and Elle King and Lambert (Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)) scored nods for ‘Best Duo/Group Country Performance’.

Dan + Shay tweeted, “"We wrote this song as a message of gratitude to everyone in our lives, and it's only appropriate that this Grammy nomination came during thanksgiving week. Thank you to everyone at the @RecordingAcad for including us in this category for the 4th year in a row." 

Lambert wrote, “I could not be more happy to celebrate TWO Grammy noms today with some of my closest friends. One for best country album and one so dear to my heart “The Marfa Tapes “ with @jackingram and @jonrandallmusic and with my bad ass gal pal @elleking for our song “Drunk”. Thank you @recordingacademy . Congrats to all the nominees. And Cheers my friends! . 💖💙💙”

Jimmie Allen received a nomination for ‘Best New Artist’ and Walker Hayes scored his first-ever Grammy nomination for ‘Best Country Song’ for his catchy viral hit, Fancy Like. Morris' Better Than We Found It, Musgraves' Camera Roll, Stapleton's Cold and Guyton's Remember Her Name are also nominated for ‘Best Country Song’ as is Thomas Rhett’s Country Again.

Elsewhere, Brandi Carlile’s Right On Time scored nods for ‘Record Of The Year’, ‘Best Pop Performance’ as well as ‘Song of the Year’ – read more of the controversy here. The Alicia Keys track, A Beautiful Noise, of which Carlile features is also nominated for ‘Song of the Year’. She is also nominated for ‘Best American Roots Performance’ for Same Devil with Brandy Clark.

Taylor Swift is nominated for ‘Album of the Year’ for evermore, Underwood is up for ‘Best Roots Gospel Album’ for My Savior, and Willie Nelson is nominated for ‘Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album’ for That’s Life, with Dolly Parton in the same category for A Holly Dolly Christmas.  

The 64th annual Grammy Awards will take place on January 31 in Los Angeles.

Here’s a complete list of nominees in the country categories:

Best Country Solo Performance
“Forever After All” — Luke Combs
“Remember Her Name” — Mickey Guyton
“All I Do Is Drive” — Jason Isbell
“Camera Roll” — Kacey Musgraves
“You Should Probably Leave” — Chris Stapleton

Best Country Duo/Group Performance
“If I Didn’t Love You” — Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood
“Younger Me” — Brothers Osborne
“Glad You Exist” — Dan + Shay
“Chasing After You” — Ryan Hurd and Maren Morris
“Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)” — Elle King and Miranda Lambert

Best Country Album
“Skeletons” — Brothers Osborne
“Remember Her Name” — Mickey Guyton
“The Marfa Tapes” — Miranda Lambert, Jon Randall and Jack Ingram
“The Ballad of Dood & Juanita” — Sturgill Simpson
“Starting Over” — Chris Stapleton

Best Country Song
“Better Than We Found It” — Maren Morris
“camera roll” — Kacey Musgraves
“Cold” — Chris Stapleton
“Country Again” — Thomas Rhett
“Fancy Like” — Walker Hayes
“Remember Her Name” — Mickey Guyton

See the full list of nominees here.

Watch the live streamed nominations event below:

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