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2015 Grammy Nominees for Best Country Song

Glen Campbell’s final tune is among radio staples for the songwriter-awarded category

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Glen Campbell performs one of the final shows of his illustrious career.

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Miranda Lambert and Eric Church have their second 2015 Grammy nominations (so far), as the Best Country Song category was announced via Twitter today. The Texas spitfire’s nostalgic “Automatic” is up for the honor, as is the North Carolina country-rocker’s aching “Give Me Back My Hometown.” Lambert shares the nomination with co-writers Nicolle Galyon and Natlie Hemby; Church is up with writing partner Luke Laird, who took home the Grammy last year for Best Country Album, as a co-producer of Kacey Musgraves’ Same Trailer, Different Park.

Laird is a double nominee in the Best Country Song category, as he also co-wrote Kenny Chesney’s “American Kids,” alongside Shane McAnally and Galyon’s husband, Rodney Clawson. Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s “Meanwhile Back at Mama’s” scores nominations for writers Jeffrey Steele, Tom Douglas and Jaren Johnston. And ailing country legend Glen Campbell rounds out the category, earning a nod with co-writer Julian Raymond for “I’m Not Gonna Miss You,” which is the final song he recorded before retiring and moving in to a Nashville medical facility to treat his Alzheimer’s Disease.

Additionally, Lambert and Church are up for Best Country Album, sharing that category with Dierks Bentley, Lee Ann Womack and fellow double-nominee Brandy Clark, who is also up for the all-genre Best New Artist honors. Later this afternoon, 82 of the Grammys’ 83 categories will be announced, with the Recording Academy’s top honor, Album of the Year, to be revealed during tonight’s LL Cool J-hosted A Very Grammy Christmas special, airing at 9 p.m. ET on CBS.

The 57th annual Grammy Awards will air live from Los Angeles on February 8, 2015, also on CBS.


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