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Tanya Tucker Leads 2020 Country Grammy Nominees

Eric Church, Ashley McBryde, and Dan + Shay also secure multiple nominations

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Tanya Tucker leads country artist nominations for the 62nd annual Grammy Awards based on her 2019 album 'While I'm Livin'.'

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Nominees for the 62nd Grammy Awards were announced Wednesday morning, with Tanya Tucker leading among country performers and Eric Church, Ashley McBryde, and Dan + Shay all picking up multiple nominations in the country categories.

Tucker’s 2019 album While I’m Livin’ was a big favorite for voters, earning the singer a Best Country Album nomination. The album’s centerpiece, “Bring My Flowers Now,” found its way into multiple fields, including Best Country Solo Performance and Best Country Song, a nomination Tucker shares with her co-writers Brandi Carlile, Tim Hanseroth, and Phil Hanseroth. “Bring My Flowers Now” also received an all-genre nomination for Song of the Year, where it will compete with entries including Billie Eilish’s “Bad Guy,” Taylor Swift’s “Lover,” and Lizzo’s “Truth Hurts.”

Carlile, who led nominations at last year’s Awards, came away with three more this time: two for her work on Tucker’s “Bring My Flowers Now” and one Best Country Duo/Group Performance nod for her Maren Morris collaboration “Common.” Billy Ray Cyrus also received three nominations, all outside the country fields, for his appearance on Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road.”

Dan + Shay continued their victory lap from their self-titled third album, with the hit “Speechless” picking up nominations Best Country Duo/Group Performance and Best Country Song. Ashley McBryde, a CMA Award winner for New Artist of the Year saw her biographical “Girl Goin’ Nowhere” get dual recognition for Best Country Solo Performance and Best Country Song. Eric Church was another double nominee, with his Desperate Man a candidate for Best Country Album and the song “Some of It” up for Best Country Song. Miranda Lambert rounded out the country artists with two nominees, sharing a nomination with her Pistol Annies bandmates as their Interstate Gospel is up for Best Country Album and her current single “It All Comes Out in the Wash” is up for Best Country Song.

Among the Americana categories, British singer-songwriter Yola reigned supreme. Also an all-genre Best New Artist nominee, Yola scored nominations for Best American Roots Performance and Best American Roots Song for “Faraway Look.” Walk Through Fire, Yola’s 2019 release that was produced by Dan Auerbach, was nominated for Best Americana Album. Calexico’s collaboration with Iron & Wine, Years to Burn, got the groups a nomination for Best Americana Album and Best American Roots Performance for “Father Mountain.”

Lizzo, Billie Eilish, and Lil Nas X lead all nominees for the 62nd Grammy Awards, which will air January 26th on CBS.

Best Country Solo Performance
“All Your’n,” Tyler Childers
“Girl Goin’ Nowhere,” Ashley McBryde
“Ride Me Back Home,” Willie Nelson
“God’s Country,” Blake Shelton
“Bring My Flowers Now,” Tanya Tucker

Best Country Duo/Group Performance
“Brand New Man,” Brooks & Dunn with Luke Combs
“I Don’t Remember Me (Before You),” Brothers Osborne
“Speechless,” Dan + Shay
“The Daughters,” Little Big Town
“Common,” Maren Morris Featuring Brandi Carlile

Best Country Song
“Bring My Flowers Now,” Tanya Tucker (Brandi Carlile, Phil Hanseroth, Tim Hanseroth, and Tanya Tucker, songwriters)
“Girl Goin’ Nowhere,” Ashley McBryde (Jeremy Bussey and Ashley McBryde, songwriters)
“It All Comes Out in the Wash,” Miranda Lambert (Miranda Lambert, Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna, and Liz Rose, songwriters)
“Some of It,” Eric Church (Eric Church, Clint Daniels, Jeff Hyde, and Bobby Pinson, songwriters)
“Speechless,” Dan + Shay (Shay Mooney, Jordan Reynolds, Dan Smyers, and Laura Veltz, songwriters)

Best Country Album
Desperate Man, Eric Church
Stronger Than the Truth, Reba McEntire
Interstate Gospel, Pistol Annies
Center Point Road, Thomas Rhett
While I’m Livin’, Tanya Tucker

Best American Roots Performance
“Saint Honesty,” Sara Bareilles
“Father Mountain,” Calexico and Iron & Wine
“I’m on My Way,” Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi
“Call My Name,” I’m With Her
“Faraway Look,” Yola

Best American Roots Song
“Black Myself,” Our Native Daughters (Amythyst Kiah, songwriter)
“Call My Name,” I’m With Her (Sarah Jarosz, Aoife O’Donovan, and Sara Watkins, songwriters)
“Crossing to Jerusalem,” Rosanne Cash (Rosanne Cash and John Leventhal, songwriters)
“Faraway Look,” Yola (Dan Auerbach, Yola Carter, and Pat McLaughlin, songwriters)
“I Don’t Wanna Ride the Rails No More,” Vince Gill (Vince Gill, songwriter)

Best Americana Album
Years to Burn, Calexico and Iron & Wine
Who Are You Now, Madison Cunningham
Oklahoma, Keb’ Mo’
Tales of America, J.S. Ondara
Walk Through Fire, Yola

Best Bluegrass Album
Tall Fiddler, Michael Cleveland
Live in Prague, Czech Republic, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
Toil, Tears & Trouble, The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys
Royal Traveller, Missy Raines
If You Can’t Stand the Heat, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen

Best Folk Album
My Finest Work Yet, Andrew Bird
Rearrange My Heart, Che Apalache
Patty Griffin, Patty Griffin
Evening Machines, Gregory Alan Isakov
Front Porch, Joy Williams


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