Tuesday, 11 December 2012

2013 Annual GRAMMY Awards Nominees

2013, 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards Nominees

On Wednesday night (Dec. 5, 2012) the Grammy Nominations Concert, was broadcast live on CBS TV for the first time from Nashville at the Bridgestone Arena.

The diversity of music was celebrated at The 2013 Grammy Awards Nominations as six different artists tied for top nominee — Kanye West, Jay-Z, Frank Ocean, Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys, Mumford & Sons and fun lead the field with six GRAMMY nominations each.
For British folk-rock band Mumford & Sons, which made an auspicious debut in front of an international audience during the 2011 Grammys, are up for Album of the Year for BABEL, one of Billboards 2012's best-selling releases. 
Hosts LL Cool J and Taylor Swift speak
onstage at the Grammy Nominations Concert Live!
at Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday
in Nashville, Tenn. AP

LL Cool J returned as host, sharing duties with Taylor Swift. They opened the show by putting together a beat-box version of Swift's hit "Mean.

Taylor’s smash hit hit song "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" earned a nod in the jam-packed Record of the Year category.
Taylor was joined by fun., Gotye, Kelly Clarkson's "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)," The Black Keys' "Lonely Boy" and Ocean's "Thinkin Bout You."

Hunter Hayes was announced as a Best New Artist and Best Country Solo Performance nominee. He also scored a nomination in the Best Country Album category, giving him more nominations (three) than any other country star, except Swift who also picked up a nod in the Best Song Written for Visual Media category.
Hunter Hayes
Grammy Nominee

The young enterprising singer-songwriter Hunter showed his versatility while announcing the Best Pop Vocal album.He began with Kelly Clarkson‘s ‘Stronger,’ them included Florence and the Machine’s ‘Ceremonials,’ fun.’s ‘Some Nights,’ ‘Overexposed’ by Maroon 5 and Pink’s ‘The Truth About Love,’ in a brief set accompanying himself on acoustic guitar. “The “Wanted” singer Hayes cracked a self-deprecating joke beforehand, apologizing to all the artists for taking liberties with their songs!
View Hunters performance at music.yahoo.com

Dierks Bentley and The Band Perry kicked off the Grammy Nominations Concert performing Johnny Cash songs including a rollicking tribute to the legendary Man in Black, Johnny Cash. They delivered a rocking version of the classic hit ‘Jackson.’ Dierks rough-and-ready vocals and Kimberly’s spirited and saucy delivery were the vocal pairing with Reid and Neil Perry adding some crystal-clear harmonies and instrumental support. Bentley often covers ‘Folsom Prison Blues’ in his live show and together with bluegrass group The Grascals has recorded the tune.
Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Luke Bryan gave an  energetic rendition of his hit single ‘I Don’t Want This Night to End’ as a shower of glitter confetti fell on the audience as he encouraged them to sing part of the final chorus.
Watch the video >> YouTube

The 2013
55th Annual GRAMMY Awards Nominees
(Country/Americana/Bluegrass interest):

Record of the Year, the nominees are:
“Lonely Boy”, The Black Keys
“Stronger” (What Doesn't Kill You), Kelly Clarkson
“We Are Young”, fun. featuring Janelle Monáe
“Somebody That I Used to Know”, Gotye featuring Kimbra
“Thinkin Bout You”, Frank Ocean
“We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”, Taylor Swift

Best New Artist, the nominees are:
Alabama Shakes; fun.; Hunter Hayes; The Lumineers; Frank Ocean

Country Solo Performance the nominees are:
Home”, Dierks Bentley;  Springsteen” Eric Church; Cost of Livin', Ronnie Dunn
Wanted”, Hunter Hayes; “Over”, Blake Shelton; “Blown Away”, Carrie Underwood

Country Duo/Group Peformance the nominees are:
“Even If It Breaks Your Heart”, Eli Young Band
“Pontoon”, Little Big Town
“Safe & Sound”, Taylor Swift & The Civil Wars
“On the Outskirts of Town”, The Time Jumpers
“I Just Come Here for the Music”, Don Williams featuring Alison Krauss

Country Song (goes to writer), the nominees are
Blown Away” (performed Carrie Underwood)
Cost Of Livin'” (performed by Ronnie Dunn)
Even If It Breaks Your Heart” (performed by Eli Young Band)
So You Don't Have to Love Me Anymore” (performed by Alan Jackson)
Springsteen” (performed by Eric Church)

Best Country Album, the nominees are:
UNCAGED by Zac Brown Band
HUNTER HAYES by Hunter Hayes
FOUR THE RECORD by Miranda Lambert
THE TIME JUMPERS by the Time Jumpers.

Best Americana Album, the nominees are:
THE CARPENTER by the Avett Brothers; FROM THE GROUND UP by John Fullbright;
THE LUMINEERS by the Lumineers; BABEL by Mumford & Sons
and SLIPSTREAM by Bonnie Raitt.

Best Bluegrass Album, the nominees are:
Dailey & Vincent, ‘THE GOSPEL SIDE OF’
The Grascals, ‘LIFE FINDS A WAY;
Special Consensus, ‘SCRATCH GRAVEL ROAD
Steep Canyon Rangers, ‘NOBODY KNOWS YOU’

Best Song Written for Visual Media, the nominees are:
Arcade Fire, ‘Abraham’s Daughter’ (From ‘The Hunger Games’)
Birdy and Mumford & Sons, ‘Learn Me Right’ (From ‘Brave’)
Katharine McPhee and Megan Hilty, ‘Let Me Be Your Star (From ‘Smash’)
Jason Segal and Walter, ‘Man or Muppet’ (From ‘The Muppets’)
Taylor Swift and the Civil Wars, ‘Safe & Sound’ (From ‘The Hunger Games’)

Grammy Nomination “Tweets”
Hunter Hayes @HunterHayes Still celebrating with the team. Cannot tell you all how excited I am and how honored I am to get THREE nominations tonight. UNREAL! :D

Taylor Swift @taylorswift13 Honored to also be nominated for 2 Grammys with @thecivilwars for 'Safe and Sound' on @TheHungerGames soundtrack. Unreal! #GrammyNomination

Zac Brown Band @zacbrownband Thank you @TheGRAMMYs! We always pour our heart and soul into every album but 'Uncaged' really pushed the boundaries...

Blake Shelton @blakeshelton “@BeliebinTW: blakeshelton is nominated for a Grammy! #lovethisguy” Really?!! Happy happy joy joy!!!

This year's GRAMMY Awards process registered more than 17,000 submissions over a 12-month eligibility period (Oct. 1, 2011 – Sept. 30, 2012).
GRAMMY ballots for the final round of voting will be mailed on Dec. 19 to the voting members of The Recording Academy.

The 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be held on GRAMMY Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, at Staples Center in Los Angeles and once again will be broadcast live in high-definition TV and 5.1 surround sound on CBS from 8–11:30 p.m. (ET/PT).

Trophies will be handed out in 81 categories
See Full Grammy 2013 listing at www.grammy.com

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