You may look at the list of nominations for the 65th Grammy Awards and see the big names like Beyoncé, Adele, Kendrick Lamar, Harry Styles, and Lizzo. But did you know that 8 Nashville musicians also secured nominations for Grammys? Let’s meet them.
This bluegrass star is nominated for Best New Artist, a feat quite rare for anybody in the bluegrass genre. She dishes out poignant lyrics and fast and furious guitar playing. She turned a lot of heads this year.
TSU Marching Band
Perhaps most surprisingly, the TSU Marching Band received a Grammy nomination for Best Roots Gospel Album. Their debut album, “The Urban Hymnal,” released earlier this year and boasts features of Jekalyn Carr and Kierra Sheard.
Liz Rose (And Taylor Swift)
Taylor Swift brought back her country era with the re-recording and release of her hit album “Red.” On the album was the song “All Too Well (10 Minute Version),” which is nominated for Song of the Year. The song was originally written with Nashville local Liz Rose. And it broke the record for the longest No. 1 hit on Billboard.
This young 18-year old’s hit song “abcdefu” received the nomination for Song of the Year. It went immensely viral on TikTok, giving the young Nashville local huge success, attention, and now a Grammy nomination.
Whisperin’ Bill Anderson
His performance of “Someday It’ll All Make Sense” with Dolly Parton gets the nod for Best American Roots Performance this year. It’s his first time to the Grammys since 2008 and marks Parton’s 53rd nomination.
The Grammy Awards introduced five new categories this year, including “Songwriter of the Year,” for which Nashville native Laura Veltz is nominated. Her work with Demi Lovato, Maren Morris, and Ingrid Andress helped to secure this nod.
The Nashville local Miranda Lambert dominated the country category nominations this year. She received nods for Best Country Solo Performance, Best Country Duo/Group Performance, Best Country Song, and Best Country Album.
Brandi Carlile’s “In These Silent Days”
Although Carlile is not a Nashville local or native, she recorded her hit album “In These Silent Days,” here in Music City in RCA Studio A. The album received the nomination for Album of the Year and a bunch of other rock and americana awards.