Nominees for the 2022 Grammy Awards were announced by the Recording Academy today (November 23), revealed in a live-streamed event by a group of artists which included Carly Pearce.
Takeaways from the news are still in the making, but early observations include Mickey Guyton and Chris Stapleton sharing the lead in country categories, walking away with three nominations each, while Americana/country artist Brandi Carlile has earned five nods (including two in the same category). Jimmie Allen, currently reigning as CMA New Artist of the Year and ACM New Male Artist of the Year, is likewise singled out for his first Grammy nomination in the all-genre Best New Artist field.
Meanwhile, Kacey Musgraves was refused entry into the Best Country Album category for her latest effort, star-crossed, but ended up with two nods for Best Solo Country Performance and Best Country Song anyway. And as the feel-good story of the year continues to unfold, Walker Hayes scores his first-ever Grammy nomination for the grooving hit, “Fancy Like.”
The 64th annual Grammy Awards will take place on January 31 in Los Angeles, airing on CBS and live-streaming on Paramount+. Here’s a complete list of nominees in the country categories:
Best Solo Country Performance
Luke Combs — “Forever After All”
Mickey Guyton — “Remember Her Name”
Jason Isbell — “All I Do Is Drive”
Kacey Musgraves — “Camera Roll”
Chris Stapleton — “You Should Probably Leave”
Best Duo/Group Country Performance
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”
Elle King and Miranda Lambert — “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)”
Best Country Album
Brothers Osborne — Skeletons
Mickey Guyton — Remember Her Name
Miranda Lambert, Jack Ingram and Jon Randall — The Marfa Tapes
Sturgill Simpson — The Ballad of Dood & Juanita
Chris Stapleton — Starting Over
Best Country Song
Maren Morris — “Better Than We Found It” (songwriters: Jessie Jo Dillon, Maren Morris, Jimmy Robbins & Laura Veltz)
Kacey Musgraves — “Camera Roll” (songwriters: Ian Fitchuk, Kacey Musgraves & Daniel Tashian)
Chris Stapleton — “Cold” (songwriters: Dave Cobb, J.T. Cure, Derek Mixon & Chris Stapleton)
Thomas Rhett — “Country Again” (songwriters: Zach Crowell, Ashley Gorley & Thomas Rhett)
Walker Hayes — “Fancy Like” (songwriters: Cameron Bartolini, Walker Hayes, Josh Jenkins & Shane Stevens)
Mickey Guyton — “Remember Her Name” (songwriters: Mickey Guyton, Blake Hubbard, Jarrod Ingram & Parker Welling)
Elsewhere, Brandi Carlile is up for Record of the Year (“Right On Time”), Best Pop Performance (“Right On Time”) and Song of the Year twice (“Right On Time,” written by Carlile, Dave Cobb, Phil Hanseroth & Tim Hanseroth; and “A Beautiful Noise” with Alicia Keys, written by Ruby Amanfu, Carlile, Brandy Clark, Keys, Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna, Linda Perry & Hailey Whitters), as well as Best American Roots Performance.
Taylor Swift is nominated for Album of the Year for Evermore, Carrie 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.
Catch the 64th annual Grammy Awards Monday, January 31, airing live on CBS and streaming on demand on Paramount+ from 8–11:30 p.m. ET / 5–8:30 p.m. PT. You can find the full nominees list for all 86 categories here.