Maren Morris Named Top Country Nominee for 2017 Grammy Awards

Maren Morris is leading the country pack with her four nominations for the upcoming 59th annual GRAMMY Awards, airing this February.

Written by Lauren Laffer
Maren Morris Named Top Country Nominee for 2017 Grammy Awards
Maren Morris, Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert; Artist publicity photos

The 2017 Grammy Award nominations are here!

Leading the pack in country music is hot newcomer Maren Morris with four nominations. The singer landed among Best Country Album for her debut release HERO, as well as a spot in the all-genre category of Best New Artist, with fellow country act Kelsea Ballerini. The news came as a shock for the Texas native as she immediately tweeted, “Four Grammy nominations?! I’M SHOOK.”

Keith Urban is also one of country music’s top nominees with a total of three, including Best Country Album for Ripcord and two nominations for his current single “Blue Ain’t Your Color.” Miranda Lambert and Brandy Clark each notched two nominations.

The 59th Annual Grammy Awards air live on Sunday, Feb. 12. James Corden, host of The Late Late Show, will host the festivities. See the full list of country nominees below…

Best New Artist
Maren Morris
Kelsea Ballerini
Chance The Rapper
Anderson Raak
The Chainsmokers

Best Country Album
Big Day In A Small Town – Brandy Clark
Label: Warner Bros. Records

Full CircleLoretta Lynn
Label: Legacy Recordings

Hero – Maren Morris
Label: Columbia Nashville

A Sailor’s Guide To EarthSturgill Simpson
Label: Atlantic

Ripcord – Keith Urban
Label: Capitol Records Nashville

Best Country Song
“Blue Ain’t Your Color”
Clint Lagerberg, Hillary Lindsey & Steven Lee Olsen, songwriters (Keith Urban)
Track from: Ripcord Label: Capitol Records Nashville; Publisher(s): Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp./Songs of The Corn, admin. by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.; HillarodyRathbone Music, admin. by BMG Rights Management (US) LLC; House Of Sea Gayle Music, admin. by ClearBox Rights/Spirit Catalog Holdings, S.a.r.l. admin. by Spirit Two Nashville.

“Die A Happy Man”
Sean Douglas, Thomas Rhett & Joe Spargur, songwriters (Thomas Rhett)
Track from: Tangled Up Label: The Valory Music Co.; Publisher(s): EMI Blackwood Music Inc./Cricket On The Line admin. by Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC./ Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp./Eastman Pond Publishing admin. by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp./Music of Big Deal/Nice Life/Frederic and Ried Music. admin. by BMG Rights Management (US) LLC.

“Humble And Kind”
Lori McKenna, songwriter (Tim McGraw)
Track from: Damn Country Music Label: Big Machine Records; Publisher(s): Songs of Universal, Inc./Hoodie Songs

“My Church”
busbee & Maren Morris, songwriters (Maren Morris)
Track from: Hero Label: Columbia Nashville; Publisher(s): International Dog Music/Words & Music/BMG Platinum Songs/BMG Rights Management/Hello I Love You Music

Miranda Lambert, Shane McAnally & Josh Osborne, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)
Label: Vanner Records/RCA Nashville; Publisher(s): SonyATV Tree Publishing/Pink Dog Publishing/Smack Songs LLC/Kobalt Songs Music Publishing/Anderson Fork In The Road Music/Kobalt Music Publishing

Best Country Duo/Group Performance
“Different For Girls”
Dierks Bentley Featuring Elle King
Track from: Black Label: Capitol Records Nashville

“21 Summer”
Brothers Osborne
Track from: Pawn Shop Label: EMI Records Nashville

“Setting The World On Fire”
Kenny Chesney & P!nk
Label: Blue Chair Records/Columbia Nashville

Pentatonix Featuring Dolly Parton
Label: Dolly Records, LLC/RCA Nashville

“Think Of You”
Chris Young With Cassadee Pope
Track from: I’m Comin’ Over Label: RCA Nashville

Best Country Solo Performance
“Love Can Go To Hell”
Brandy Clark
Track from: Big Day In A Small Town Label: Warner Bros. Records

Miranda Lambert
Label: Vanner Records/RCA Nashville

“My Church”
Maren Morris
Track from: Hero Label: Columbia Nashville

“Church Bells”
Carrie Underwood
Track from: Storyteller Label: 19 Recordings/Arista Nashville

“Blue Ain’t Your Color”
Keith Urban
Track from: Ripcord Label: Capitol Records Nashville

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album
Love Remains
Hillary Scott & The Scott Family
Label: EMI Records Nashville

Poets & Saints
All Sons & Daughters
Label: Integrity Music

American Prodigal
Label: sixstepsrecords/Sparrow Records

Be One
Natalie Grant
Label: Curb Records
Youth Revival [Live]

Hillsong Young & Free
Label: Hillsong Music Australia

Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song
“Thy Will”
Hillary Scott & The Scott Family; Bernie Herms, Hillary Scott & Emily Weisband, songwriters
Track from: Love Remains Label: EMI Records Nashville; Publisher(s): W.B.M. Music Corp./EKT Publishing, admin. by W.B.M. Music Corp./WB Music Corp./Thankful For This Music, admin. by WB Music Corp./Songs of Universal, Inc./G650 Music

“Trust In You”
Lauren Daigle; Lauren Daigle, Michael Farren & Paul Mabury, songwriters
Track from: How Can It Be Label: Centricity Music; Publisher(s): CentricSongs/Sony/ATV Timber Publishing/Word Music & Pocket Full of Rocks Publishing

For King & Country; Benjamin Backus, Seth Mosley, Joel Smallbone, Luke Smallbone & Tedd Tjornhom, songwriters
Track from: Run Wild. Live Free. Love Strong. [The Anniversary Edition] Label: Fervent/Curb Records; Publisher(s): Warner Tamerlane/Dayspring Music, LLC/Kilns Music / WB Music Corp./Word Music, LLC/Method To The Madness/Shankel Songs/CentricSongs/2 Hour Songs/R1WAY Music Publishing/Wordspring Music, LLC

“King Of The World”
Natalie Grant; Natalie Grant, Becca Mizell & Samuel Mizell, songwriters
Track from: Be One Label: Curb Records; Publisher(s): SeeSeeBubba Songs admin. by Music Services/Maxx Melodies/BMG Platinum Songs/Takin It To The Maxx

“Chain Breaker”
Zach Williams; Mia Fieldes, Jonathan Smith & Zach Williams, songwriters
Label: Essential Records/Provident/Sony Music; Publisher(s): Anthems of Hope/Upside Down Under/Be Essential Songs/Not Just Another Song Publishing/So Essential Tunes

Best Music Film
American Saturday Night: Live From The Grand Ole Opry
(Various Artists)
George J. Flanigen IV, video director; John Burke & Lindsey Clark, video producers
Label: Grand Ole Opry, LLC

I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead
Steve Aoki
Justin Krook, video director; Brent Almond, Matt Colon, David Gelb, Ryan Kavanaugh, Happy Walters & Matthew Weaver, video producers
Label: Relativity

The Beatles: Eight Days A Week The Touring Years
(The Beatles)
Ron Howard, video director; Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, Scott Pascucci & Nigel Sinclair, video producers
Label: Apple Corps Ltd./UMe

Beyoncé Knowles Carter & Kahlil Joseph, video directors; Beyoncé Knowles Carter, video producer
Label: Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia Records

The Music Of Strangers
Yo-Yo Ma & The Silk Road Ensemble
Morgan Neville, video director; Caitrin Rogers, video producer
Label: Tremolo Productions

Best Roots Gospel Album
Label: Gaither Music Group/Farmhouse Recordings

Better Together
Gaither Vocal Band
Label: Gaither Music Group

Nature’s Symphony In 432
The Isaacs
Label: House Of Isaacs

Hymns And Songs Of Inspiration
Gordon Mote
Label: New Haven Records

God Don’t Never Change: The Songs Of Blind Willie Johnson

(Various Artists); Jeffrey Gaskill, producer
Label: Alligator Records

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin
Willie Nelson
Label: Legacy Recordings

Andrea Bocelli
Label: Verve

Fallen Angels
Bob Dylan
Label: Columbia Records

Stages Live
Josh Groban
Label: Reprise

Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway
Barbra Streisand
Label: Columbia Records

See the full list of nominees HERE.