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2013 Grammy Awards Nominees Announced

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Country music took center stage on CBS Wednesday night (Dec. 5), where the 2013 Grammy nominees were announced during a fun-filled hour of music. Taylor Swift and Kelly Clarkson picked up early nominations, and Swift joined rapper LL Cool J as host of the Grammy nominations concert. After just a few minutes of the broadcast, Dierks Bentley and the Band Perry were performing Johnny Cash songs for viewers.

Moments later, the Grammy nominees for Record of the Year were announced. Included were Swift’s ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together’ and ‘Stronger’ by Clarkson. Shortly after 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.

The 2013 Grammy Awards will air on February 10, 2013 at 8PM ET on CBS.

2013 Grammy Awards Nominees (Country):

Record of the Year
The Black Keys, ‘Lonely Boy’
Kelly Clarkson, ‘Stronger’
Fun. (Feat. Janelle Monae), ‘We Are Young’
Gotye (Feat. Kimbra), ‘Somebody That I Used to Know’
Frank Ocean, ‘Thinking About You’
Taylor Swift, ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together’

Best New Artist
Alabama Shakes
Fun.
Hunter Hayes
The Lumineers
Frank Ocean

Best Country Solo Performance
Dierks Bentley, ‘Home’
Eric Church, ‘Springsteen’
Ronnie Dunn, ‘Cost of Livin”
Hunter Hayes, ‘Wanted’
Blake Shelton, ‘Over’
Carrie Underwood, ‘Blown Away’

Best Country Duo/Group Performance
Eli Young Band, ‘Even If It Breaks Your Heart’
Little Big Town, ‘Pontoon’
Taylor Swift and the Civil Wars, ‘Safe & Sound’
The Time Jumpers, ‘On the Outskirts of Town’
Don Williams (Feat. Alison Krauss), ‘I Just Come Here For the Music

Best Country Song

Carrie Underwood, ‘Blown Away’
Ronnie Dunn, ‘Cost of Livin”
Eli Young Band, ‘Even If It Breaks Your Heart’
Alan Jackson, ‘So You Don’t Have to Love Me Anymore’
Eric Church, ‘Springsteen’

Best Country Album

Zac Brown Band, ‘Uncaged
Hunter Hayes, ‘Hunter Hayes’
Jamey Johnson, ‘Living For a Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran’
Miranda Lambert, ‘Four the Record’
The Time Jumpers, ‘The Time Jumpers’

Best Americana Album

The Avett Brothers, ‘The Carpenter’
John Fullbright, ‘From the Ground Up’
The Lumineers, ‘The Lumineers’
Mumford & Sons, ‘Babel’
Bonnie Raitt, ‘Slipstream’

Best Bluegrass Album

Dailey & Vincent, ‘The Gospel Side Of’
The Grascals, ‘Life Finds a Way’
Noam Pikelny, ‘Beat the Devil and Carry a Rail’
Special Consensus, ‘Scratch Gravel Road’
Steep Canyon Rangers, ‘Nobody Knows You’

Best Song Written for Visual Media
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’)

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