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On Friday morning, the 61st GRAMMY nominations were announced on CBS This Morning with Shawn Mendes, Alessia Cara, Janelle Monae and DJ Zane Lowe. This year’s round of nominees gives a nod to the female country music artists.

It was Maren Morris who led the nominations for collaboration with Zedd on “The Middle” a song recorded at The Hutton Hotel. The summer smash hit was nominated for Record of the Year, and Song of the Year. Morris also received a nomination for Best Country Solo Performance and Best Country Duo/Group Performance.

In the category of all-genre Album of the Year, country music female artist Kacey Musgraves joins the list of nominees along with Cardi B, Post Malone, Drake, just to name a few. Musgraves won the CMA Award for Album of the Year.

Best Country Album has three females on the list- Kelsea Ballerini, Ashley McBryde, and Kacey Musgraves.

Margo Price, who performed at Bridgestone recently, received a nomination for Best New Artist.

And for Chris Stapleton fans, you won’t be disappointed, Stapleton received a nod for Best Solo Performance, Best Country Album, and Best Pop/Country Duo Performance with Justin Timberlake for “Say Something.”

The Recording Academy will present the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards and will be broadcast live from Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, on CBS at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. As the only peer-selected music award, the GRAMMY is voted on by the Recording Academy’s membership body of music makers, who represent all genres and creative disciplines, including recording artists, songwriters, producers, mixers, and engineers.

See the complete nomination list here. 

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