Thursday, December 2, 2010

Today's Country Tidbits

Last night the Grammy Nominations Concert was held, and the nominees were announced. Lady Antebellum is up for six Grammys and Miranda Lambert is up for Grammys for best country song and best country album. Dierks Bentley has three nominations, including two in the country collaboration category. A complete list of nominees is available, but here's where our country artists showed up:

Record of the Year
Lady Antebellum - Need You Now

Album of the Year
Lady Antebellum - Need You Now

Song of the Year
Lady Antebellum - Need You Now
Miranda Lambert - The House That Built Me - Tom Douglas & Allen Shamblin, songwriters

Best Female Country Vocal Performance
Jewel - Satisfied
Miranda Lambert - The House That Built Me
LeAnn Rimes - Swingin'
Carrie Underwood - Temporary Home
Gretchen Wilson - I'd Love To Be Your Last

Best Male Country Vocal Performance
Jamey Johnson - Macon
Toby Keith - Cryin' For Me (Wayman's Song)
David Nail - Turning Home
Keith Urban - 'Til Summer Comes Around
Chris Young - Gettin' You Home

Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals
Zac Brown Band - Free
Dailey & Vincent - Elizabeth
Lady Antebellum - Need You Now
Little Big Town - Little White Church
The SteelDrivers - Where Rainbows Never Die

Best Country Collaboration With Vocals
Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert & Jamey Johnson - Bad Angel
Dierks Bentley, Del McCoury & The Punch Brothers - Pride (In The Name of Love)
Zac Brown Band & Alan Jackson - As She's Walkin' Away
Blake Shelton & Trace Adkins - Hillbilly Bone
Marty Stuart & Connie Smith - I Run To You

Best Country Instrumental Performance
Cherryholmes - Tattoo of a Smudge
The Infamous Stringdusters - Magic #9
Punch Brothers - New Chance Blues
Darrell Scott - Willow Creek
Marty Stuart - Hummingbyrd

Best Country Song
The Breath You Take - Casey Beathard, Dean Dillon & Jessie Jo Dillon
Free - Zac Brown
The House That Built Me - Tom Douglas & Allen Shamblin
I'd Love To Be Your Last - Rivers Rutherford, Annie Tate & Sam Tate
If I Die Young - Kimberly Perry

Best Country Album
Up On The Ridge - Dierks Bentley
You Get What You Give - Zac Brown Band
The Guitar Song - Jamey Johnson
Need You Now - Lady Antebellum
Revolution - Miranda Lambert

This week's Lady Antebellum Webisode Wednesday is a look back at 2010. Hmmm - maybe they should have waited 'til the Grammy noms were announced before looking back at the year!

Blake Shelton had a chat with the Academy of Country Music, and they turned it into a cool little video. Be sure to watch the out-takes at the end.

As reported here yesterday, Eddie Montgomery's wife of more than 20 years had him served with divorce papers late Tuesday evening. He was having dinner with his 23-year-old daughter at his steak house when the process server showed up. According to Eddie's publicist, Tracy told him she can't deal with the stress of someone going through cancer. They have four children and a grandchild. Eddie plans to have surgery to remove a cancerous tumor on his prostate after this weekend's show in Charlotte, NC.

Golf and country music continue to mix at the PGA Greenbrier Classic. The 2011 tournament will feature shows from Carrie Underwood, Rascal Flatts, Miranda Lambert, Keith Urban, Luke Bryan, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley and Reba. To see the shows, you have to have tournament tickets.

Wanna have a spa day, complete with Faith Hill as your lunch companion? You can...good luck!

Dairus Rucker is on Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight.

The tweet of the day is from Billy Currington: "who else looks in the refrigerator one minute and finds nothing and then goes back two minutes later as if something is going to appear.."