Morris, Musgraves top country Grammy nominations


Maren Morris and Kacey Musgraves each received three nominations for the 61st Grammy Awards. This year’s nominees were announced Friday.

Morris earned Best Country Group/Duo and Best Country Song nods for “Dear Hate,” her collaboration with Vince Gill, as well as a Best Country Solo Performance nomination for her cover of Elton John’s “Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters.”

Musgraves’ Golden Hour was among the Best Country Album nominees, as was her recording “Butterflies” for Best Country Solo Performance and “Space Cowboy” for Best Country Song.

All of the country Grammy nominees include:

Best Country Solo Performance:

  • “Wouldn’t It Be Great?” — Loretta Lynn
  • “Mona Lisas And Mad Hatters” — Maren Morris
  • “Butterflies” — Kacey Musgraves
  • “Millionaire” — Chris Stapleton
  • “Parallel Line” — Keith Urban

Best Country Duo/Group Performance:

  • “Shoot Me Straight” — Brothers Osborne
  • “Tequila” — Dan + Shay
  • ” When Someone Stops Loving You” — Little Big Town
  • “Dear Hate” — Maren Morris Featuring Vince Gill
  • “Meant To Be” — Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line

Best Country Song:

  • “Break Up In The End” — Jessie Jo Dillon, Chase McGill & Jon Nite, songwriters (Cole Swindell)
  • “Dear Hate” — Tom Douglas, David Hodges & Maren Morris,
  • Songwriters (Maren Morris Featuring Vince Gill)
  • “I Lived It” — Rhett Akins, Ross Copperman, Ashley Gorley & BenHayslip, songwriters (Blake Shelton)
  • “Space Cowboy” — Luke Laird, Shane McAnally & Kacey Musgraves,
    songwriters (Kacey Musgraves)
  • “Tequila” — Nicolle Galyon, Jordan Reynolds & Dan Smyers, songwriters (Dan + Shay)
  • “When Someone Stops Loving You” — Hillary Lindsey, Chase McGill & Lori McKenna, songwriters (Little Big Town)

Best Country Album:

  • “Unapologetically” — Kelsea Ballerini
  • “Port Saint Joe” — Brothers Osborne
  • “Girl Going Nowhere” — Ashley McBryde
  • “Golden Hour” — Kacey Musgraves
  • “From A Room: Volume 2” — Chris Stapleton

The Grammy Awards will be broadcast on CBS Feb. 10.