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2014 Grammy Awards Nominees Announced

Kacey Musgraves, Taylor Swift
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The 2014 Grammy nominees were announced Friday night (Dec. 6) during a concert broadcast live out of Los Angeles.

‘The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!! – Countdown to Music’s Biggest Night’ show returned to its California base after a year in Nashville, but that doesn’t mean that country music was ignored in the 2014 Grammy nominations. As anticipated, Taylor Swift scored pop nods in addition to a showing in her usual country categories, but there will likely be some surprises come January.

For one, country ‘newcomer’ Kacey Musgraves is up for Best New Artist — an all-genre category which includes Swift’s tourmate Ed Sheeran, plus Macklemore + Ryan Lewis. The ‘Follow Your Arrow’ songstress is likely hopefully her arrow will point to at least one win, as she’s also up for Best Country Album against Swift’s ‘Red,’ Tim McGraw’s ‘Two Lanes of Freedom’ and more. Musgraves is even looking at a win for Best Country Song — Miranda Lambert‘s ‘Mama’s Broken Heart,’ on which she was a songwriter, has received a nod in addition to her own release, ‘Merry Go ‘Round.’

Who will take home the night’s biggest prizes? We don’t have long to wait to find out! The 56th annual Grammy Awards will take air on Sunday, Jan. 26.

2014 Grammy Awards Nominees (Country):

Best Country Album
Jason Aldean, ‘Night Train’
Tim McGraw, ‘Two Lanes of Freedom’
Kacey Musgraves, ‘Same Trailer Different Park’
Blake Shelton, ‘Based on a True Story…’
Taylor Swift, ‘Red’

Best Country Solo Performance
Lee Brice, ‘I Drive Your Truck’
Hunter Hayes, ‘I Want Crazy’
Miranda Lambert, ‘Mama’s Broken Heart’
Darius Rucker, ‘Wagon Wheel’
Blake Shelton, ‘Mine Would Be You’

Best Country Duo/Group Performance
The Civil Wars, ‘From This Valley’
Kelly Clarkson feat. Vince Gill, ‘Don’t Rush’
Little Big Town, ‘Your Side of the Bed’
Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift & Keith Urban, ‘Highway Don’t Care’
Kenny Rogers with Dolly Parton, ‘You Can’t Make Old Friends’

Best Country Song
Taylor Swift, ‘Begin Again’
Lee Brice, ‘I Drive Your Truck’
Miranda Lambert, ‘Mama’s Broken Heart’
Kacey Musgraves, ‘Merry Go ‘Round’
Blake Shelton, ‘Mine Would Be You’

Album of the Year
Sara Bareilles, ‘The Blessed Unrest’
Daft Punk, ‘Random Access Memories’
Kendrick Lamar, ‘good kid, m.A.A.d city’
Macklemore + Ryan Lewis, ‘The Heist’
Taylor Swift, ‘Red’

Best New Artist
James Blake
Kendrick Lamar
Macklemore + Ryan Lewis
Kacey Musgraves
Ed Sheeran

Next: See the 2014 Pop Grammy Nominations

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