The 2022 Grammy Awards nominations were just announced, and include some veteran nominees, as well as a few who were fortunate enough to hear their names called for the first time in their career.
Mickey Guyton and Chris Stapleton lead the pack of country artists with the most nominations, with three each. Guyton is nominated for Best Country Album, with her long-awaited debut Remember Her Name record, and for Best Country Solo Performance and Best Country Song for the title track.
“I was reminded recently of the C. S. Lewis quote, ‘The longest way round is the shortest way home’ and I am home now,” Guyton says. “I am a living breathing witness that you should never ever give up on yourself. No matter what anyone says, know your worth and trust your gut no matter how many times anyone tries to push you down. I am so incredibly grateful. This is for Breonna. This is for Grayson. This is for my family. This is for women in country music. This is for people of color in country music. We are here. Our stories matter. Our voices matter.”
Stapleton was also nominated in the same categories, with Starting Over for Album of the Year, “You Should Probably Leave” is nominated for Best Country Solo Performance, and “Cold” is nominated for Best Country Song.
Maren Morris received two nods. The singer is nominated for Best Country Song, for “Better Than We Found It,” and Best Country Duo/Group Performance, for her “Chasing After You” duet with her husband, Ryan Hurd.
“Whew! Today was so special,” Morris tweeted. “Not only do I get to share a first Grammy nomination with [Ryan Hurd], but I did NOT expect a nom for ‘Better Than We Found It’ for country song. For anyone that it reached, I am deeply moved as a songwriter today. Congratulations to all our friends!”
@walkerhayesofficialI’m speechless 😶 so so so grateful @GRAMMYs♬ Fancy Like – Walker Hayes
“Man, these [Recording Academy] nominations are hard to get,” Aldean tweeted. “I have been fortunate to have a few nominations over the years and we got another one today. I have never won a Grammy but it’s definitely on my bucket list. Maybe this is our year!”
Man , these @RecordingAcad nominations are hard to get. I have been fortunate to have a few nominations over the years and we got another one today. I have never won a Grammy but it’s definitely on my bucket list. Maybe this is our year! pic.twitter.com/zvx2fsRFTQ
— Jason Aldean (@Jason_Aldean) November 23, 2021
Dan + Shay received a nomination, in the same category, for their recent “Glad You Exist” single.
“We wrote this song as a message of gratitude to everyone in our lives, and it’s only appropriate that this Grammy nomination came during Thanksgiving week,” the duo posted on social media. “Thank you to everyone at the Recording Academy for including us in this category for the fourth year in a row.”
Jimmie Allen, although not nominated in any country categories, did receive one nod in the all-genre Best New Artist category.
Miranda Lambert, Brothers Osborne and Kacey Musgraves each received two nominations. Lambert is nominated for Best Country Duo/Group Performance, for her “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)” duet with Elle King, and Best Country Album for her collaborative The Marfa Tapes with Jack Ingram and Jon Randall.
Brothers Osborne were nominated for Best Country Duo/Group Performance, for “Younger Me,” and Best Country Album, for Skeletons.
Musgraves two nods were for Best Country Song and Best Country Solo Performance, both for “Camera Roll.” The song is from her latest Star-Crossed album, which was surprisingly deemed ineligible to be nominated in the Country Album category.
See the complete list of nominees here.