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Grammy nominations 2014

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Grammy nominations 2014

By Stephen L. Betts. CREATED Dec 6, 2013

Nominees for the 2014 Grammy awards were announced Friday, Dec. 6, during a live telecast from Los Angeles. Taylor Swift earned nominations for her multi-platinum album, "Red." Also a double nominee, Kacey Musgraves' "Same Trailer Different Park" will compete for Best Country Album, while in the Best New Artist category, Kacey goes up against pop heavyweights including Macklemore and Ryan Lewis.

Keith Urban and Grammy-winning R&B singer Miguel were just two of the performers on the CBS special, collaborating on a version of Bill Withers' Grammy Hall of Fame-honored tune, "Ain't No Sunshine." Taylor was seen performing her hit, "I Knew You Were Trouble," in a segment that was taped in Australia, where the seven-time Grammy winner is currently on tour. Minutes later, it was announced that "Red" will compete for Album of the Year, an award Taylor won in 2010 for "Fearless." The disc also earned a Best Country Album nod, along with Jason Aldean's "Night Train," "Two Lanes of Freedom" by Tim McGraw, "Same Trailer Different Park," by Kacey Musgraves and Blake Shelton's "Based on a True Story."

Country Music's 2014 Grammy nominees

Best Country Solo Performance

"I Drive Your Truck"
Lee Brice

"I Want Crazy
Hunter Hayes

"Mama's Broken Heart"
Miranda Lambert

"Wagon Wheel"
Darius Rucker

"Mine Would Be You"
Blake Shelton

Best Country Duo/Group Performance

"From This Valley"
The Civil Wars

"Don't Rush"
Kelly Clarkson feat. Vince Gill

"Your Side Of The Bed"
Little Big Town

"Highway Don't Care"
Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift and Keith Urban

"You Can't Make Old Friends"
Kenny Rogers with Dolly Parton

Best Country Song

"Begin Again"
Taylor Swift, songwriter (Taylor Swift)

"I Drive Your Truck"
Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington and Jimmy Yeary, songwriters (Lee Brice)

"Mama's Broken Heart"
Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally and Kacey Musgraves, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)

"Merry Go 'Round"
Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves and Josh Osborne, songwriters (Kacey Musgraves)

"Mine Would Be You"
Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington & Deric Ruttan, songwriters (Blake Shelton)

Best Country Album

"Night Train"
Jason Aldean

"Two Lanes of Freedom
Tim McGraw

"Same Trailer Different Park"
Kacey Musgraves

"Based on a True Story"
Blake Shelton

"Red"
Taylor Swift

The 56th Annual Grammy Awards will take place at Staples Center in Los Angeles. The live show will air Sunday, Jan 26, 2014, at 8:00 PM ET on CBS.

For a complete list of the 2014 Grammy nominees, click here

Stephen L. Betts

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Stephen L. Betts ("Steve") is a Nashville-based journalist who started his career as a tour guide, karaoke operator and library assistant at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.