GRAMMY 2023 COUNTRY NOMINATIONS: A BLEND OF ICONIC STARS AND RISING TALENT
Matt Case - November 10th, 2023 - 11:20am PST
The 2023 Grammy nominees in the country music categories have showcased an array of talent, from established icons to rising stars.
In the Best Country Solo Performance category, Brandy Clark's emotive "Buried" competes against Chris Stapleton's poignant "White Horse," Dolly Parton's reflective "The Last Thing on My Mind," Luke Combs' energetic "Fast Car," and Tyler Childers' heartfelt "In Your Love."
Luke Combs performs onstage during the 57th Annual CMA Awards
The Best Country Duo/Group Performance category sees a diverse mix of collaborations. Brothers Osborne bring their unique style in "Nobody’s Nobody," while Carly Pearce and Chris Stapleton's powerful vocals merge in "We Don’t Fight Anymore." Dierks Bentley teams up with Billy Strings for the vibrant "High Note," Jelly Roll and Lainey Wilson unite in "Save Me," and the duo of Vince Gill & Paul Franklin offers a nostalgic touch with "Kissing Your Picture (Is So Cold)." In a notable pairing, Zach Bryan and Kacey Musgraves bring their talents together in "I Remember Everything."
Jelly Roll and Lainey Wilson perform during the Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards at Ford Center
For Best Country Song, the nominees mirror some of the top solo performances, with Brandy Clark's "Buried" and Chris Stapleton's "White Horse" again in contention. They're joined by Morgan Wallen's introspective "Last Night," Tyler Childers' "In Your Love," and the collaborative effort of Zach Bryan and Kacey Musgraves in "I Remember Everything."
US singer-songwriter Chris Stapleton
The Best Country Album category is equally competitive. Brothers Osborne present their self-titled album, Kelsea Ballerini offers a personal narrative in "Rolling Up the Welcome Mat," and Lainey Wilson's "Bell Bottom Country" showcases her unique style. Tyler Childers' "Rustin’ in the Rain" and Zach Bryan's self-titled album complete this strong lineup of country music excellence.
Kelsea Ballerini performs onstage during "Nashville's Big Bash"
The Grammy Awards, known for celebrating the best in music, promise an exciting event for country music fans, with these nominations highlighting the genre's rich diversity and evolving sound.