2019 Grammy Nominations


Anderson East, Brandi Carlile, Vince Gill, Bettye LaVette, Loretta Lynn, Ashley McBryde, Lori McKenna, Kacey Musgraves, Willie Nelson, Margo Price, Chris Stapleton, and Lee Ann Womack are among the Country Universe favorites who will compete for Grammys in 2019.

Here are the nominees in the general, country, and country-adjacent categories.


Record Of The Year

  • “I Like It” — Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin
  • “The Joke” — Brandi Carlile
  • “This Is America” — Childish Gambino
  • “God’s Plan” — Drake
  • “Shallow” — Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper
  • “All The Stars” — Kendrick Lamar & SZA
  • “Rockstar” — Post Malone Featuring 21 Savage
  • “The Middle” — Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey

Album Of The Year

  • Cardi B, Invasion of Privacy
  • Brandi Carlile, By the Way I Forgive You
  • Drake, Scorpion
  • H.E.R., H.E.R.
  • Post Malone, Beerbongs and Bentleys
  • Janelle Monáe, Dirty Computer
  • Kacey Musgraves, Golden Hour
  • Various Artists, Black Panther: The Album

Song Of The Year

  • “All The Stars” — Kendrick Duckworth, Solána Rowe, Al Shuckburgh, Mark Spears & Anthony Tiffith
  • “Boo’d Up” — Larrance Dopson, Joelle James, Ella Mai & Dijon McFarlane
  • “God’s Plan” — Aubrey Graham, Daveon Jackson, Brock Korsan, Ron LaTour, Matthew Samuels & Noah Shebib
  • “In My Blood” — Teddy Geiger, Scott Harris, Shawn Mendes & Geoffrey Warburton
  • “The Joke” — Brandi Carlile, Dave Cobb, Phil Hanseroth & Tim Hanseroth
  • “The Middle” — Sarah Aarons, Jordan K. Johnson, Stefan Johnson, Marcus Lomax, Kyle Trewartha, Michael Trewartha & Anton Zaslavski
  • “Shallow” — Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando & Andrew Wyatt
  • “This Is America” — Donald Glover & Ludwig Goransson

Best New Artist

  • Chloe x Halle
  • Luke Combs
  • Greta Van Fleet
  • H.E.R.
  • Dua Lipa
  • Margo Price
  • Bebe Rexha
  • Jorja Smith


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
  • “Dear Hate” — Tom Douglas, David Hodges & Maren Morris
  • “I Lived It” — Rhett Akins, Ross Copperman, Ashley Gorley & Ben Hayslip
  • “Space Cowboy” — Luke Laird, Shane McAnally & Kacey Musgraves,
  • “Tequila” — Nicolle Galyon, Jordan Reynolds & Dan Smyers
  • “When Someone Stops Loving You” — Hillary Lindsey, Chase McGill & Lori McKenna

Best Country Album

  • Kelsea Ballerini, Unapologetically
  • Brothers Osborne, Port Saint Joe
  • Ashley McBryde, Girl Going Nowhere
  • Kacey Musgraves, Golden Hour
  • Chris Stapleton, From a Room, Volume Two


Best American Roots Performance

  • “Kick Rocks” — Sean Ardoin
  • “Saint James Infirmary Blues” — Jon Batiste
  • “The Joke”  Brandi Carlile
  • “All On My Mind” — Anderson East
  • “Last Man Standing” — Willie Nelson

Best American Roots Song

  • “All the Trouble” — Waylon Payne, Lee Ann Womack & Adam Wright
  • “Build a Bridge” — Jeff Tweedy
  • “The Joke” — Brandi Carlile, Dave Cobb, Phil Hanseroth & Tim Hanseroth
  • “Knockin’ On Your Screen Door” — Pat McLaughlin & John Prine
  • “Summer’s End” — Pat McLaughlin & John Prine

Best Americana Album

  • Brandi Carlile, By The Way, I Forgive You
  • Bettye LaVette, Things Have Changed
  • John Prine, The Tree of Forgiveness
  • Lee Ann Womack, The Lonely, the Lonesome & the Gone
  • The Wood Brothers, One Drop of Truth

Best Bluegrass Album

  • Mike Barnett, Portraits in Fiddles
  • Sister Sadie, Sister Sadie II
  • Special Consensus, Rivers and Roads
  • The Travelin’ McCourys, The Travelin’ McCourys
  • Wood & Wire, North of Despair


  1. GENERAL FIELD: Of the ones I know, unless I can recall any of “Shallow”, “All the Stars” may be the best of the bunch.

    COUNTRY: Sadly, the only nominated singles I’ve heard are “Tequila” and “Meant to Be”, and I blame it on those two finding pop crossover success. I should check out the Stapleton and Musgraves ones in particular.

    AMERICAN ROOTS: I should hear “All the Trouble” more than once, too, but it’s nice to see it nominated. Were there so little worthy American Roots songs this year that nominating McLaughlin/Prine twice was justifiable?

  2. I’m a bit disappointed that Lindi Ortega’s album Liberty didn’t get a nod in at least the Americana/Roots field, even though she is Canadian, because it is my pick for Album of the Year. Still, seeing womenfolk like Brandi Carlile, Kacey Musgraves, and Margo Price get noticed can only be a good thing (IMHO).

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