Exploring The Country Field Nominees

A look at the nominees in the Country Field categories for the 56th GRAMMY Awards
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    Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers
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    Darius Rucker
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    Jason Aldean
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    Deric Ruttan
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    The Civil Wars
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    Blake Shelton
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    Kelly Clarkson and Vince Gill
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    Little Big Town
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    Taylor Swift
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    Hunter Hayes
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    Miranda Lambert
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    Tim McGraw
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    Josh Osborne
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    Lee Brice
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    Brandy Clark, Kacey Musgraves and Shane McAnally
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    Jessi Alexander, Jimmy Yeary and Connie Harrington
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    Keith Urban
December 23, 2013 -- 12:00 am PST
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You've seen the list of nominees, now take a closer look at the artists nominated in the Country Field categories for the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards.

First-time nominee Kacey Musgraves and GRAMMY winner Taylor Swift lead the Country Field with three nominations each. Following with two nominations in the Field are GRAMMY winner Tim McGraw, GRAMMY nominee Blake Shelton, and songwriters and first-time nominees Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington and Shane McAnally. Returning GRAMMY winners looking to add to their GRAMMY gold are the Civil Wars, Kelly Clarkson, Vince Gill, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers, Darius Rucker, and Keith Urban.

Best Country Solo Performance

Lee Brice, "I Drive Your Truck"

Brice has one nomination this year, marking the first GRAMMY nomination of his career.

Hunter Hayes, "I Want Crazy"

Hayes has one nomination this year and three prior GRAMMY nominations.

Miranda Lambert, "Mama's Broken Heart"

Lambert has one nomination this year, seven prior GRAMMY nominations and one prior GRAMMY win.

Darius Rucker, "Wagon Wheel"

Rucker has one nomination this year, two prior GRAMMY nominations and two prior GRAMMY wins as part of Hootie And The Blowfish.

Blake Shelton, "Mine Would Be You"

Shelton has two nominations this year and four prior GRAMMY nominations.

Best Country Duo/Group Performance

The Civil Wars, "From This Valley"

The Civil Wars have one nomination this year, three prior GRAMMY nominations and two prior GRAMMY wins.

Kelly Clarkson Featuring Vince Gill, "Don't Rush"

Clarkson has one nomination this year, nine prior GRAMMY nominations and three prior GRAMMY wins. Gill has one nomination this year, 41 prior GRAMMY nominations and 20 prior GRAMMY wins.

Little Big Town, "Your Side Of The Bed"

Little Big Town have one nomination this year, five prior GRAMMY nominations and one prior GRAMMY win.

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

McGraw has two nominations this year, 17 prior GRAMMY nominations and three prior GRAMMY wins. Swift has four nominations this year, 15 prior GRAMMY nominations and seven prior GRAMMY wins. Urban has one nomination this year, 12 prior GRAMMY nominations and four prior GRAMMY wins.

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

Rogers has one nomination this year, 18 prior GRAMMY nominations and three prior GRAMMY wins. Parton has one nomination this year, 45 prior GRAMMY nominations and seven prior GRAMMY wins.

Best Country Song

Taylor Swift, "Begin Again"

Swift has four nominations this year, including Album Of The Year for Red.

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

Alexander and Harrington have two nominations each this year, marking the first GRAMMY nominations of their respective careers. Yeary has one nomination this year, marking the first GRAMMY nomination of his career.

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

Clark has one nomination this year, marking the first GRAMMY nomination of her career. McAnally has two nominations this year, marking the first GRAMMY nominations of his career. Musgraves has four nominations this year, marking the first GRAMMY nominations of her career.

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

McAnally has two nominations this year, marking the first GRAMMY nominations of his career. Musgraves has four nominations this year, including Best New Artist. Osborne has one nomination this year, marking the first GRAMMY nomination of his career. 

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

Alexander and Harrington have two nominations each this year, marking the first GRAMMY nominations of their respective careers. Ruttan has one nomination this year, marking the first GRAMMY nomination of his career.

Best Country Album

Jason Aldean, Night Train

Aldean has one nomination this year and three prior GRAMMY nominations.

Tim McGraw, Two Lanes To Freedom

McGraw has two nominations this year, 17 prior GRAMMY nominations and three prior GRAMMY wins.

Kacey Musgraves, Same Trailer Different Park

Musgraves has four nominations this year, marking the first GRAMMY nominations of her career.

Blake Shelton, Based On A True Story

Shelton has two nominations this year and four prior GRAMMY nominations.

Taylor Swift, Red

Swift has four nominations this year, 15 prior GRAMMY nominations and seven prior GRAMMY wins.

56th GRAMMYs: Country Field Nominees Playlist

Who will take home the awards in the Country Field categories? Tune in to the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards on Jan. 26, 2014, taking place at Staples Center in Los Angeles and airing live on CBS from 8–11:30 p.m. (ET/PT).