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Several GRAMMY winners are among the nominees for the 71st Annual Golden Globes Awards, including Alex Ebert (of Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros), Steve Price, John Williams, and Hans Zimmer, who garnered nominations for Best Original Score — Motion Picture for All Is Lost, Gravity, The Book Thief, and 12 Years A Slave, respectively. Nominated in the Best Original Song — Motion Picture category are Coldplay ("Atlas" from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire), Robert Lopez ("Let It Go" from Frozen), Brian Burton (aka Danger Mouse) and U2 ("Ordinary Love" from Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom), T Bone Burnett and Justin Timberlake ("Please Mr. Kennedy" from Inside Llewyn Davis), and Fun.'s Jack Antonoff and Taylor Swift ("Sweeter Than Fiction" from One Chance). Winners will be announced on Jan. 12, 2014. … In related awards news, GRAMMY winners Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, Swift, Carrie Underwood, and Keith Urban picked up honors at the American Country Awards on Dec. 10 in Las Vegas.
Johnny Cash is still walking the line. According to a Billboard.biz report, in spring 2014 the Cash estate will release Out Among The Stars, a set of previously unreleased songs that Cash recorded in the early '80s with GRAMMY-winning producer Billy Sherrill. The new release will be co-produced by Cash's son, John Carter Cash, and archivist Steve Berkowitz. … On Jan. 21 Capitol Records will release The Beatles: The U.S. Albums, a 13-disc set featuring the American versions of the Beatles' albums released in the '60s, including Meet The Beatles!, A Hard Day's Night and Something New (1964), among others.
UK music site NME.com has compiled a list of the 10 Hardest Working Bands In 2013 based on concerts performed and miles traveled. Making the list at No. 8 is GRAMMY winner Willie Nelson, who reportedly played 145 concerts and travelled more than 45,000 miles. Also on the list are current GRAMMY nominees Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (No. 10), Imagine Dragons (No. 4) and Kendrick Lamar (No. 2).
UK Prime Minister David Cameron reportedly gets into the holiday spirit by listening to GRAMMY winners Mumford & Sons. "Although it's been out all year, I really love the Mumford & Sons album Babel," said Cameron in an interview with The Spectator. "It's driving [my wife] Samantha mad." … In an interview on Dec. 10, Pink revealed that while she's excited about her GRAMMY nominations for "Just Give Me A Reason" featuring Nate Ruess, her husband, Carey Hart, deserves credit for its success: "At the end of the day I crawl onto his lap and complain, so if someone wants to award me for that, they should give him the award."