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Posted: November 29, 2017

Music City Minute: Grammy Nominations + Artist Reactions!

The holiday season is in full swing and we are loving all of the Christmas specials on TV! Tonight "Christmas in Rockefeller Center" is on at 7pm on NBC. The performers include PentatonixGwen StefaniBrett EldredgeJennifer Nettles, and Leslie Odom Jr.

 

The Grammy nominations were announced yesterday and some of our favorite country artists have a reason to celebrate!

 

Best Country Song:

"Better Man"Little Big Town

"Body Like a Back Road"Sam Hunt

"Broken Halos"Chris Stapleton

"Drinkin' Problem"Midland

"Tin Man"Miranda Lambert

 

Best Country Album:

"Cosmic Hallelujah"Kenny Chesney

"Heart Break"Lady Antebellum

"The Breaker"Little Big Town

"Life Changes"Thomas Rhett

"From a Room: Volume 1"Chris Stapleton

 

Best Country Solo Performance:

"Body Like a Back Road"Sam Hunt

"Losing You"Alison Krauss

"Tin Man"Miranda Lambert

"I Could Use a Love Song"Maren Morris

"Either Way"Chris Stapleton

 

Best Country Performance By a Duo or Group:

"It Ain't My Fault"Brothers Osborne

"My Old Man"Zac Brown Band

"You Look Good"Lady Antebellum

"Better Man"Little Big Town

"Drinkin' Problem"Midland

Here are some of their reactions:

This marks the first time in over five years that Lady Antebellum has earned a Grammy nomination, and that significance wasn't lost on them. Charles Kelley tweeted, "Been a few years since @ladyantebellum has been nominated for a #grammy. So appreciative of this journey for the #heartbreak album."

Kenny Chesney said of his Best Country Album nomination for Cosmic Hallelujah, "The Grammys represent the entire music community coming together. It's the best of the best of every kind of music there is, voted on by the creators, the players, the songwriters, producers and engineers. To have this nomination means a lot, because it is about the music - and given how Cosmic Hallelujah got here, I can't think of a better honor."

Midland, whose single "Drinkin' Problem" earned two Grammy nods, said, "We're ridin' high tonite on Acapulco Gold!!! This one just blew our minds...Very unexpected and soo surreal. Thank you to the @recordingacademy for this incredible honor and all the members who voted for us. See ya January 28th in NYC!"

Thomas Rhett tweeted after receiving a Grammy nomination in the Album of the Year category, "Wow wow wow wow wow! This is incredible. #GRAMMYs"

Maren Morris, who picked her second consecutive Grammy nomination for Best Country Solo Performance, wrote on Instagram, "Got off a long flight to find out 'I Could Use A Love Song' is nominated for a freaking Grammy! I can't process that HERO has had this presence both years now, so I'm incredibly thankful & shocked. Congratulations to all of my friends for their nominations as well!"

Reba said of her Grammy nod for Best Roots Gospel Album, "I woke up seeing this text this morning. Congratulations to everyone who worked so hard to put this album together. Thanks so much!!Timing is everything and everything happens for a reason. Thank you Lord. #sohumbled #backtogod #grammys2018"

Brothers Osborne tweeted of their Grammy nod, "Well dang y'all! Woke up to a Grammy nomination this morning for It Aint My Fault. So rad! Thanks so much for love. #GRAMMYs"

Little Big Town tweeted of their two nods, "Waking up this morning to the most incredible news. Feeling incredibly grateful. #GRAMMYs"

A rumor has surfaced that Keith Urban is buying his wife, Nicole Kidman, a massive townhouse in the posh Upper East Side neighborhood of Manhattan. According to Variety, the sprawling 12,745-square-foot townhouse boasts 7 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms and is listed for the whopping sum of $39 million. The home, which was once owned by Michael Jackson, also features a grand oak staircase as well as a private outdoor area and large kitchen. Australia's Woman's Day magazine was the first to report on the rumor, saying Keith planned on buying Nicole the lavish six-story pad so she can pursue her Broadway dream. But the home still remains available on the open market, so it's unclear if the gossip is true.

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