Nashville Mayor Says Bring Grammy Awards to Music CityNashville Mayor Says Bring Grammy Awards to Music City
Feb 02, 2016
The Nashville chapter of the Recording Academy toasted its Grammy nominees for 2016 Monday night (Feb. 1) at Loews Vanderbilt Plaza and heard Nashville Mayor Megan Barry call for the national Grammy awards show to return to Music City. If that happened, it would be a historic return, indeed, since the Grammy ceremonies were broadcast... Read more
Grammy Nominations: Sam Hunt, Chris Stapleton Score in Top Categories
Dec 07, 2015
Sam Hunt and Chris Stapleton are each nominated in top all-genre categories at the 58th annual Grammy Awards. The nominations were revealed Monday morning (Dec. 7). Hunt is the only country nominee for best new artist, a category featuring Courtney Barnett, James Bay, Tori Kelly and Meghan Trainor. Stapleton’s Traveller is up for album of... Read more
Breakthrough and WTF Moments at the Grammys
Feb 12, 2015
(Straight From Nashville is a weekly column written by managing editor Calvin Gilbert.) The Grammy Awards and its ancillary festivities have come and gone, and what have we learned? On the positive side, Brandy Clark delivered a powerful performance on the awards show that could be a career-changer. On the negative side, Kanye West... Read more
Lee Brice Calls Miranda Lambert His Favorite Part of the Grammys
Feb 10, 2015
On his way out to a cabin to write songs with Jerrod Niemann, Lee Brice called Chicago radio station WUSN to talk about his upcoming Chicago tour date. But since the Grammy Awards are still on everyone’s minds, talk turned to his favorite moment of the show. “Miranda!” Brice said, noting Miranda Lambert’s “Little Red... Read more
Miranda Lambert Feels Validated by Grammy Win
Feb 09, 2015
Sunday night’s (Feb. 8) Grammy Awards were a pinnacle moment for many artists, and the significance of the event was felt by everyone at the Staples Center in Los Angeles -- from the performers to the presenters and, especially, the winners when it all finally began to sink... Read more
Taylor and Kanye Make Nice at the Grammys
Feb 09, 2015
For all I know, Taylor Swift and Kanye West were just talking about the traffic getting into the Staples Center when they were seen chatting at Sunday night’s (Feb. 8) Grammy Awards. But if their conversation was a little deeper, and all 18 seconds of it was about that very bad thing in 2009 …... Read more
Top Grammy Moments That Weren't on TV
Feb 09, 2015
There was a lot to love about the 57th annual Grammy Awards broadcast Sunday night (Feb. 8) — like Miranda Lambert taking home the award for best country album and turning in a fiery, black leather performance — but there was also a ton going on that you didn’t see on TV. Like:
Grammy Style: Dierks Bentley's White Suit
Feb 09, 2015
So, how glam were the Grammys Awards? Dierks Bentley, Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert weren’t afraid of the style risks on the red carpet on Sunday night (Feb. 8) in Los Angeles. For example, Bentley wore an all-white suit. “It’s John Varvatos. He always hooks me up, and he always makes me look good,” Bentley... Read more
Brandy Clark, Dwight Yoakam Shine at Grammys
Feb 09, 2015
I’m calling this one: Although they didn’t take home any trophies, Brandy Clark and country icon Dwight Yoakam won the country side of the Grammy Awards on Sunday night (Feb. 8) in Los Angeles. Of all the moments last night involving our fair format, the one that stopped my heart and brought tears to my... Read more
At Grammys, Taylor Poses With Madonna, Sam Smith and .... Yes, Kanye West
Feb 09, 2015
Taylor Swift didn’t win, but she made the most of her Grammy night. From attending the show with her longtime best friend to meeting big stars, it was a Grammy night to be remembered. When your red carpet poses are completely on point… @taylorswift A photo posted by Abigail Anderson (@abigail_lauren) on Feb 8, 2015... Read more
See Keith Urban's New Ponytail
Feb 09, 2015
Megapower couple, Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban both revealed new hair styles on the Grammy Awards red carpet. Urban’s hair is noticeably longer and was worn partially pulled back into a ponytail. Kidman’s long waves are now cut into a trendy, long bob called a “lob.” Both stars opted for all-black ensembles which gave their... Read more
Country's Grammy Winners: Miranda Lambert Claims Country Album
Feb 08, 2015
Updated: Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015 — 10:10 p.m. ET Miranda Lambert’s Platinum was named best country album during the 57th annual Grammy Awards ceremony. Congrats Best Country Album winner 'Platinum' – @mirandalambert #GRAMMYs -- The GRAMMYs (@TheGRAMMYs) February 9, 2015 “I love every album in this category,”... Read more
Grammy Performances: Miranda Lambert Drives "Little Red Wagon" Home
Feb 08, 2015
Miranda Lambert’s hard-driving “Little Red Wagon,” Eric Church’s reflective “Give Me Back My Hometown” and Brandy Clark’s stunning collaboration with Dwight Yoakam on “Hold My Hand” brought country music to mainstream America during Sunday night’s (Feb. 8) Grammy Awards show. Lambert, whose Platinum was named best country album, was dressed in tight black pants, a... Read more
Songs You Need to Hear Before the Grammys
Feb 07, 2015
Grammy weekend is finally upon us, so to help you get ready for music’s biggest night, we’ve compiled a playlist of this year’s country contenders. Each song listed is either nominated for an award or represents one of the best country album nominees. From nostalgic hits like “Give Me Back My Hometown” to the heartwrenching... Read more
Country Stars Get Their Grammy Faces On
Feb 06, 2015
Get ready for the 57th annual Grammy Awards with an all-new episode of CMT Hot 20 Countdown. Eric Church has a chance to walk away with four trophies Sunday night (Feb. 8), but the country superstar says he isn’t influenced by awards at all. Plus, the “Talladega” singer... Read more
Hunter Hayes Is Ready for Grammys
Feb 06, 2015
On Sunday night (Feb. 8), Hunter Hayes is kind of taking over the Grammy Awards. And in true Hunter Hayes fashion, he’s preparing — but not over-preparing. Before the live television broadcast of the awards in Los Angeles, Hayes will be hosting the Grammy premiere ceremony streaming on starting at 12:30 p.m. PT. Post... Read more
Brandy Clark Was Shaken by Grammy Attention
Feb 04, 2015
Brandy Clark is finally being noticed nationwide although she’s not exactly a newcomer as some might believe. A true singer-songwriter who has written hits for some of country’s biggest stars, Clark is now in the spotlight as a solo artist. She’s nominated for country album of the year... Read more
Exclusive: The Band Perry Join Grammy Salute to Stevie Wonder
Jan 28, 2015
The Band Perry will sing on the upcoming CBS special, Stevie Wonder: Songs in the Key of Life — An All-Star Grammy Salute. They will join Janelle Mone, Ed Sheeran and Usher on the two-hour special airing Feb. 16. Wonder has won 25 Grammys in his career, including honors for his 1976 album, Songs in... Read more
Taylor Swift Surprises Guests at Nashville's Grammy-Nominees Party
Jan 27, 2015
Sure, there was a giant asteroid that came close to Earth on Monday (Jan. 26), but the real news is that Taylor Swift showed up unannounced that same evening at the Grammy-nominees party in Nashville. Now living primarily in New York City and performing as a pop artist,... Read more
Carrie Underwood Will Watch Grammys at Home
Jan 23, 2015
Carrie Underwood won’t be at the Grammys this year. I mean, she’ll be there in spirit. She just can’t be there in person. She told Now With Ryan Fox she wishes she could go to Los Angeles for the show, but the timing’s not right. (She is, I think, in her third trimester.) “Traveling at... Read more