grammys 2008 red carpet
presented by jello
50th Annual Grammy Awards
February 10 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS
Dolly Parton

Nominees & Winners

Country music in all its forms is recognized by the Grammys. Get the complete list of nominees and winners in the country, bluegrass, Southern gospel and folk categories. See which artists are representing country in other musical categories, and look for the nominated lyrics. Winners are indicated in yellow.

Did You Know?

1971 | Jerry Reed
Jerry Reed wins best country vocal performance, male for "When You're Hot, You're Hot."
1978 | Waylon Jennings
Waylon Jennings wins his final Grammy with the Willie Nelson duet, "Mama's Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys."
1995 | Emmylou Harris
Emmylou Harris' Wrecking Ball earns the best contemporary folk album Grammy.
2000 | Shelby Lynne
Singer-songwriter Shelby Lynne is named the all-genre best new artist.

Best Female Country Vocal Performance

"Simple Love"
Alison Krauss
LyricsVideoBuy CD
"Famous in a Small Town"
Miranda Lambert
LyricsVideoBuy CD
"Nothin' Better to Do"
LeAnn Rimes
LyricsVideoBuy CD
"Before He Cheats"
Carrie Underwood
LyricsVideoBuy CD
"Heaven, Heartache and the Power of Love"
Trisha Yearwood
 VideoBuy CD

Best Male Country Vocal Performance

"Long Trip Alone"
Dierks Bentley
LyricsVideoBuy CD
"A Woman's Love"
Alan Jackson
LyricsVideoBuy CD
"If You're Reading This"
Tim McGraw
LyricsBuy CD
"Give It Away"
George Strait
LyricsBuy CD
"Stupid Boy"
Keith Urban
LyricsVideoBuy CD

Best Country Performance Duo or Group With Vocal

"Proud of the House We Built"
Brooks & Dunn
LyricsVideoBuy CD
"How Long"
Eagles
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"Moments"
Emerson Drive
 VideoBuy CD
"Sweet Memories"
The Time Jumpers

Best Country Collaboration With Vocals

"Days Aren't Long Enough"
Steve Earle, Allison Moorer
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"Because of You"
Reba McEntire, Kelly Clarkson
LyricsVideoBuy CD
"I Need You"
Tim McGraw, Faith Hill
LyricsVideoBuy CD
"Lost Highway"
Willie Nelson, Ray Price
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Best Country Instrumental Performance

"Little Monk"
Russ Barenburg
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"Mucky the Duck"
The Greencards
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"Throttleneck"
Brad Paisley
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"Rawhide!"
Andy Statman
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"Fidoodlin'"
The Time Jumpers

Best Country Song

"Before He Cheats"
Carrie Underwood
Songwriters: Josh Kear, Chris Tompkins
LyricsVideoBuy CD
"Give It Away"
George Strait
Songwriters: Bill Anderson, Buddy Cannon, Jamey Johnson
LyricsBuy CD
"I Need You"
Tim McGraw, Faith Hill
Songwriters: Tony Lane, David Lee
LyricsVideoBuy CD
"If You're Reading This"
Tim McGraw
Songwriters: Tim McGraw, Brad Warren, Bret Warren
LyricsBuy CD
"Long Trip Alone"
Dierks Bentley
Songwriters: Brett Beavers, Dierks Bentley, Steve Bogard
LyricsVideoBuy CD

Best Country Album

Long Trip Alone
Dierks Bentley
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These Days
Vince Gill
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Let It Go
Tim McGraw
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5th Gear
Brad Paisley
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It Just Comes Natural
George Strait
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Best Bluegrass Album

Cherryholmes II Black and White
Cherryholmes
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Lefty's Old Guitar
J.D. Crowe and the New South
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The Bluegrass Diaries
Jim Lauderdale
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Scenechronized
Seldom Scene
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Double Banjo Bluegrass Spectacular
Tony Trischka
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Best Southern, Country or Bluegrass Gospel Album

Amazing Grace
Bill and Gloria Gaither and the Homecoming Friends
Journey of Joy
Karen Peck and the New River
Everybody's Brother
Billy Joe Shaver
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Salt of the Earth
Ricky Skaggs, The Whites
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I'll Fly Away: Country Hymns & Songs of Faith
Various Artists
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Best Traditional Folk Album

Try Me One More Time
David Bromberg
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Let Us Now Praise Sleepy John
Peter Case
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Banjo Talkin'
Cathy Fink
Dirt Farmer
Levon Helm
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Charlie Louvin
Charlie Louvin
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Best Contemporary Folk Album/ Americana Album

My Name is Buddy
Ry Cooder
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Washington Square Serenade
Steve Earle
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Children Running Through
Patty Griffin
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Orphans
Tom Waits
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Best Pop Performance Duo or Group with Vocals

"(You Want To) Make a Memory"
Bon Jovi
LyricsVideoBuy CD
"Home"
Daughtry
LyricsVideoBuy CD
"Makes Me Wonder"
Maroon 5
LyricsVideoBuy CD
"Hey There Delilah"
Plain White T's
LyricsVideoBuy CD
"Window in the Skies"
U2
LyricsVideoBuy CD

Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals

"Beautiful Liar"
Beyonce, Shakira
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"Gone, Gone, Gone"
Robert Plant, Alison Krauss
LyricsVideoBuy CD
"Sweet Escape"
Gwen Stefani, Akon
LyricsVideoBuy CD

Best Pop Vocal Album

Lost Highway
Bon Jovi
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The Reminder
Feist
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It Won't Be Soon Before Long
Maroon 5
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Memory Almost Full
Paul McCartney
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Back to Black
Amy Winehouse
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Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance

Timebomb
Beck
Only Mama Knows
Paul McCartney
LyricsBuy CD
Our Country
John Mellencamp
 VideoBuy CD
Radio Nowhere
Bruce Springsteen
 VideoBuy CD

Best Rock Song

Come On
Lucinda Williams
Songwriter: Lucinda Williams
LyricsBuy CD
Icky Thump
The White Stripes
Songwriter: Jack White
LyricsVideoBuy CD
It's Not Over
Daughtry
Songwriters: Chris Daughtry, Gregg Wattenberg, Mark Wilkerson, Brett Young
LyricsVideoBuy CD
The Pretender
Foo Fighters
Songwriters: Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Chris Shiflett
LyricsVideoBuy CD
Radio Nowhere
Bruce Springsteen
Songwriter: Bruce Springsteen
 VideoBuy CD

Album of the Year

Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace
Foo Fighters
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These Days
Vince Gill
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River: The Joni Letters
Herbie Hancock
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Graduation
Kanye West
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Back to Black
Amy Winehouse
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Song of the Year

"Before He Cheats"
Carrie Underwood
Songwriters: Josh Kear, Chris Tompkins
LyricsVideoBuy CD
"Hey There Delilah"
Plain White T's
Songwriter: Tom Higgenson
LyricsVideoBuy CD
"Like a Star"
Corinne Bailey Rae
Songwriter: Corinne Bailey Rae
LyricsVideoBuy CD
"Rehab"
Amy Winehouse
Songwriter: Amy Winehouse
LyricsVideoBuy CD
"Umbrella"
Rihanna
Songwriters: Shawn Carter, Kuk Harrell, Terius "Dream" Nash, Christopher Stewart
LyricsVideoBuy CD

Best New Artist

Best Short Form Music Video

"God's Gonna Cut You Down"
Johnny Cash
LyricsVideo |
"1234"
Feist
LyricsVideo |
"Gone Daddy Gone"
Gnarls Barkley
LyricsVideo |
"D.A.N.C.E"
Justice
 Video |
"Typical"
Mute Math
 Video |

Best Long Form Music Video

Live & Loud at the Fillmore
Dierks Bentley
Trapped in the Closet Chapters 13-22
R. Kelly
The Confessions Tour
Madonna
10 Days Out - Blues From the Backroads
Kenny Wayne Shepherd & Various Artists
The Songs of the New Cuban Underground
Various Artists