Top Grammy Nominees Include Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert

Dierks Bentley, Zac Brown Band, Jamey Johnson Earn Multiple Nominations

Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, the Zac Brown Band, Dierks Bentley and Jamey Johnson earned multiple Grammy nominations on Wednesday night (Dec. 1) following a one-hour concert special on CBS.

Among all country artists, Lady Antebellum led the pack with six Grammy nominations stemming from their album and single, both titled “Need You Now.” Their nominations arrived in the all-genre album of the year, record of the year and song of the year categories, as well as country album, country song and country performance by a duo or group.

Joining artists from across the musical spectrum, Lambert performed “Only Prettier” at the concert just as “The House That Built Me” claimed multiple nominations, including the all-genre song of the year. She also heard her name called during the telecast in the country female category for “The House That Built Me.” Off-camera, she enjoyed additional nominations for country album (Revolution), country song (“The House That Built Me”) and country collaboration with vocals (for joining Dierks Bentley and Jamey Johnson on “Bad Angel” ).

“I’m so excited to be here representing country music for all my peeps,” she told the special’s host, LL Cool J, with a giggle.

The Zac Brown Band tallied four nominations — country song (“Free” ), country performance by a duo or group (“Free”), country album (You Get What You Give) and country collaboration (“As She’s Walking Away” with Alan Jackson). Along with the recognition for “Bad Angel,” Bentley and Johnson received several other nominations. Bentley earned nods for country album (Up on the Ridge) and a second nomination for country collaboration [“Pride (In the Name of Love)” with Del McCoury and the Punch Brothers]. Johnson landed in categories for country album (The Guitar Song) and country song (“Macon” ).

Across a variety of categories, the Grammy ballot also features music by Trace Adkins, The Band Perry, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Rosanne Cash, Diamond Rio, Ty Herndon, Jewel, Toby Keith, Little Big Town, Patty Loveless, David Nail, Willie Nelson, LeAnn Rimes, Blake Shelton, Ricky Skaggs, the SteelDrivers, George Strait, Marty Stuart, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Gretchen Wilson and Chris Young. Johnny Cash, who died in 2003, also earned a nomination for music video for “Ain’t No Grave/The Johnny Cash Project.” The music from the film Crazy Heart also earned two nominations.

Notable omissions from this year’s list of nominees include Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Reba McEntire, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Darius Rucker, Sugarland and Taylor Swift.

The 53rd annual Grammy Awards will air live from Los Angeles on Feb. 13 on CBS.

View photos from the Grammy Nominations Concert.

Here’s a list highlighting the country-related nominations:

Album of the Year
The Suburbs, Arcade Fire
Recovery, Eminem
Need You Now, Lady Antebellum
The Fame Monster, Lady Gaga
Teenage Dream, Katy Perry

Record of the Year
“Nothin’ on You,” B.o.B Featuring Bruno Mars
“Love the Way You Lie,” Eminem Featuring Rihanna
“F*** You,” Cee Lo Green
“Empire State of Mind,” Jay-Z and Alicia Keys
“Need You Now,” Lady Antebellum

Song of the Year
“Beg Steal or Borrow”
Songwriter: Ray LaMontagne
Artist: Ray LaMontagne and the Pariah Dogs

“F*** You”
Songwriters: Cee Lo Green, Philip Lawrence and Bruno Mars
Artist: Cee Lo Green

“The House That Built Me”
Songwriters: Tom Douglas and Allen Shamblin
Artist: Miranda Lambert

“Love the Way You Lie”
Songwriters: Alexander Grant, Skylar Grey and Marshall Mathers
Artist: Eminem Featuring Rihanna

“Need You Now”
Songwriters: Dave Haywood, Josh Kear, Charles Kelley and Hillary Scott
Artist: Lady Antebellum

Best Female Country Vocal Performance
“Satisfied,” Jewel
“The House That Built Me,” Miranda Lambert
“Swingin’,” LeAnn Rimes
“Temporary Home,” Carrie Underwood
“I’d Love to Be Your Last,” Gretchen Wilson

Best Male Country Vocal Performance
“Macon,” Jamey Johnson
“Cryin’ for Me (Wayman’s Song),” Toby Keith
“Turning Home,” David Nail
“’Til Summer Comes Around,” Keith Urban
“Gettin’ You Home,” Chris Young

Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals
“Free,” Zac Brown Band
“Elizabeth,” Dailey & Vincent “Need You Now,” Lady Antebellum
“Little White Church,” Little Big Town
“Where Rainbows Never Die,” the SteelDrivers

Best Country Instrumental Performance
“Tattoo of a Smudge,” Cherryholmes “Magic #9,” the Infamous Stringdusters “New Chance Blues,” the Punch Brothers
“Willow Creek,” Darrell Scott “Hummingbyrd,” Marty Stuart

Best Country Collaboration With Vocals
“Bad Angel,” Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert and Jamey Johnson
“Pride (In the Name of Love),” Dierks Bentley, Del McCoury and the Punch Brothers
“As She’s Walking Away,” Zac Brown Band and Alan Jackson
“Hillbilly Bone,” Blake Shelton and Trace Adkins
“I Run to You,” Marty Stuart and Connie Smith

Best Country Song
“The Breath You Take”
Songwriters: Casey Beathard, Dean Dillon and Jessie Jo Dillon
Artist: George Strait

Songwriter: Zac Brown
Artist: Zac Brown Band

“The House That Built Me”
Songwriters: Tom Douglas and Allen Shamblin
Artist: Miranda Lambert

“I’d Love to Be Your Last”
Songwriters: Rivers Rutherford, Annie Tate and Sam Tate
Artist: Gretchen Wilson

“If I Die Young” Songwriter: Kimberly Perry
Artist: The Band Perry

“Need You Now”
Songwriters: Dave Haywood, Josh Kear, Charles Kelley and Hillary Scott
Artist: Lady Antebellum

Best Country Album
Up on the Ridge, Dierks Bentley
You Get What You Give, Zac Brown Band
The Guitar Song, Jamey Johnson
Need You Now, Lady Antebellum
Revolution, Miranda Lambert

Best Americana Album
The List, Rosanne Cash
Tin Can Trust, Los Lobos
Country Music, Willie Nelson
Band of Joy, Robert Plant You Are Not Alone, Mavis Staples

Best Bluegrass Album
Circles Around Me, Sam Bush Mountain Soul II, Patty Loveless
Family Circle, the Del McCoury Band
Legacy, Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band Reckless, the SteelDrivers

Best Traditional Folk Album
Genuine Negro Jig, Carolina Chocolate Drops
Onward and Upward, Luther Dickinson & the Sons of Mudboy
Memories of John, The John Hartford Stringband
Maria Muldaur and Her Garden of Joy, Maria Muldaur
Ricky Skaggs Solo: Songs My Dad Loved, Ricky Skaggs

Best Contemporary Folk Album
Love Is Strange — En Vivo Con Tino, Jackson Browne and David Lindley
The Age of Miracles, Mary Chapin Carpenter
Somedays the Song Writes You, Guy Clark God Willin’ and the Creek Don’t Rise, Ray Lamontagne and the Pariah Dogs
Dream Attic, Richard Thompson

Best Southern, Country or Bluegrass Gospel Album
Times Like These, Austins Bridge
The Reason, Diamond Rio
Expecting Good Things, Jeff & Sheri Easter
Journey On, Ty Herndon
Live at Oak Tree: Karen Peck & New River, Karen Peck & New River