Grammys Reveal Country Album Nominees

Bentley, Church, Clark, Lambert and Womack Earn Nominations

Dierks Bentley, Eric Church, Brandy Clark, Miranda Lambert and Lee Ann Womack received Grammy nominations for their latest albums early Friday morning (Dec. 5).

Bentley’s Riser, Church’s The Outsiders, Clark’s 12 Stories, Lambert’s Platinum and Womack’s The Way I’m Livin’ all earned a nomination in the best country album category.

Lambert’s “The House That Built Me” won a 2010 Grammy for best female country solo performance.

Womack shared a 2002 Grammy with Willie Nelson for “Mendocino County Line” in the category of best country collaboration with vocals. The Way I’m Livin’ also appears on the ballot for best engineered album, non-classical. Chuck Ainlay served as the engineer with Gavin Lurssen as mastering engineer.

In addition, Brandy Clark — who is one of CMT’s Next Women of Country — secured a nomination for best new artist, along with Bastille, Iggy Azalea, Haim and Sam Smith.

More nominations will be revealed throughout the day.

Craig Shelburne has been writing for CMT.com since 2002. He is also a producer for CMT Edge, Concrete Country and Live @ CMT.