Grammys Announce Country Song Nominees

Campbell, Chesney, Church, Lambert, McGraw Recordings Earn Nods

The Grammy nominations for best country song were revealed on Twitter on Friday morning (Dec. 5).

The nominees are:

“American Kids”: Recorded by Kenny Chesney. Written by Rodney Clawson, Luke Laird and Shane McAnally.

“Automatic”: Recorded by Miranda Lambert. Written by Nicolle Galyon, Natalie Hemby and Miranda Lambert.
“Give Me Back My Hometown”: Recorded by Eric Church. Written by Eric Church and Luke Laird.
“I’m Not Gonna Miss You”: Recorded by Glen Campbell. Written by Glen Campbell and Julian Raymond.
“Meanwhile, Back at Mama’s”: Recorded by Tim McGraw featuring Faith Hill. Written by Tom Douglas, Jaren Johnston and Jeffrey Steele.

Campbell and Raymond were also nominated in the category of best song written for visual media. It comes from the documentary Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me, about his battle with Alzheimer’s Disease.

The nominations were read by Joy Williams, formerly of the Civil Wars. More nominees will be revealed throughout the day.

The Grammys will air live on CBS on Feb. 8.

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