Songs You Need to Hear Before the Grammys

A Grammy Awards Playlist for Country Music Lovers

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 “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” and carefree “Day Drinking,” here are the songs you need to hear before the Grammy Awards on Sunday (Feb. 8) at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.

“Give Me Back My Hometown” – Eric Church
Nominated for best country solo performance, best country song (Eric Church and Luke Laird, songwriters), best country album – The Outsiders


“Automatic” – Miranda Lambert
Nominated for best country solo performance, best country song (Nicolle Galyon, Natalie Hemby and Miranda Lambert, songwriters), best country album – Platinum

“Invisible” – Hunter Hayes
Nominated for best country solo performance

“Something in the Water” – Carrie Underwood
Nominated for best country solo performance

“Cop Car” – Keith Urban
Nominated for best country solo performance

“Gentle on My Mind” – The Band Perry
Nominated for best country duo/group performance

“Somethin’ Bad” – Miranda Lambert With Carrie Underwood
Nominated for best country duo/group performance, best country album – Platinum

“Day Drinking” – Little Big Town
Nominated for best country duo/group performance

“Meanwhile Back at Mama’s” – Tim McGraw Featuring Faith Hill
Nominated for best country duo/group performance, best country song (Tom Douglas, Jaren Johnston and Jeffrey Steele, songwriters)

“Raise ‘Em Up” – Keith Urban Featuring Eric Church
Nominated for best country duo/group performance

“American Kids” – Kenny Chesney
Nominated for best country song (Rodney Clawson, Luke Laird and Shane McAnally, songwriters)

“I’m Not Gonna Miss You” – Glen Campbell
Nominated for best country song (Glen Campbell and Julian Raymond, songwriters), best song written for visual media – from the documentary film Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me

“Stripes” – Brandy Clark
Nominated for best new artist, best country album – 12 Stories

“I Hold On” – Dierks Bentley
Nominated for best country album – Riser

“The Way I’m Livin’” – Lee Ann Womack
Nominated for best country album – The Way I’m Livin’