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Taylor Swift Nets Eight Grammy Nominations
She's Nominated in the All-Genre Album, Record and Song of the Year
CMT Insider News Now - 12.02.09 - Grammy Nominations
Updated: Dec. 3, 2009, at 1:45 a.m. ET

Taylor Swift snagged eight nominations -- second only to Beyoncé -- when the candidates for the 52nd annual Grammy Awards were announced Wednesday night (Dec. 2) during a live music special televised by CBS from Club Nokia in Los Angeles.

Significantly, she was nominated in three top categories representing all genres of music.

Her latest album, Fearless, is nominated for overall album of the year in a category that also includes Beyoncé's I Am ... Sasha Fierce, the Black Eyed Peas' The E.N.D., Lady Gaga's The Fame and the Dave Matthews Band's Big Whiskey and the Groogrux King.

"You Belong With Me," a track from Swift's album, is up for record of the year against Beyoncé's "Halo," the Black Eyed Peas' "I Gotta Feeling," the Kings of Leon's "Use Somebody" and Lady Gaga's "Poker Face."

Swift and co-writer Liz Rose's collaboration on "You Belong With Me" put them in the song of the year category alongside hits such as Lady Gaga's "Poker Face," Maxwell's "Pretty Wings," Beyoncé's "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" and the Kings of Leon's "Use Somebody."

Additionally, Fearless is nominated for best country album, and "You Belong With Me" is up for best pop female performance. Swift and Rose are also nominated for best country song for "White Horse," an album track that also earned Swift a nod in the best female vocal performance category. "Breathe," yet another track from Fearless, resulted in Swift and Colbie Caillat netting a nomination for best pop collaboration with vocals.

The 52nd annual Grammy Awards show takes place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Jan. 31.

The following is a list of select Grammy categories that include country nominees:

Best Female Country Vocal Performance

(For a solo vocal performance. Singles or tracks only.)


"Dead Flowers"
Miranda Lambert


"I Just Call You Mine"
Martina McBride
Track from: Shine


"White Horse"
Taylor Swift
Track from: Fearless


"Just a Dream"
Carrie Underwood
Track from: Carnival Ride


"Solitary Thinkin'"
Lee Ann Womack
Track from: Call Me Crazy


Best Male Country Vocal Performance

(For a solo vocal performance. Singles or tracks only.)


"All I Ask for Anymore"
Trace Adkins
Track from: X (Ten)


"People Are Crazy"
Billy Currington
Track from: Little Bit of Everything


"High Cost of Living"
Jamey Johnson
Track from: That Lonesome Song


"Living for the Night"
George Strait
Track from: Twang


"Sweet Thing"
Keith Urban
Track from: Defying Gravity


Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals

(For established duos or groups with vocals. Singles or tracks only.)


"Cowgirls Don't Cry"
Brooks & Dunn
Track from: Cowboy Town


"Chicken Fried"
Zac Brown Band
Track from: The Foundation


"I Run to You"
Lady Antebellum
Track from: Lady Antebellum


"Here Comes Goodbye"
Rascal Flatts
Track from: Unstoppable


"It Happens"
Sugarland
Track from: Love on the Inside


Best Country Collaboration With Vocals

(For a collaborative performance, with vocals, by artists who do not normally perform together. Singles or tracks only.)


"Beautiful World"
Dierks Bentley and Patty Griffin
Track from: Feel That Fire


"Down the Road"
Kenny Chesney and Mac McAnally
Track from: Lucky Old Sun


"Start a Band"
Brad Paisley and Keith Urban
Track from: Play


"I Told You So"
Carrie Underwood and Randy Travis


"Everything but Quits"
Lee Ann Womack and George Strait
Track from: Call Me Crazy


Best Country Instrumental Performance


"Under the (Five) Wire"
Alison Brown
Track from: The Company You Keep


"The Crystal Merchant"
The Greencards
Track from: Fascination


"Mansinneedof"
Sarah Jarosz
Track from: Song Up in Her Head


"Producer's Medley"
Steve Wariner
Track from: Steve Wariner c.g.p. My Tribute to Chet Atkins


Best Country Song
(Awarded to songwriters. Singles or tracks only.)


"All I Ask for Anymore"
Casey Beathard and Tim James, songwriters
Track from: X (Ten), Trace Adkins


"High Cost of Living"
Jamey Johnson and James Slater, songwriters
Track from: That Lonesome Song, Jamey Johnson


"I Run to You"
Tom Douglas, Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley and Hillary Scott, songwriters
Track from: Lady Antebellum, Lady Antebellum


"People Are Crazy"
Bobby Braddock and Troy Jones, songwriters
Track from: Little Bit of Everything, Billy Currington


"White Horse"
Liz Rose and Taylor Swift, songwriters
Track from: Fearless, Taylor Swift


Best Country Album


The Foundation
Zac Brown Band


Twang
George Strait


Fearless
Taylor Swift


Defying Gravity
Keith Urban


Call Me Crazy
Lee Ann Womack


Record of the Year


"Halo"
Beyoncé


"I Gotta Feeling"
The Black Eyed Peas


"Use Somebody"
Kings of Leon


"Poker Face"
Lady Gaga


"You Belong With Me"
Taylor Swift


Album of the Year


I Am ... Sasha Fierce
Beyoncé


The E.N.D.
The Black Eyed Peas


The Fame
Lady Gaga


Big Whiskey and the Groogrux King
Dave Matthews Band


Fearless
Taylor Swift


Song of the Year

(Awarded to songwriters. Singles or tracks only.)


"Poker Face"
Lady Gaga and RedOne, songwriters
Track from: The Fame, Lady Gaga


"Pretty Wings"
Hod David and Musze, songwriters
Track from: Blacksummers' Night, Maxwell


"Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)"
Thaddis Harrell, Beyoncé Knowles, Terius Nash and Christopher Stewart, songwriters
Track from: I Am ... Sasha Fierce, Beyoncé


"Use Somebody"
Caleb Followill, Jared Followill, Matthew Followill and Nathan Followill, songwriters (Kings of Leon)


"You Belong With Me"
Liz Rose and Taylor Swift, songwriters
Track from: Fearless, Taylor Swift


Best New Artist


Zac Brown Band

Keri Hilson

MGMT

Silversun Pickups

The Ting Tings


Best Female Pop Vocal Performance

(For a solo vocal performance. Singles or tracks only.)


"Hometown Glory"
Adele
Track from: 19


"Halo"
Beyoncé
Track from: I Am ... Sasha Fierce


"Hot N Cold"
Katy Perry


"Sober"
Pink
Track from: Funhouse


"You Belong With Me"
Taylor Swift
Track from: Fearless


Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals

(For a collaborative performance, with vocals, by artists who do not normally perform together. Singles or tracks only.)


"Sea of Heartbreak"
Rosanne Cash and Bruce Springsteen


"Love Sex Magic"
Ciara and Justin Timberlake
Track from: Fantasy Ride


"Lucky"
Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat
Track from: We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things.


"Baby, It's Cold Outside"
Willie Nelson and Norah Jones
Track from: American Classic


"Breathe"
Taylor Swift and Colbie Caillat
Track from: Fearless


Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album


A Swingin' Christmas
Tony Bennett


Michael Bublé Meets Madison Square Garden
Michael Bublé


Your Songs
Harry Connick Jr.


Liza's at the Palace
Liza Minnelli


American Classic
Willie Nelson


Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance

(For a solo vocal performance. Singles or tracks only.)


"Beyond Here Lies Nothin'"
Bob Dylan
Track from: Together Through Life


"Change in the Weather"
John Fogerty
Track from: The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again


"Dreamer"
Prince
Track from: LotusFlow3r


"Working on a Dream"
Bruce Springsteen
Track from: Working on a Dream


"Fork in the Road"
Neil Young
Track from: Fork in the Road
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