Wednesday, November 30, 2011

2012 Grammy Nominees

1. Record Of The Year
Rolling In The Deep

Adele
Paul Epworth, producer; Tom Elmhirst & Mark Rankin, engineers/mixers
Track from: 21
[XL Recordings/Columbia Records]
Holocene

Bon Iver
Justin Vernon, producer; Brian Joseph & Justin Vernon, engineers/mixers
Track from: Bon Iver
[Jagjaguwar]
Grenade

Bruno Mars
The Smeezingtons, producers; Ari Levine & Manny Marroquin, engineers/mixers
Track from: Doo-Wops & Hooligans
[Elektra]
The Cave

Mumford & Sons
Markus Dravs, producer; Francois Chevallier & Ruadhri Cushnan, engineers/mixers
Track from: Sigh No More
[Glassnote Records]
Firework

Katy Perry
Mikkel S. Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen & Sandy Vee, producers; Mikkel S. Eriksen, Phil Tan, Sandy Vee & Miles Walker, engineers/mixers
[Capitol]
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2. Album Of The Year
21

Adele
Jim Abbiss, Adele, Paul Epworth, Rick Rubin, Fraser T. Smith, Ryan Tedder & Dan Wilson, producers; Jim Abbiss, Philip Allen, Beatriz Artola, Ian Dowling, Tom Elmhirst, Greg Fidelman, Dan Parry, Steve Price, Mark Rankin, Andrew Scheps, Fraser T. Smith & Ryan Tedder, engineers/mixers; Tom Coyne, mastering engineer
[XL Recordings/Columbia Records]
Wasting Light

Foo Fighters
Butch Vig, producer; James Brown & Alan Moulder, engineers/mixers; Joe LaPorta & Emily Lazar, mastering engineers
[RCA Records/ Roswell Records]
Born This Way

Lady Gaga
Paul Blair, DJ Snake, Fernando Garibay, Lady Gaga, Robert John "Mutt" Lange, Jeppe Laursen, RedOne & Clinton Sparks, producers; Fernando Garibay, Bill Malina, Trevor Muzzy, RedOne, Dave Russell, Justin Shirley Smith, Horace Ward & Tom Ware, engineers/mixers; Gene Grimaldi, mastering engineer
[Streamline/Interscope/Kon Live]
Doo-Wops & Hooligans

Bruno Mars
B.o.B, Cee Lo Green & Damian Marley, featured artists; Dwayne "Supa Dups" Chin-Quee, Needlz & The Smeezingtons, producers; Ari Levine & Manny Marroquin, engineers/mixers; Stephen Marcussen, mastering engineer
[Elektra]
Loud

Rihanna
Drake, Eminem & Nicki Minaj, featured artists; Ester Dean, Mikkel S. Eriksen, Alex Da Kid, Kuk Harrell, Tor Erik Hermansen, Mel & Mus, Awesome Jones, Makeba Riddick, The Runners, Sham, Soundz, Chris "Tricky" Stewart, Sandy Vee & Willy Will, producers; Ariel Chobaz, Cary Clark, Mikkel S. Eriksen, Alex Da Kid, Josh Gudwin, Kuk Harrell, Jaycen Joshua, Manny Marroquin, Dana Nielsen, Chad "C-Note" Roper, Noah "40" Shebib, Corey Shoemaker, Jay Stevenson, Mike Strange, Phil Tan, Brian "B-Luv" Thomas, Marcos Tovar, Sandy Vee, Jeff "Supa Jeff" Villanueva, Miles Walker & Andrew Wuepper, engineers/mixers; Chris Gehringer, mastering engineer
[Def Jam]
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3. Song Of The Year
All Of The Lights

Jeff Bhasker, Malik Jones, Warren Trotter & Kanye West, songwriters (Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie)
Track from: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
[Roc-A-Fella; Publishers: Very Good Beats/Hip Hop Since 1978]
The Cave

Ted Dwane, Ben Lovett, Marcus Mumford & Country Winston, songwriters (Mumford & Sons)
Track from: Sigh No More
[Glassnote Records]
Grenade

Brody Brown, Claude Kelly, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine, Bruno Mars & Andrew Wyatt, songwriters (Bruno Mars)
Track from: Doo-Wops & Hooligans
[Elektra; Publishers: Mars Force Music/Bughouse, Music Famamanem/Toy Plane Music/Art For Arts Sake/Late 80s Music/Westside Ind. Music/Studiobeat Music, Warner Tamerlane, Andrew Wyatt, Downtown DMP Songs]
Holocene

Justin Vernon, songwriter (Bon Iver)
Track from: Bon Iver
[Jagjaguwar; Publisher: April Base Publishing]
Rolling In The Deep

Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth, songwriters (Adele)
Track from: 21
[XL Recordings/Columbia Records; Publishers: Universal-Songs of Polygram/EMI Music Publishing]
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4. Best New Artist
The Band Perry

Bon Iver

J. Cole

Nicki Minaj

Skrillex

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5. Best Pop Solo Performance
Someone Like You

Adele
Track from: 21
[XL Recordings/Columbia Records]
Yoü And I

Lady Gaga
Track from: Born This Way
[Streamline/Interscope/Kon Live]
Grenade

Bruno Mars
Track from: Doo-Wops & Hooligans
[Elektra]
Firework

Katy Perry
[Capitol]
F***in’ Perfect

Pink
[Jive Records]
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6. Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
Body And Soul

Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse
Track from: Duets II
[Columbia Records]
Dearest

The Black Keys
Track from: Rave On Buddy Holly
[Fantasy]
Paradise

Coldplay
[Capitol Records]
Pumped Up Kicks

Foster The People
Track from: Torches
[Star Time Intl./Columbia]
Moves Like Jagger

Maroon 5 & Christina Aguilera
Track from: Hands All Over
[A&M/Octone Records]
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7. Best Pop Instrumental Album
Wish Upon A Star

Jenny Oaks Baker
[Shadow Mountain Records]
E Kahe Malie

Daniel Ho
[Daniel Ho Creations]
The Road From Memphis

Booker T. Jones
[Anti Records]
Hello Tomorrow

Dave Koz
[Concord Records]
Setzer Goes Instru-Mental!

Brian Setzer
[Surfdog Records]
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8. Best Pop Vocal Album
21

Adele
[XL Recordings/Columbia Records]
The Lady Killer

Cee Lo Green
[Radiculture/Elektra]
Born This Way

Lady Gaga
[Streamline/Interscope/Kon Live]
Doo-Wops & Hooligans

Bruno Mars
[Elektra]
Loud

Rihanna
[Def Jam]
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9. Best Dance Recording
Raise Your Weapon

Deadmau5 & Greta Svabo Bech
Joel Zimmerman, producer
Track from: 4x4=12
[Ultra Records]
Barbra Streisand

Duck Sauce
Duck Sauce, producers; Duck Sauce, mixers
[Downtown Records]
Sunshine

David Guetta & Avicii
Avicii, David Guetta & Giorgio Tuinfort, producers; Avicii, mixer
Track from: Nothing But The Beat
[Virgin]
Call Your Girlfriend

Robyn
Klas Åhlund & Billboard, producers; Niklas Flyckt, mixer
Track from: Body Talk Pt. 3
[Interscope Records]
Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites

Skrillex
Skrillex, producer; Skrillex, mixer
Track from: Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites
[Big Beat/Atlantic]
Save The World

Swedish House Mafia
Steve Angello, Axel Hedfors & Sebastian Ingrosso, producers; Steve Angello, Axel Hedfors & Sebastian Ingrosso, mixers
[Astralwerks]
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10. Best Dance/Electronica Album
Zonoscope

Cut/Copy
[Modular Recordings]
4x4=12

Deadmau5
[Ultra Records]
Nothing But The Beat

David Guetta
[Virgin Records]
Body Talk, Pt. 3

Robyn
[Interscope Records]
Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites

Skrillex
[Big Beat/Atlantic]
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11. Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Duets II

Tony Bennett & Various Artists
[Columbia Records]
The Gift

Susan Boyle
[Syco Music/Columbia Records]
In Concert On Broadway

Harry Connick Jr.
[Columbia Records]
Music Is Better Than Words

Seth MacFarlane
[Universal Republic]
What Matters Most - Barbra Streisand Sings The Lyrics Of Alan And Marilyn Bergman

Barbra Streisand
[Columbia Records]
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12. Best Rock Performance
Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall

Coldplay
[Capitol Records/ EMI/ Parlophone]
Down By The Water

The Decemberists
Track from: The King Is Dead
[Capitol]
Walk

Foo Fighters
Track from: Wasting Light
[RCA Records/ Roswell Records]
The Cave

Mumford & Sons
Track from: Sigh No More
[Glassnote Records]
Lotus Flower

Radiohead
Track from: The King Of Limbs
[XL/ TBD Recordings]
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13. Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance
On The Backs Of Angels

Dream Theater
[Roadrunner Records]
White Limo

Foo Fighters
Track from: Wasting Light
[RCA Records/ Roswell Records]
Curl Of The Burl

Mastodon
[Reprise Records]
Public Enemy No. 1

Megadeth
[Roadrunner Records]
Blood In My Eyes

Sum 41
Track from: Screaming Bloody Murder
[Island]
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14. Best Rock Song
The Cave

Ted Dwane, Ben Lovett, Marcus Mumford & Country Winston, songwriters (Mumford & Sons)
Track from: Sigh No More
[Glassnote Records]
Down By The Water

Colin Meloy, songwriter (The Decemberists)
Track from: The King Is Dead
[Capitol; Publisher: Osterozhna Music]
Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall

Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion & Chris Martin, songwriters (Coldplay)
[Capitol Records/ EMI/ Parlophone; Publishers: Edition Pink Music/Hanseatic Musikverklag, Opal Music/Upala Music, Universal Music Publishing, Woulnough Music/Irving Music]
Lotus Flower

Colin Greenwood, Jonny Greenwood, Ed O'Brien, Phil Selway & Thom Yorke, songwriters (Radiohead)
Track from: The King Of Limbs
[XL/ TBD Recordings; Publisher: Ticker Tape Ltd.]
Walk

Foo Fighters, songwriters (Foo Fighters)
Track from: Wasting Light
[RCA Records/ Roswell Records; Publishers: M.J.-Twelve Music, I Love The Punk Rock Music, Living Under A Rock Music, Flying Earform Music, Ruthensmear Music]
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15. Best Rock Album
Rock 'N' Roll Party Honoring Les Paul

Jeff Beck
[ATCO]
Wasting Light

Foo Fighters
[RCA Records/ Roswell Records]
Come Around Sundown

Kings Of Leon
[RCA Records]
I'm With You

Red Hot Chili Peppers
[WB]
The Whole Love

Wilco
[dBpm Records/ Anti Records]
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16. Best Alternative Music Album
Bon Iver

Bon Iver
[Jagjaguwar]
Codes And Keys

Death Cab For Cutie
[Atlantic/ Barsuk]
Torches

Foster The People
[Star Time Intl./ Columbia]
Circuital

My Morning Jacket
[ATO Records]
The King Of Limbs

Radiohead
[XL/ TBD Records]
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17. Best R&B Performance
Far Away

Marsha Ambrosius
Track from: Late Nights & Early Mornings
[J Records]
Pieces Of Me

Ledisi
Track from: Pieces Of Me
[Verve Forecast]
Not My Daddy

Kelly Price & Stokley
Track from: Kelly
[My Block/Sang Girl/Malaco]
Is This Love

Corinne Bailey Rae
Track from: The Love EP
[Capitol]
You Are

Charlie Wilson
Track from: Just Charlie
[Jive Records]
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18. Best Traditional R&B Performance
Sometimes I Cry

Eric Benét
[Reprise]
Fool For You

Cee Lo Green & Melanie Fiona
[Radiculture/Elektra]
Radio Message

R. Kelly
Track from: Love Letter
[Jive Records]
Good Man

Raphael Saadiq
Track from: Stone Rollin'
[Columbia Records]
Surrender

Betty Wright & The Roots
Track from: Betty Wright: The Movie
[Ms B Records & S-Curve Records]
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19. Best R&B Song
Far Away

Marsha Ambrosius, Sterling Simms & Justin Smith, songwriters (Marsha Ambrosius)
Track from: Late Nights & Early Mornings
[J Records; Publishers: Marshmellow Music/SPZ Music/Downtown DMP Songs, N.Q.C. Music/F.O.B. Music, YS Publishing, Stone Agate Music]
Fool For You

Cee Lo Green & Jack Splash, songwriters (Cee Lo Green & Melanie Fiona)
[Radiculture/Elektra; Publishers: Jacks Love Emporium/Radiculture Publishing/EMI Blackwood Music, Chrysalis Music/God Given Music]
Not My Daddy

Kelly Price, songwriter (Kelly Price & Stokley)
Track from: Kelly
[My Block/Sang Girl/Malaco; Publishers: For The Write Price/Roynet]
Pieces Of Me

Charles Harmon, Claude Kelly & Ledisi Young, songwriters (Ledisi)
Track from: Pieces Of Me
[Verve Forecast]
You Are

Dennis Bettis, Carl M. Days, Jr., Wirlie Morris, Charlie Wilson & Mahin Wilson, songwriters (Charlie Wilson)
Track from: Just Charlie
[Jive Records; Publishers: Nephew Wirlie Music, Pacific Coast Pirate Publishing, P Ty Music, Escribir Publishing, Mammas Pebbly Publishing]
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20. Best R&B Album
F.A.M.E.

Chris Brown
[Jive Records]
Second Chance

El DeBarge
[Geffen]
Love Letter

R. Kelly
[Jive Records]
Pieces Of Me

Ledisi
[Verve Forecast]
Kelly

Kelly Price
[My Block/Sang Girl/Malaco]
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21. Best Rap Performance
Look At Me Now

Chris Brown, Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes
Track from: F.A.M.E.
[Jive Records]
Otis

Jay-Z & Kanye West
Track from: Watch The Throne
[Roc-A-Fella Records/Def Jam]
The Show Goes On

Lupe Fiasco
Track from: Lasers
[1st & 15th/Atlantic]
Moment 4 Life

Nicki Minaj & Drake
Track from: Pink Friday
[Cash Money/Universal Motown]
Black And Yellow

Wiz Khalifa
Track from: Rolling Papers
[Rostrum/Atlantic]
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22. Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
Party

Beyoncé & André 3000
Track from: 4
[Columbia Records]
I'm On One

DJ Khaled, Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne
Track from: We The Best Forever
[Cash Money/Universal Motown]
I Need A Doctor

Dr. Dre, Eminem & Skylar Grey
[Aftermath]
What's My Name?

Rihanna & Drake
Track from: Loud
[Def Jam]
Motivation

Kelly Rowland & Lil Wayne
Track from: Here I am
[Universal Motown]
All Of The Lights

Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie
Track from: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
[Def Jam]
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23. Best Rap Song
All Of The Lights

Jeff Bhasker, Malik Jones, Warren Trotter & Kanye West, songwriters (Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi & Fergie)
Track from: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
[Roc-A Fella; Publishers: Very Good Beats/Hip Hop Since 1978]
Black And Yellow

Mikkel Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen & Cameron Thomaz, songwriters (Wiz Khalifa)
Track from: Rolling Papers
[Rostrum/Atlantic; Publishers: PGH Sound/WB Music/EMI Music]
I Need A Doctor

Andre Young, Marshall Mathers III, Alexander Grant & Skylar Grey, songwriters (Dr. Dre, Eminem & Skylar Grey)
[Aftermath]
Look At Me Now

Jean Baptiste, Chris Brown, Ryan Buendia, Trevor Smith, Dwayne Carter, Jr. & Wesley Pentz, songwriters (Chris Brown, Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes)
Track from: F.A.M.E.
[Jive Records; Publishers: Songs of Universal/Culture Beyond Ur Experience, I Like Turtles Music/Downtown Music, Cherry315 Publishing/The Bad Bad Guys, Meloist Music, Mack Music/Young Money Publishing/Warner-Tamerlane Publishing, T'Ziah's Music]
Otis

Shawn Carter & Kanye West, songwriters (James Brown, Jimmy Campbell, Reg Connelly, Roy Hammond, J. Roach, Kirk Robinson & Harry Woods, songwriters) (Jay-Z & Kanye West)
Track from: Watch The Throne
[Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam; Publishers: Hip Hop Since 1978, EMI Robbins, BMG Gold/Hot Buttermilk Music/BMG Platinum/First Priority/Swing Beat Songs, Universal Music, Dynatone Publishing]
The Show Goes On

Dustin William Brower, Jonathon Keith Brown, Daniel Johnson, Kane & Wasalu Muhammad Jaco, songwriters (Isaac Brock, Dann Gallucci & Eric Judy, songwriters) (Lupe Fiasco)
Track from: Lasers
[1st & 15th/Atlantic; Publishers: Hey Lu Chill, Heavy As Heaven/Universal/Artist Pub. Group West, Dustin William Brown Pub. Designee, Jonathan K. Brown Pub. Designee, Sony/ATV, Best Dressed Chicken In Town, Tschudi Music, Ugly Casanova]
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24. Best Rap Album
Watch The Throne

Jay-Z & Kanye West
[Def Jam]
Tha Carter IV

Lil Wayne
[Cash Money/Young Money/Universal Republic]
Lasers

Lupe Fiasco
[1st & 15th/Atlantic]
Pink Friday

Nicki Minaj
[Young Money/Cash Money/Universal Motown]
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

Kanye West
[Def Jam]
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25. Best Country Solo Performance
Dirt Road Anthem

Jason Aldean
[Broken Bow Records]
I'm Gonna Love You Through It

Martina McBride
[Republic Nashville]
Honey Bee

Blake Shelton
Track from: Red River Blue
[Warner Bros. Records]
Mean

Taylor Swift
Track from: Speak Now
[Big Machine Records]
Mama's Song

Carrie Underwood
Track from: Play On
[Arista Nahville]
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26. Best Country Duo/Group Performance
Don't You Wanna Stay

Jason Aldean With Kelly Clarkson
[Broken Bow Records]
You And Tequila

Kenny Chesney Featuring Grace Potter
[BNA Records]
Barton Hollow

The Civil Wars
Track from: Barton Hollow
[Sensibility Music LLC]
Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not

Thompson Square
Track from: Thompson Square
[Stoney Creek Records]
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27. Best Country Song
Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not

Jim Collins & David Lee Murphy, songwriters (Thompson Square)
Track from: Thompson Square
[Stoney Creek Records; Publishers: Sexy Tractor Music/Hope-N-Cal Music, Old Desperados/N2D Publishing]
God Gave Me You

Dave Barnes, songwriter (Blake Shelton)
[Warner Bros.; Publisher: No Gang Music]
Just Fishin'

Casey Beathard, Monty Criswell & Ed Hill, songwriters (Trace Adkins)
[Show Dog-Universal Music; Publishers: Sony/ATV Acuff Rose Music/Six Ring Circus Songs; Sony/ATV Tree Publishing; Five Hills Music]
Mean

Taylor Swift, songwriter (Taylor Swift)
Track from: Speak Now
[Big Machine Records; Publishers: Sony/ATV Tree Publishing, Taylor Swift Music]
Threaten Me With Heaven

Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Will Owsley & Dillon O’Brian, songwriters (Vince Gill)
[MCA Nashville]
You And Tequila

Matraca Berg & Deana Carter, songwriters (Kenny Chesney Featuring Grace Potter)
[BNA Records]
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28. Best Country Album
My Kinda Party

Jason Aldean
[Broken Bow Records]
Chief

Eric Church
[EMI Records Nashville]
Own The Night

Lady Antebellum
[Capitol Records Nashville]
Red River Blue

Blake Shelton
[Warner Bros. Records]
Here For A Good Time

George Strait
[MCA Nashville]
Speak Now

Taylor Swift
[Big Machine Records]
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29. Best New Age Album
Northern Seas

Al Conti
[Shadowside Music]
Gaia

Michael Brant DeMaria
[Ontos Music]
Wind, Rock, Sea & Flame

Peter Kater
[Point Of Light Records]
What's It All About

Pat Metheny
[Nonesuch]
Instrumental Oasis, Vol. 6

Zamora
[Z-Records]
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30. Best Improvised Jazz Solo
All Or Nothing At All

Randy Brecker, soloist
Track from: The Jazz Ballad Song Book (Randy Brecker With DR Big Band)
[Half Note]
You Are My Sunshine

Ron Carter, soloist
Track from: This Is Jazz (Donald Harrison, Ron Carter & Billy Cobham)
[Half Note]
500 Miles High

Chick Corea, soloist
Track from: Forever (Corea, Clarke & White)
[Concord Records]
Work

Fred Hersch, soloist
Track from: Alone At The Vanguard
[Palmetto Records]
Sonnymoon For Two

Sonny Rollins, soloist
Track from: Road Shows Vol. 2
[Doxy/Emarcy/Decca]
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31. Best Jazz Vocal Album
'Round Midnight

Karrin Allyson
[Concord Jazz]
The Mosaic Project

Terri Lyne Carrington & Various Artists
[Concord Jazz]
The Gate

Kurt Elling
[Concord Jazz]
American Road

Tierney Sutton (Band)
[BFM Jazz]
The Music Of Randy Newman

Roseanna Vitro
[Motéma Music]
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32. Best Jazz Instrumental Album
Bond: The Paris Sessions

Gerald Clayton
[Emarcy/Decca]
Forever

Corea, Clarke & White
[Concord Records]
Alone At The Vanguard

Fred Hersch
[Palmetto Records]
Bird Songs

Joe Lovano/Us Five
[Blue Note]
Road Shows Vol. 2

Sonny Rollins
[Doxy/Emarcy/Decca]
Timeline

Yellowjackets
[Mack Avenue Records]
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33. Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
The Jazz Ballad Song Book

Randy Brecker With DR Big Band
[Half Note]
The Good Feeling

Christian McBride Big Band
[Mack Avenue Records]
40 Acres And A Burro

Arturo O'Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra
[Zoho]
Legacy

Gerald Wilson Orchestra
[Mack Avenue Records]
Alma Adentro: The Puerto Rican Songbook

Miguel Zenón
[Marsalis Music]
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34. Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance
Do Everything

Steven Curtis Chapman
Track from: re:Creation
[Sparrow Records]
Alive (Mary Magdalene)

Natalie Grant
Track from: Music Inspired By The Story
[WOW Joint Venture/EMI CMG]
Your Love

Brandon Heath
Track from: Leaving Eden
[Reunion Records]
Jesus

Le'Andria Johnson
Track from: The Awakening Of Le'Andria Johnson
[Music World Gospel]
I Lift My Hands

Chris Tomlin
Track from: And If Our God Is For Us...
[Sparrow Records / sixstepsrecords]
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35. Best Gospel Song
Hello Fear

Kirk Franklin, songwriter (Kirk Franklin)
Track from: Hello Fear
[Verity Gospel Music Group/Fo Yo Soul Ent.; Publisher: Aunt Gertrude Music]
Sitting With Me

Erica Campbell, Tina Campbell, Gerald Haddon & Tammi Haddon, songwriters (Mary Mary)
Track from: Something Big
[Columbia Records; Publishers: Precious Baby Music/T Bella Music/EMI April Music, It's Tea Tyme, That's Plum Song]
Spiritual

Donald Lawrence, songwriter (Donald Lawrence & Co. Featuring Blanche McAllister-Dykes)
Track from: YRM (Your Righteous Mind)
[Verity Gospel Music Group; Publisher: Quiet Water Entertainment]
Trust Me

Richard Smallwood, songwriter (Richard Smallwood & Vision)
Track from: Promises
[Verity Gospel Music Group; Publishers: Universal-Z Tunes/T.Autumn Music]
Window

Canton Jones, songwriter (Canton Jones)
Track from: Dominionaire
[Cajo Records; Publisher: CAJO Music]
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36. Best Contemporary Christian Music Song
Blessings

Laura Story, songwriter (Laura Story)
Track from: Blessings
[Fair Trade Services; Publishers: New Spring/Gleaning Publishing]
Hold Me

Jamie Grace Harper, Toby McKeehan & Christopher Stevens, songwriters (Jamie Grace Featuring Tobymac)
[Gotee Records; Publishers: Universal Music, Brentwood Benson Tunes, Songs of Third Base/Chriscendo Music, Meaux Mercy/Achtober Songs]
I Lift My Hands

Louie Giglio, Matt Maher & Chris Tomlin, songwriters (Chris Tomlin)
Track from: And If Our God Is For Us...
[Sparrow Records/sixstepsrecords; Publishers: sixsteps Music/worshiptogether.com Songs/Vamos Publishing/Thankyou Music/spiritandsong.com Publishing]
Strong Enough

Matthew West, songwriter (Matthew West)
Track from: The Story Of Your Life
[Sparrow Records; Publishers: External Combustion Music/Songs For Delaney/Songs of Southside Independent Music]
Your Love

Brandon Heath & Jason Ingram, songwriters (Brandon Heath)
Track from: Leaving Eden
[Reunion Records; Publishers: Sony/ATV Cross Keys Publishing/Big Skwawka Music, Sony/ATV Timber Publishing/Windsor Hill Music]
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37. Best Gospel Album
The Love Album

Kim Burrell
[Shanachie Entertainment]
The Journey

Andraé Crouch
[Riverphlo Entertainment]
Hello Fear

Kirk Franklin
[Verity Gospel Music Group/ Fo Yo Soul Ent.]
Something Big

Mary Mary
[Columbia Records]
Angel & Chanelle Deluxe Edition

Trin-I-Tee 5:7
[Music World Gospel]
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38. Best Contemporary Christian Music Album
Ghosts Upon The Earth

Gungor
[Brash Music]
Leaving Eden

Brandon Heath
[Reunion Records]
The Great Awakening

Leeland
[Essential Records]
What If We Were Real

Mandisa
[Sparrow Records]
Black & White

Royal Tailor
[Essential Records]
And If Our God Is For Us...

Chris Tomlin
[Sparrow Records / sixstepsrecords]
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39. Best Latin Pop, Rock, Or Urban Album
Entren Los Que Quieran

Calle 13
[Sony Music]
Entre La Ciudad Y El Mar

Gustavo Galindo
[Surco/Universal Music Latino]
Nuestra

La Vida Bohème
[Nacional Records]
Not So Commercial

Los Amigos Invisibles
[Nacional Records]
Drama Y Luz

Maná
[Warner Music Mexico]
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40. Best Regional Mexican Or Tejano Album
Bicentenario

Pepe Aguilar
[Venemusic]
Orale

Mariachi Divas De Cindy Shea
[Shea Records/East Side Records]
Amor A La Musica

Mariachi Los Arrieros Del Valle
[Los Arrieros]
Eres Un Farsante

Paquita La Del Barrio
[Balboa Records, Co]
Huevos Rancheros

Joan Sebastian
[Fonovisa]
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41. Best Banda Or Norteño Album
Estare Mejor

El Güero Y Su Banda Centenario
[A.R.C. Discos]
Intocable 2011

Intocable
[Good I Music]
Los Tigres Del Norte And Friends

Los Tigres Del Norte
[Fonovisa]
El Árbol

Los Tucanes De Tijuana
[Fonovisa]
No Vengo A Ver Si Puedo... Si Por Que Puedo Vengo

Michael Salgado
[Zurdo Records]
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42. Best Tropical Latin Album
Homenaje A Los Rumberos

Edwin Bonilla
[Sonic Projects Records]
The Last Mambo

Cachao
[Eventus/Sony Music Latin]
Mongorama

José Rizo's Mongorama
[Saungu Records]
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43. Best Americana Album
Emotional Jukebox

Linda Chorney
[Dance More Less War Records]
Pull Up Some Dust And Sit Down

Ry Cooder
[Perro Verde Records LLC/Nonesuch]
Hard Bargain

Emmylou Harris
[Nonesuch]
Ramble At The Ryman

Levon Helm
[Vanguard/Dirt Farmer Music]
Blessed

Lucinda Williams
[Lost Highway Records]
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44. Best Bluegrass Album
Paper Airplane

Alison Krauss & Union Station
[Rounder]
Reason And Rhyme: Bluegrass Songs By Robert Hunter & Jim Lauderdale

Jim Lauderdale
[Sugar Hill Records]
Rare Bird Alert

Steve Martin And The Steep Canyon Rangers
[Rounder]
Old Memories: The Songs Of Bill Monroe

The Del McCoury Band
[McCoury Music]
A Mother's Prayer

Ralph Stanley
[Rebel Records]
Sleep With One Eye Open

Chris Thile & Michael Daves
[Nonesuch]
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45. Best Blues Album
Low Country Blues

Gregg Allman
[Rounder]
Roadside Attractions

Marcia Ball
[Alligator]
Man In Motion

Warren Haynes
[Stax Records]
The Reflection

Keb Mo
[Yolabelle International/Ryko Records]
Revelator

Tedeschi Trucks Band
[Masterworks]
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46. Best Folk Album
Barton Hollow

The Civil Wars
[Sensibility Music LLC]
I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive

Steve Earle
[New West Records]
Helplessness Blues

Fleet Foxes
[Sub Pop]
Ukulele Songs

Eddie Vedder
[Monkeywrench Inc./Universal Republic]
The Harrow & The Harvest

Gillian Welch
[Acony Records]
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47. Best Regional Roots Music Album
Can't Sit Down

C.J. Chenier
[World Village]
Wao Akua - The Forest Of The Gods

George Kahumoku, Jr.
[Daniel Ho Creations]
Rebirth Of New Orleans

Rebirth Brass Band
[Basin Street Records]
Grand Isle

Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys
[Mamou Playboy Records]
Not Just Another Polka

Jimmy Sturr & His Orchesta
[Starr Record]
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48. Best Reggae Album
Harlem-Kingston Express Live!

Monty Alexander
[Motéma Music]
Reggae Knights

Israel Vibration
[Mediacom/VPAL]
Revelation Pt 1: The Root Of Life

Stephen Marley
[Tuff Gong/Universal Republic]
Wild And Free

Ziggy Marley
[Tuff Gong Worldwide]
Summer In Kingston

Shaggy
[Ranch Entertainment]
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49. Best World Music Album
AfroCubism

AfroCubism
[World Circuit/Nonesuch]
Africa For Africa

Femi Kuti
[Knitting Factory Records]
Songs From A Zulu Farm

Ladysmith Black Mambazo
[Razor & Tie]
Tassili

Tinariwen
[Anti Records]
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50. Best Children's Album
All About Bullies... Big And Small

(Various Artists)
James Cravero, Gloria Domina, Kevin Mackie, Steve Pullara & Patrick Robinson, producers
[Cool Beans Music & East Coast Recording Co.]
Are We There Yet?

The Papa Hugs Band
[Indie]
Fitness Rock & Roll

Miss Amy
[Ionian Productions, Inc]
GulfAlive

The Banana Plant
[The Banana Plant]
I Love: Tom T. Hall's Songs Of Fox Hollow

(Various Artists)
Eric Brace & Peter Cooper, producers
[Red Beet Records]
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51. Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Story Telling)
Bossypants

Tina Fey
[Hachette Audio]
Fab Fan Memories - The Beatles Bond

(Various Artists)
Nathan Burbank, Bryan Cumming, Dennis Scott & David Toledo, producers
[WannaBeats Records]
Hamlet (William Shakespeare)

Dan Donohue & Various Artists - Oregon Shakespeare Festival
[Blackstone Audio Inc]
If You Ask Me (And Of Course You Won't)

Betty White
[Penguin Audio]
The Mark Of Zorro

Val Kilmer & Cast
[Blackstone Audio Inc.]
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52. Best Comedy Album
Alpocalypse

"Weird Al" Yankovic
[Jive Records]
Finest Hour

Patton Oswalt
[Comedy Central Records]
Hilarious

Louis C.K.
[Comedy Central Records]
Kathy Griffin: 50 & Not Pregnant

Kathy Griffin
[Universal Network Television]
Turtleneck & Chain

The Lonely Island
[Universal Republic]
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53. Best Musical Theater Album
Anything Goes

Sutton Foster & Joel Grey, principal soloists; Rob Fisher, James Lowe & Joel
Moss, producers (Cole Porter, composer/lyricist) (New Broadway Cast Recording)
[Ghostlight Records]
The Book Of Mormon

Josh Gad & Andrew Rannells, principal soloists; Anne Garefino, Robert Lopez,
Stephen Oremus, Trey Parker, Scott Rudin & Matt Stone, producers; Robert Lopez, Trey Parker & Matt Stone, composers/lyricists (Original Broadway Cast)
[Ghostlight Records]
How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying

John Larroquette & Daniel Radcliffe, principal soloists; Robert Sher, producer
(Frank Loesser, composer/lyricist) (The 2011 Broadway Cast Recording)
[Decca]
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54. Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media
Boardwalk Empire: Volume 1

(Various Artists)
[Elektra]
Burlesque

Christina Aguilera
[RCA Records]
Glee: The Music, Volume 4

(Glee Cast)
[Columbia Records]
Tangled

(Various Artists)
[Walt Disney Records]
True Blood: Volume 3

(Various Artists)
[WaterTower Music]
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55. Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media
Black Swan

Clint Mansell, composer
[Sony Classical/Fox Music]
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2

Alexandre Desplat, composer
[WaterTower Music]
The King's Speech

Alexandre Desplat, composer
[Decca]
The Shrine

Ryan Shore, composer
[Screamworks]
Tron Legacy

Daft Punk, composers
[Walt Disney Records]
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56. Best Song Written For Visual Media
Born To Be Somebody (From Never Say Never)

Diane Warren, songwriter (Justin Bieber)
Track from: Never Say Never The Remixes
[Island/Raymond Braun/School Boy]
Christmastime Is Killing Us (From Family Guy)

Ron Jones, Seth MacFarlane & Danny Smith, songwriters (Danny Smith, Ron Jones & Seth MacFarlane)
[Fox Music]
I See The Light (From Tangled)

Alan Menken & Glenn Slater, songwriters (Mandy Moore & Zachary Levi)
Track from: Tangled
[Walt Disney Records; Publishers: Wonderland Music/Walt Disney Music]
So Long (From Winnie The Pooh)

Zooey Deschanel, songwriter (Zooey Deschanel & M. Ward)
Track from: Winnie The Pooh
[Walt Disney Records; Publisher: Walt Disney Music]
Where The River Goes (From Footloose)

Zac Brown, Wyatt Durrette, Drew Pearson & Anne Preven, songwriters (Zac Brown)
Track from: Footloose
[Atlantic/Warner Music Nashville; Publishers: Weimerhound Publishing,Warner-Tamerlane Publishing, CYP Two Publishing, Lil Dub Music/Angelika Music]
You Haven't Seen The Last Of Me (From Burlesque)

Diane Warren, songwriter (Cher)
Track from: Burlesque
[RCA Records; Publisher: Realsongs]
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57. Best Instrumental Composition
Falling Men

John Hollenbeck, composer (John Hollenbeck, Daniel Yvinec & Orchestre National de Jazz (ONJ))
Track from: Shut Up And Dance
[BEE JAZZ / Abeille Musique]
Hunting Wabbits 3 (Get Off My Lawn)

Gordon Goodwin, composer (Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band)
Track from: That's How We Roll
[Telarc International]
I Talk To The Trees

Randy Brecker, composer (Randy Brecker With DR Big Band)
Track from: The Jazz Ballad Song Book
[Half Note]
Life In Eleven

Béla Fleck & Howard Levy, composers (Béla Fleck & The Flecktones)
Track from: Rocket Science
[eOne Music]
Timeline

Russell Ferrante, composer (Yellowjackets)
Track from: Timeline
[Mack Avenue Records]
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58. Best Instrumental Arrangement
All Or Nothing At All

Peter Jensen, arranger (Randy Brecker With DR Big Band)
Track from: The Jazz Ballad Song Book
[Half Note]
In The Beginning

Clare Fischer, arranger (The Clare Fischer Big Band)
Track from: Continuum
[Clare Fischer Productions/Clavo Records]
Nasty Dance

Bob Brookmeyer, arranger (The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra)
Track from: Forever Lasting - Live In Tokyo
[Planet Arts Recordings]
Rhapsody In Blue

Gordon Goodwin, arranger (Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band)
Track from: That's How We Roll
[Telarc International]
Song Without Words

Carlos Franzetti, arranger (Carlos Franzetti & Allison Brewster Franzetti)
Track from: Alborada
[Amapola Records]
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59. Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)
Ao Mar

Vince Mendoza, arranger (Vince Mendoza)
Track from: Nights On Earth
[HORIZONTAL]
Moon Over Bourbon Street

Rob Mathes, arranger (Sting & The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra)
Track from: Sting Live In Berlin
[Deutsche Grammophon]
On Broadway

Kevin Axt, Ray Brinker, Trey Henry, Christian Jacob & Tierney Sutton, arrangers (The Tierney Sutton Band)
Track from: American Road
[BFM Jazz]
Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)

Jorge Calandrelli, arranger (Tony Bennett & Queen Latifah)
Track from: Duets II
[RPM/Columbia Records]
The Windmills Of Your Mind

William A. Ross, arranger (Barbra Streisand)
Track from: What Matters Most - Barbra Streisand Sings The Lyrics Of Alan And Marilyn Bergman
[Columbia Records]
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60. Best Recording Package
Chickenfoot III

Todd Gallopo, art director (Chickenfoot)
[eOne Music]
Good Luck & True Love

Sarah Dodds & Shauna Dodds, art directors (Reckless Kelly)
[No Big Deal Records]
Rivers And Homes

Jonathan Dagan, art director (J.Viewz)
[Jorjia Music]
Scenes From The Suburbs

Vincent Morisset, art director (Arcade Fire)
[Merge Records]
Watch The Throne

Virgil Abloh, art director (Jay-Z & Kanye West)
[Def Jam]
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61. Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package
The King Of Limbs

Donald Twain & Zachariah Wildwood, art directors (Radiohead)
[ATO Records]
The Promise: The Darkness On The Edge Of Town Story

Dave Bett & Michelle Holme, art directors (Bruce Springsteen)
[Columbia Records]
25th Anniversary Music Box

Matt Taylor & Ellen Wakayama, art directors (Danny Elfman & Tim Burton)
[WB]
25 Years

James Spindler, art director (Sting)
[A&M Records/Cherrytree Records/UMe]
Wingless Angels - Deluxe Edition

David Gorman, art director (Wingless Angels)
[Mindless Records, LLC]
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62. Best Album Notes
The Bang Years 1966-1968

Neil Diamond, album notes writer (Neil Diamond)
[Columbia/Legacy]
The Bristol Sessions, 1927-1928: The Big Bang Of Country Music

Ted Olson & Tony Russell, album notes writers (Various Artists)
[Bear Family]
Complete Mythology

Ken Shipley, album notes writer (Syl Johnson)
[The Numero Group]
Hear Me Howling!: Blues, Ballads & Beyond As Recorded By The San Francisco Bay By Chris Strachwitz In The 1960s

Adam Machado, album notes writer (Various Artists)
[Arhoolie Records]
The Music City Story: Street Corner Doo Wop, Raw R&B And Soulful Sounds From Berkeley, California 1950-75

Alec Palao, album notes writer (Various Artists)
[Ace Records]
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63. Best Historical Album
Band On The Run (Paul McCartney Archive Collection - Deluxe Edition)

Paul McCartney, compilation producer; Sam Okell & Steve Rooke, mastering engineers (Paul McCartney & Wings)
[Hear Music]
The Bristol Sessions, 1927-1928: The Big Bang Of Country Music

Christopher C. King & Ted Olson, compilation producers; Christopher C. King & Chris Zwarg, mastering engineers (Various Artists)
[Bear Family]
Complete Mythology

Tom Lunt, Rob Sevier & Ken Shipley, compilation producers; Jeff Lipton, mastering engineer (Syl Johnson)
[The Numero Group]
Hear Me Howling!: Blues, Ballads & Beyond As Recorded By The San Francisco Bay By Chris Strachwitz In The 1960s

Chris Strachwitz, compilation producer; Mike Cogan, mastering engineer (Various Artists)
[Arhoolie Records]
Young Man With The Big Beat: The Complete '56 Elvis Presley Masters

Ernst Mikael Jorgensen, compilation producer; Vic Anesini, mastering engineer (Elvis Presley)
[RCA/Legacy]
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64. Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
Follow Me Down

Brandon Bell & Gary Paczosa, engineers; Sangwook "Sunny" Nam & Doug Sax, mastering engineers (Sarah Jarosz)
[Sugar Hill Records]
The Harrow & The Harvest

Matt Andrews, engineer; Stephen Marcussen, mastering engineer (Gillian Welch)
[Acony Records]
Music Is Better Than Words

Rich Breen & Frank Filipetti, engineers; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer (Seth MacFarlane)
[Universal Republic]
The Next Right Thing

Kevin Killen, Brendan Muldowney & John Shyloski, engineers; John Shyloski, mastering engineer (Seth Glier)
[MPress Records]
Paper Airplane

Mike Shipley, engineer; Brad Blackwood, mastering engineer (Alison Krauss & Union Station)
[Rounder]
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65. Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical
Danger Mouse

• Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi Present Rome (Gilda Buttá, Luciano Ciccaglioni, Gegé Munari, Dario Rosciglione, Antonello Vannucchi et al) (A)
• Meyrin Fields EP (Broken Bells) (S)
Paul Epworth

• Call It What You Want (Foster The People) (T)
• I Would Do Anything For You (Foster The People) (T) • I'll Be Waiting (Adele) (T) • Life On The Nickel (Foster The People) (T) • No One's Gonna Love You (Cee-Lo Green) (S) • Rolling In The Deep (Adele) (T)
The Smeezingtons

• Doo-Wops & Hooligans (Bruno Mars) (A)
• If I Was You (OMG) (Far East Movement Featuring Snoop Dogg) (T) • Lighters (Bad Meets Evil Featuring Bruno Mars) (T) • Mirror (Lil Wayne Featuring Bruno Mars) (T) • Rocketeer (Far East Movement Featuring Ryan Tedder of One Republic) (T)
Ryan Tedder

• Brighter Than The Sun (Colbie Caillat) (T)
• Favorite Song (Colbie Caillat Featuring Common) (T) • I Remember Me (Jennifer Hudson) (T) • I Was Here (Beyoncé) (T) • Not Over You (Gavin DeGraw) (S) • #1Nite (One Night) (Cobra Starship) (S) • Rumour Has It (Adele) (T) • Sweeter (Gavin DeGraw) (T) • Who's That Boy (Demi Lovato Featuring Dev) (T)
Butch Vig

• Wasting Light (Foo Fighters) (A)
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66. Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical
Cinema (Skrillex Remix)

Sonny Moore, remixer (Benny Benassi)
Track from: Electroman
[Ultra Records]
Collide (Afrojack Remix)

Afrojack, remixer (Leona Lewis)
[RCA/Syco Music]
End Of Line (Photek Remix)

Photek, remixer (Daft Punk)
Track from: Tron: Legacy Reconfigured
[Walt Disney Records]
Only Girl (In The World) (Rosabel Club Mix)

Abel Aguilera & Ralphi Rosario, remixers (Rihanna)
[Island Def Jam]
Rope (Deadmau5 Mix)

Deadmau5, remixer (Foo Fighters)
Track from: Wasting Light: Deluxe
[RCA/Roswell Records]
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67. Best Surround Sound Album
An Evening With Dave Grusin

Frank Filipetti & Eric Schilling, surround mix engineers; Frank Filipetti, surround mastering engineer; Phil Ramone, surround producer (Various Artists)
[Telarc]
Grace For Drowning

Steven Wilson, surround mix engineer; Paschal Byrne, surround mastering engineer; Steven Wilson, surround producer (Steven Wilson)
[K-Scope]
Kind

Morten Lindberg, surround mix engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround mastering engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround producer (Kjetil Almenning, Ensemble 96 & Nidaros String Quartet)
[2L (Lindberg Lyd)]
Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs (Super Deluxe Edition)

Elliot Scheiner, surround mix engineer; Bob Ludwig, surround mastering engineer; Bill Levenson & Elliot Scheiner, surround producers (Derek & The Dominos)
[USM/UMe/Polydor]
Spohr: String Sextet In C Major, Op. 140 & Nonet In F Major, Op. 31

Andreas Spreer, surround mix engineer; Andreas Spreer, surround mastering engineer; Andreas Spreer, surround producer (Camerata Freden)
[Tacet]
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68. Best Engineered Album, Classical
Aldridge: Elmer Gantry

Byeong-Joon Hwang & John Newton, engineers; Jesse Lewis, mastering engineer (William Boggs, Keith Phares, Patricia Risley, Vale Rideout, Frank Kelley, Heather Buck, Florentine Opera Chorus & Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra)
[Naxos]
Glazunov: Complete Concertos

Richard King, engineer (José Serebrier, Alexey Serov, Wen-Sinn Yang, Alexander Romanovsky, Rachel Barton Pine, Marc Chisson & Russian National Orchestra)
[Warner Classics]
Mackey: Lonely Motel - Music From Slide

Tom Lazarus & Bill Maylone, engineers; Joe Lambert, mastering engineer (Rinde Eckert, Steven Mackey & Eighth Blackbird)
[Cedille Records]
Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos Nos. 3 & 4

Arne Akselberg, engineer (Leif Ove Andsnes, Antonio Pappano & London Symphony Orchestra)
[EMI Classics]
Weinberg: Symphony No. 3 & Suite No. 4 From 'The Golden Key'

Torbjörn Samuelsson, engineer (Thord Svedlund & Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra)
[Chandos]
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69. Producer Of The Year, Classical
Blanton Alspaugh

• Aldridge: Elmer Gantry (William Boggs, Keith Phares, Patricia Risley, Vale Rideout, Frank Kelley, Heather Buck, Florentine Opera Chorus & Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra)
• Beethoven: Complete Piano Sonatas (Peter Takács) • Osterfield: Rocky Streams (Paul Osterfield, Todd Waldecker & Various Artists)
Manfred Eicher

• Bach: Concertos & Sinfonias For Oboe; Ich Hatte Viel Bekümmernis (Heinz Holliger, Eric Höbarth & Camerata Bern)
• Hymns & Prayers (Gidon Kremer & Kremerata Baltica) • Manto & Madrigals (Thomas Zehetmair & Ruth Killius) • Songs Of Ascension (Meredith Monk & Vocal Ensemble, Todd Reynolds Quartet, The M6 & Montclair State University Singers) • Tchaikovsky/Kissine: Piano Trios (Gidon Kremer, Giedre Dirvanauskaite & Khatia Buniatishvili) • A Worcester Ladymass (Trio Mediaeval)
David Frost

• Chicago Symphony Orchestra Brass Live (Chicago Symphony Orchestra Brass)
• Mackey: Lonely Motel - Music From Slide (Rinde Eckert, Steven Mackey & Eighth Blackbird) • Prayers & Alleluias (Kenneth Dake) • Sharon Isbin & Friends - Guitar Passions (Sharon Isbin & Various Artists)
Peter Rutenberg

• Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem, Op. 45 (Patrick Dupré Quigley, James K. Bass, Seraphic Fire & Professional Choral Institute)
• The Vanishing Nordic Chorale (Philip Spray & Musik Ekklesia)
Judith Sherman

• Adams: Son Of Chamber Symphony; String Quartet (John Adams, St. Lawrence String Quartet & International Contemporary Ensemble)
• Capricho Latino (Rachel Barton Pine) • 85th Birthday Celebration (Claude Frank) • Insects & Paper Airplanes - Chamber Music Of Lawrence Dillon (Daedalus Quartet & Benjamin Hochman) • Midnight Frolic - The Broadway Theater Music Of Louis A. Hirsch (Rick Benjamin & Paragon Ragtime Orchestra) • Notable Women - Trios By Today's Female Composers (Lincoln Trio) • The Soviet Experience, Vol. 1 - String Quartets By Dmitri Shostakovich & His Contemporaries (Pacifica Quartet) • Speak! (Anthony De Mare) • State Of The Art - The American Brass Quintet At 50 (The American Brass Quintet) • Steve Reich: WTC 9/11; Mallet Quartet; Dance Patterns (Kronos Quartet, Steve Reich Musicians & So Percussion) • Winging It - Piano Music Of John Corigliano (Ursula Oppens)
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70. Best Orchestral Performance
Bowen: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2

Andrew Davis, conductor (BBC Philharmonic)
[Chandos]
Brahms: Symphony No. 4

Gustavo Dudamel, conductor (Los Angeles Philharmonic)
[Deutsche Grammaphon]
Haydn: Symphonies 104, 88 & 101

Nicholas McGegan, conductor (Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra)
[Philharmonia Baroque Productions]
Henze: Symphonies Nos. 3-5

Marek Janowski, conductor (Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin)
[Wergo]
Martinu: The 6 Symphonies

Jirí Belohlávek, conductor (BBC Symphony Orchestra)
[Onyx Classics]
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71. Best Opera Recording
Adams: Doctor Atomic

Alan Gilbert, conductor; Meredith Arwady, Sasha Cooke, Richard Paul Fink, Gerald Finley, Thomas Glenn & Eric Owens; Jay David Saks, producer (Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; Metropolitan Opera Chorus)
[Sony Classical]
Britten: Billy Budd

Mark Elder, conductor; John Mark Ainsley, Phillip Ens, Jacques Imbrailo, Darren Jeffery, Iain Paterson & Matthew Rose; James Whitbourn, producer (London Philharmonic Orchestra; Glyndebourne Chorus)
[Opus Arte]
Rautavaara: Kaivos

Hannu Lintu, conductor; Jaakko Kortekangas, Hannu Niemelä, Johanna Rusanen-Kartano & Mati Turi; Seppo Siirala, producer (Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra; Kaivos Chorus)
[Ondine]
Verdi: La Traviata

Antonio Pappano, conductor; Joseph Calleja, Renée Fleming & Thomas Hampson; James Whitbourn, producer (Orchestra of the Royal Opera House; Royal Opera Chorus)
[Opus Arte]
Vivaldi: Ercole Sul Termodonte

Fabio Biondi, conductor; Romina Basso, Patrizia Ciofi, Diana Damrau, Joyce DiDonato, Vivica Genaux, Philippe Jaroussky, Topi Lehtipuu & Rolando Villazón; Daniel Zalay, producer (Europa Galante; Coro Da Camera Santa Cecilia Di Borgo San Lorenzo)
[Virgin Classics]
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72. Best Choral Performance
Beyond All Mortal Dreams - American A Cappella

Stephen Layton, conductor (Choir Of Trinity College Cambridge)
[Hyperion Records]
Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem, Op. 45

Patrick Dupré Quigley, conductor; James K. Bass, chorus master (Justin Blackwell, Scott Allen Jarrett, Paul Max Tipton & Teresa Wakim; Professional Choral Institute & Seraphic Fire)
[Seraphic Fire Media]
Kind

Kjetil Almenning, conductor (Nidaros String Quartet; Ensemble 96)
[2L (Lindberg Lyd)]
Light & Gold

Eric Whitacre, conductor (Christopher Glynn & Hila Plitmann; The King's Singers, Laudibus, Pavão Quartet & The Eric Whitacre Singers)
[Decca]
The Natural World Of Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen

Paul Hillier, conductor (Ars Nova Copenhagen)
[Dacapo Records]
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73. Best Small Ensemble Performance
Frank: Hilos

Gabriela Lena Frank; ALIAS Chamber Ensemble
[Naxos]
The Kingdoms Of Castille

Richard Savino, conductor; El Mundo
[Sono Luminus]
Mackey: Lonely Motel - Music From Slide

Rinde Eckert & Steven Mackey; Eighth Blackbird
[Cedille Records]
A Seraphic Fire Christmas

Patrick Dupré Quigley, conductor; Seraphic Fire
[Seraphic Fire Media]
Sound The Bells!

The Bay Brass
[Harmonia Mundi]
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74. Best Classical Instrumental Solo
Chinese Recorder Concertos - East Meets West

Lan Shui, conductor; Michala Petri (Copenhagen Philharmonic)
[OUR Recordings]
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 In C Minor, Op. 18; Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini

Yuja Wang (Claudio Abbado; Mahler Chamber Orchestra)
[Deutsche Grammaphon]
Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos Nos. 3 & 4

Leif Ove Andsnes (Antonio Pappano; London Symphony Orchestra)
[EMI Classics]
Schwantner: Concerto For Percussion & Orchestra

Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor; Christopher Lamb (Nashville Symphony)
Track from: Schwantner: Chasing Light…
[Naxos]
Winging It - Piano Music Of John Corigliano

Ursula Oppens
[Cedille Records]
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75. Best Classical Vocal Solo
Diva Divo

Joyce DiDonato (Kazushi Ono; Orchestre De L'Opéra National De Lyon; Choeur De L'Opéra National De Lyon)
[Virgin Classics]
Grieg/Thommessen: Veslemøy Synsk

Marianne Beate Kielland (Nils Anders Mortensen)
[2L (Lindberg Lyd)]
Handel: Cleopatra

Natalie Dessay (Emmanuelle Haïm; Le Concert D'Astrée)
[Virgin Classics]
Purcell: O Solitude

Andreas Scholl (Stefano Montanari; Christophe Dumaux; Accademia Bizantina)
[Decca]
Three Baroque Tenors

Ian Bostridge (Bernard Labadie; Mark Bennett, Andrew Clarke, Sophie Daneman, Alberto Grazzi, Jonathan Gunthorpe, Benjamin Hulett & Madeline Shaw; The English Concert)
[EMI Classics]
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76. Best Contemporary Classical Composition
Aldridge, Robert: Elmer Gantry

Robert Aldridge & Herschel Garfein
[Naxos]
Crumb, George: The Ghosts Of Alhambra

George Crumb
Track from: Complete Crumb Edition, Vol. 15
[Bridge Records, Inc.]
Friedman, Jefferson: String Quartet No. 3

Jefferson Friedman
Track from: Jefferson Friedman: Quartets
[New Amsterdam Records]
Mackey, Steven: Lonely Motel - Music From Slide

Steven Mackey
[Cedille Records]
Ruders, Poul: Piano Concerto No. 2

Poul Ruders
Track from: Music Of Poul Ruders, Vol. 6
[Bridge Records, Inc.]
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77. Best Short Form Music Video
Rolling In The Deep

Adele
Sam Brown, video director; Hannah Chandler, video producer
[XL Recordings/Columbia Records]
Yes I Know

Memory Tapes
Eric Epstein, video director; Eric Epstein, video producer
[Carpark Records]
All Is Not Lost

OK Go
Itamar Kubovy, Damian Kulash Jr & Trish Sie, video directors; Shirley Moyers, video producer
[Paracadute]
Lotus Flower

Radiohead
Garth Jennings, video director; Garth Jennings, video producer
[XL/TBD Records]
First Of The Year (Equinox)

Skrillex
Tony Truand, video director; Noah Klein, video producer
[Big Beat/Atlantic]
Perform This Way

"Weird Al" Yankovic
"Weird Al" Yankovic, video director; Cisco Newman, video producer
[Jive Records]
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78. Best Long Form Music Video
I Am...World Tour

Beyoncé
Ed Burke, Frank Gatson Jr. & Beyoncé Knowles, video directors; Beyoncé Knowles & Camille Yorrick, video producers
[Columbia Records/Music World]
Foo Fighters: Back And Forth

Foo Fighters
James Moll, video director; James Moll & Nigel Sinclair, video producers
[Exclusive Media Group/RCA Records/Back & Fort]
Talihina Sky: The Story Of Kings Of Leon

Kings Of Leon
Stephen C. Mitchell, video director; Casey McGrath, video producer
[RCA/Kings of Leon]
Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels Of A Tribe Called Quest

A Tribe Called Quest
Michael Rapaport, video director; Robert Benavides, Debra Koffler, Eric Matthies, Frank Mele, Edward Parks & A Tribe Called Quest, video producers
[Jive/Legacy]
Nine Types Of Light

TV On The Radio
Tunde Adebimpe, video director; Michelle An & Braj, video producers
[Interscope/Geffen/A&M]

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Live from Nokia Theatre L.A. Live, the one-hour special will be hosted by two-time GRAMMY winner LL Cool J, announce nominations in select GRAMMY categories and feature performances by country artist Jason Aldean, five-time GRAMMY winner Lady Gaga, four-time GRAMMY winner Rihanna, and GRAMMY-winning duo Sugarland, among others.

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Finally, at 11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT, tune in for our exclusive live video chat that will feature first reactions to the just-announced GRAMMY nominations, interviews with artists backstage at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live and more.

Don't miss out on Nov. 30 as we pave the road to Music's Biggest Night. The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards will take place live from Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.

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Taylor and Faith at CMT Artist of the Year

Monday, November 28, 2011

Iconic Country DJ Charlie Douglas has died...

From Marty Martel...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LEGENDARY RADIO PERSONALITY CHARLIE DOUGLAS PASSES

I have just learned that Charlie Douglas, one of our long time friends, and one of the great legendary DJ’s of our time, has passed away this past Thanksgiving Day. I do not have cause of death or age at this time but I will have that information forthcoming. It is a sad, sad day in our country music industry.

Speaking on a personal note, when Charlie was on air at WWL New Orleans, and then when he was the all-nighter on WSM here in Nashville, he always had an open door policy for playing new artists records, and I believe I am speaking for many, many artists in our country music industry. What a sad loss of one of the great pioneers in our in country music radio. His personality and friendship were for a lifetime for me personally. Several years ago I spoke with Charlie and he reminded me of two of my records that he played many times, and was always there for so many of us back then.

I cannot count the nights that me and my band would be traveling the roads and listening to Charlie as he kept us awake while driving with the great country records, interviews, and great stories. He will be missed, but he has left an great mark in our country music industry.

Charlie was residing with his wife in Picayune, MS at time of death. There will be a memorial service Saturday, December 3, 2011, but I do not have complete information at this time.

I will miss him as we all will. I ask you to keep Charlie’s family in your thoughts and prayers at this time of sorrow in their life.

MAY HIS SOUL REST IN THE LOVING AND PEACEFUL ARMS OF OUR BLESSED LORD.

If there is a passionate love affair between country music and truck drivers, one of the Cupid figures in the scenario would be Charlie Douglas, a disc jockey who realized it might be worthwhile to act as if his entire audience consisted of truck drivers -- which it probably did, since nobody else would put up with such nonsense. Feeling the palpable excitement at the idea of country & western created specifically for truck drivers to enjoy, Douglas both heavily promoted any material of this sort and even made some records of his own on a subject that is the source of many classic country songs. The disc jockey even teamed up with one of the greats of country for truckers, Dave Dudley, creating a delirium of white-line fever entitled Diesel Duets.

Douglas, who was inducted into the Country Music Disc Jockey Hall of Fame in 1994, began his radio career in 1953 at KLIC out of Monroe, LA. He moved on to Oklahoma City, San Antonio, Buffalo, Hartford, San Diego, and Miami, but only became a huge force in the country radio wars in 1970 when he started a new five-hour show each weeknight on New Orleans station WWL. This was the Charlie Douglas and His Road Gang show, eventually heard nationwide and involving humorous fictional characters of Douglas' creation, such as the imbecile Wichita Beaker. If his decision to pitch a show at truckers was a gimmick, then it was certainly safer than some of the previous escapades he became involved with while trying to make a name in radio. In Texas, he broadcast from a hot air balloon but lost control of the navigation and wound up drifting over the Gulf of Mexico. He is also the first person to broadcast while parachuting from an airplane, although not the first disc jockey who listeners wanted to have thrown out of an airplane. Similar thoughts would accompany Douglas' promotional broadcasts while standing in a lion's cage or riding on the back of an enraged brahma bull. The WWL show ran for a lucky 13 years, and the honors were many.

Overdrive magazine named Douglas its Trucking Disc Jockey of the Year in 1973, and there were also awards from the Country Music Association. In 1975,Douglas himself went on the road, sending out music to road hogs from 40 different locations in just 50 days. Douglas replaced Chuck Morgan on Music Country Radio in the early '80s, and from there garnered a spot at WSM in Nashville. He kept the latter position through 1995, at that time focusing full-time on his Compact Disc Xpress company. Recordings Douglas made on his own during his road show era represent this radio genius at the height of his creativity. The collaboration with Dudley has received the gold vinyl reissue treatment from Sun, but the country comedy cassette entitled Me and Dammit Ray, which Douglas created on his own, might only be found by scouring flea markets. The title routine, involving a talking outhouse, is worth sitting through. ~

Eugene Chadbourne, All Music Guide

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

ALABAMA TO RECEIVE “GREATEST HITS” AWARD
AND PERFORM ON “AMERICAN COUNTRY AWARDS”
MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, ON FOX

AMERICAN IDOL SCOTTY MCCREERY ALSO SET TO PERFORM

Josh Turner, Jordin Sparks, The Big Show, The JaneDear Girls, Bill Engvall,
Larry Mahan and Rodney Carrington Scheduled To Appear

Voting for Artist of the Year Continues at www.theacas.com
Until Friday, December 2

NASHVILLE, TN -- (November 22, 2011) -- Legendary country music group Alabama has been tapped to receive the Greatest Hits Award at the AMERICAN COUNTRY AWARDS, airing live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Monday, Dec. 5 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. The veteran band, which gave its farewell tour in 2003, also will perform during the broadcast. Additionally, AMERICAN IDOL winner Scotty McCreery has been added to the list of performers for the two-hour primetime special.

The AMERICAN COUNTRY AWARDS Greatest Hits Award is presented to a country music act that has produced an extensive catalogue of No. 1 hits throughout its career.

As one of country music’s classic groups, Alabama has enjoyed more than 30 years of unprecedented success in the music industry. Consisting of Randy Owen, Teddy Gentry and Jeff Cook, the group has released 21 Gold, Platinum and Multi-Platinum albums, and 43 No. 1 singles. Other accolades include eight country music "Entertainer of the Year" honors, two Grammys, two People's Choice Awards and their very own star on the "Hollywood Walk of Fame."

Alabama first signed with industry giant RCA back in 1980. The group immediately began taking the country genre in new directions, reaching out to an incredibly diverse fan base, many of whom had never listened to country music. The band's upbringing on country, gospel, bluegrass, rhythm and blues, rock-n-roll and southern rock enabled them to perform everything from Acuff to ZZ Top. Their career sales have topped 73 million records, ranking them as one of the 10 biggest-selling bands in the annals of popular music – ahead of such rock legends as Led Zeppelin, The Doors, Queen, Pink Floyd and The Who. Additionally, Alabama has more No. 1 records than any band in country music history and has sold more concert tickets than any other country group.

The second annual AMERICAN COUNTRY AWARDS, hosted by Trace Adkins and Kristin Chenoweth, is the only country music awards show that gives fans the opportunity to vote for their favorite artists not only in traditional categories but also in previously unrecognized areas of the business such as touring, encompassing the entire spectrum of country music and bestowing honors that no other awards show has. Co-hosts Trace Adkins and Kristin Chenoweth, along with country music’s Blake Shelton, Pistol Annies, Thompson Square, Eli Young Band and The Band Perry are set to perform. The special will also include appearances by Josh Turner, Jordin Sparks, The Big Show, The JaneDear Girls, Bill Engvall, Larry Mahan and Rodney Carrington. Previously announced participants include Lauren Alaina, Rachel Bilson, Miranda Lambert, Scotty McCreery and the men of “Pawn Stars” (Richard Harrison, Rick Harrison, Corey Harrison and Austin Russell).

AMERICAN COUNTRY AWARDS is executive-produced by Bob Bain (TEEN CHOICE 2011, “Kids’ Choice Awards”). Fletcher Foster, Paul Flattery and Tisha Fein serve as producers; and Greg Sills is supervising producer. Michael Dempsey will direct the special.

Visit www.theacas.com for the complete list of categories and nominees.

Rascal Flatts on TODAY 11/21/11


Taylor Swift at Madison Square Garden

VALERIE SIMPSON AND MIKE STOLLER TO JOIN USHER IN A MOVING TRIBUTE TO SONGWRITERS ON "THE GRAMMY® NOMINATIONS CONCERT LIVE!! — COUNTDOWN TO MUSIC'S BIGGEST NIGHT®"

Nicki Minaj and Katy Perry Set to Present on CBS Entertainment Special Announcing Nominations for the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards® Live from the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on Nov. 30

Telecast Will Feature a Special Live Announcement Regarding a Historic Band Reunion
Set to Take Place on the GRAMMY Stage in February 2012

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (Nov. 22, 2011) — Valerie Simpson (of the hit songwriting/performing duo Ashford and Simpson) and Mike Stoller (of the GRAMMY®-winning songwriting team Leiber & Stoller) — both of whom lost their longtime songwriting partners (Nick Ashford and Jerry Leiber) this past year — will join previously announced seven-time GRAMMY winner Usher in a moving tribute to songwriters on "The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music's Biggest Night®" (www.grammy.com). R&B/rap star Nicki Minaj and pop singer/songwriter Katy Perry are the first presenters announced for the one-hour special, which takes place live on Wednesday, Nov. 30, at the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE. The show, which will also announce nominations in several categories as well as feature performances by past GRAMMY winners and/or nominees, will be broadcast in HDTV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network (www.cbs.com) from 10 – 11 p.m. ET/PT. Other previously announced performers are country artist Jason Aldean, five-time GRAMMY winner Lady Gaga, three-time GRAMMY winner Ludacris, GRAMMY winner Lupe Fiasco, four-time GRAMMY winner Rihanna, GRAMMY-winning duo Sugarland, and country music sensation the Band Perry. Two-time GRAMMY winner LL COOL J is once again set to host. Additional performers and presenters will be announced shortly. For updates and breaking news, please visit The Recording Academy®'s social networks on Twitter and Facebook: www.twitter.com/thegrammys, www.facebook.com/thegrammys.

The concert special marks the fourth time nominations for the annual GRAMMY Awards will be announced live on primetime television. In addition to unveiling nominations for the 54th GRAMMY Awards, "The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!" will feature a special live announcement from a truly iconic group regarding their historic band reunion set to take place on the GRAMMY stage on Feb. 12, 2012.

Following the one-hour live telecast, guests will enjoy an exclusive concert by the Band Perry. Tickets for "The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music's Biggest Night" are on sale now at www.nokiatheatrelalive.com and via Ticketmaster charge-by-phone lines at 800.745.3000. For discounts on groups of 10 or more, and for more information on VIP packages, visit www.aegtickets.com or call 877.234.8425. A portion of the proceeds from this very special evening will benefit the GRAMMY Museum®.

The road to Music's Biggest Night begins with "The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!!" and culminates with the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards, live from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, and broadcast on CBS at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

"The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music's Biggest Night" is produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures, LLC. Ken Ehrlich is the executive producer. LL COOL J is producer.

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Monday, November 21, 2011

LUKE BRYAN WRAPS ONE OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL CMT TOURS IN TEN-YEAR HISTORY

LUKE BRYAN WRAPS ONE OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL CMT TOURS
IN TEN-YEAR HISTORY


NASHVILLE – (November 21, 2011) – Luke Bryan wrapped his first major headlining tour over the weekend – “CMT ON TOUR: Luke Bryan Tailgates & Tanlines” – performing in 22 cities with opening acts Lee Brice, Josh Thompson and CMT’s New Superstar winner Matt Mason. The 2011 tour has become one of the most successful to date.

“This year, we witnessed one of the most successful tours in the now 10-year history of CMT ON TOUR, with Luke playing to packed houses every night,” said Leslie Fram, senior vice president of music strategy, CMT. “He is an undeniable talent and over-delivered on his promise to entertain, evident by watching the crowd dance and sing along to every song.”

To get a glimpse of behind the scenes action on the tour as well as Luke performing his current smash hit single “I Don’t Want This Night To End” from his Capitol Records Nashville album tailgates& tanlines go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VW9bq0B9m3s.

Luke’s confident and lively performances were heralded by concert promoters alike throughout its run.

Todd Boltin of Variety Attractions said, “(With) each show I've watched, Luke's confidence seems to grow stronger and stronger. He is connecting with the crowd the way Garth used to in the early 90's. I watched the crowd break a sweat singing and dancing along with him.”

“America, meet Country's next Superstar… his name is Luke Bryan!,” exclaimed Don Kronberg of NitelLite. “He delivered a live show that looked like it took years to create...he's ready to shoot right to the top."

Connie Hunt of The Arena in Corbin, Kentucky shared, “I have to say with 20 years in this business I was blown away by Luke Bryan!! It caught me off guard; his live show is just incredible!! He did not stop the energy level from the time he hit the stage and he had the crowd in the palm of his hand and kept them on their feet! The screaming reminded me of old Beatles performance footage. He is the talk of the town as he has wowed everyone including me. I don’t write many quotes, if ever, about watching an artist perform but to borrow a line from Mark Knopfler (song) ‘this young man’s future’s so bright he’s definitely gonna have to wear shades.’”

During a two-week break of the CMT ON TOUR, Luke took his “Farm Tour” to six cities and played for over 42,000 fans, raising funds for local college scholarships in each of the cities he performed.

2011 was the tenth-annual CMT ON TOUR which launched in 2002 and has featured superstars Trace Adkins, Jason Aldean, Randy Houser, Jamey Johnson, Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Sugarland and Keith Urban. The 2011 CMT ON TOUR was produced by Lindsay Bertelli of Reach, LLC.

CMT, a unit of Viacom’s MTV Networks (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B), is the leading television and digital authority on country music and entertainment, reaching more than 93 million homes in the U.S. CMT and its website, CMT.com, offer an unparalleled mix of music, news, live concerts and series and is the top resource for country music on demand. The network’s digital platforms include the 24-hour music channel, CMT Pure Country, CMT Mobile and CMT VOD.
JUSTIN MOORE & WIFE KATE WELCOME BABY #2

A Little Sister Arrives for Ella


Nashville, TN – November 21, 2011 -- Today The Valory Music Co.’s Justin Moore and his wife Kate have more to celebrate than just his successful music career. The proud parents of 21-month-old Ella Kole welcome their second daughter, Kennedy Faye Moore, into the world this morning. Born in Justin’s home state, Arkansas at 7:59AM, Kennedy arrived at 7 pounds, 18 ½ inches long.

“Faye was my grandmother’s name, who passed away a couple of years ago, so we thought it would be a great way to remember her. And, we both just liked Kennedy,” said Justin Moore.

It’s been a record year for Moore, who topped the Billboard Country Albums and Singles charts earlier this year. Both OUTLAWS LIKE ME and its lead single, “If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away,” reached #1.

Moore who just wrapped up a busy year out on the road with Miranda Lambert, as well as his own headlining dates, was home for the birth and plans to spend the next few weeks with his family. The news comes just in time for the Thanksgiving season, which is Moore’s favorite holiday. At the beginning of the new year, he will open for Blake Shelton’s new tour.

ABOUT JUSTIN MOORE: Justin Moore’s star has grown significantly since he was named Billboard's “Top New Country Artist of 2009.” This Southern Country stylist has sold over 2.2 million digital downloads to date and his sophomore album OUTLAWS LIKE ME hit the #1 spot the week it was released. OUTLAWS LIKE ME includes the fastest-rising single of Moore’s career, “If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away,” which ascended to the #1 spot. His debut album scored three consecutive smash singles (the #1 “Small Town USA” as well as the hits “Backwoods” and “How I Got To Be This Way”). He has been profiled by publications from The Washington Post, People Country and Billboard to USA Today. Additionally, his debut was recognized by the New York Times as one of the best albums of 2009. National TV appearances have included NPR, WGN Midday News, FOX, Associated Press and Better TV while his music has been featured on Hannity & Colmes and NFL Rewind. Justin just wrapped up a summer tour with Rascal Flatts and dates with Darius Rucker this fall. Moore just wrapped up support dates for Miranda Lambert and will open for Blake Shelton in 2012. For music and more, visit www.moorejustinmusic.com.
TUNE IN: LADY ANTEBELLUM PERFORMS ON
JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! AND THE
SEASON FINALE OF DANCING WITH THE STARS

Trio Wins American Music Award for
“Favorite Country Band, Duo or Group”


Nashville, TN – Nov. 21, 2011 – Fresh off their American Music Awards win for “Favorite Country Band, Duo or Group” last night, Lady Antebellum is set to perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live!’s outdoor concert stage tonight at 11:00P CT/12:00A ET on ABC. Fans can also catch the trio making the television debut of “Dancin’ Away with My Heart” off their Platinum certified OWN THE NIGHT on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars season finale tomorrow night (11/22) at 8:00P CT/9:00P ET.

Lady A’s OWN THE NIGHT 2011 TOUR makes stops in Huntsville, AL (11/25), Florence, SC (11/26) and Savannah, GA (11/27) this weekend. For a full list of tour dates and appearances, visit www.ladyantebellum.com.
TAYLOR SWIFT WINS THREE AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS,

INCLUDING ARTIST OF THE YEAR



TAYLOR IS THE FIRST-EVER TWO-TIME WINNER OF AMA ARTIST OF THE YEAR


New York, NY – November 21, 2011 – Taylor Swift won big at last night’s 39th Annual American Music Awards, taking home trophies in every category where she had a nomination, including the evening’s biggest award, Artist of the Year. Taylor also won the awards for Favorite Female Artist (Country), and Favorite Album (Country – for Speak Now).

Taylor, who was also named AMA Artist of the Year in 2009, is the first artist ever to win AMA Artist of the Year more than once. Last night’s awards bring her career total AMA wins to 10.

Last month, Taylor won Entertainer of the Year at the 2011 CMA Awards, her second time to claim Country music’s highest honor. Earlier this year, she was awarded the Entertainer of the Year statue by the ACM, and Taylor will be honored as the 2011 Woman of the Year next week at Billboard’s annual Women In Music event.

Taylor’s AMA wins came on the eve of tonight’s first of two sold-out nights at Madison Square Garden, the final shows of the year on her blockbuster Speak Now World Tour. The tour played to capacity crowds in stadiums and arenas over 98 shows in 17 countries spanning three continents this year, and will continue in 2012 with shows Australia and New Zealand.

SPEAK NOW WORLD TOUR – LIVE, CD/DVD and CD/Blu-ray sets of Taylor’s 2011 concert, will be available in stores and at online retailers today (November 21st). Sold as a CD/DVD or CD/Blu-ray combo-pak, the set is released on Big Machine Records.

As Taylor’s fans know, 13 is her lucky number. Artist of the Year was last night’s thirteenth and final award.
COUNTRY MUSIC’S ‘CHIEF’ ANNOUNCES 2012 HEADLINING TOUR

ERIC CHURCH-THE BLOOD, SWEAT & BEERS TOUR w/ special guest Brantley Gilbert
*and The Cadillac Black, Blackberry Smoke, Sonia Leigh, Jon Pardi and Drake White
(*artists on various dates)

EMI Records Nashville Artist Will Perform Over 50 Dates Through May 2012 With Special Guest, Big Machine Label Group’s Brantley Gilbert

Nashville, Tenn. (Monday, November 21, 2011) – Don’t be surprised if “Parental Discretion Advised” appears on the ticket when Eric Church brings his newly announced The Blood, Sweat & Beers Tour to over 50 cities in 2012. The St. Petersburg Times recalls his last performance in their town noting Church “made the rowdiest yawp, and drew the most toked-up fans.” With word of mouth long fueling Church’s sweat-soaked, sold-out crowds, Church surprised Music Row naysayers earlier this year when his third release, CHIEF, topped the Billboard charts with over 145,000 albums sold in its first week—a true testament to the years of hard work by Church and his band on the road. CHIEF has since been certified Gold and produced the Top 15 “Homeboy” as well as current T op 15 and climbing single, “Drink In My Hand,” on which Church’s live show serves as the backdrop for the music video counterpart.

No other up-and-coming artist is quite as suitable for the raucous Church crowd as Big Machine Label Group's Brantley Gilbert. Gilbert, who has experienced recent radio success with his current No. 1 hit, “Country Must Be Country Wide,” has been building his fan base on the outskirts of “polished” country for years in the southeast. Similar to Church, Gilbert brings grit and attitude to the stage – and he should fit in just fine with the theme of The Blood, Sweat & Beers Tour.

Church announced the tour earlier today on EricChurch.com to his Church Choir members exclusively, and beginning on January 19, 2012 in Fort Smith, AR, Church will kick off the 50+ dates nationwide with stops stretching from New York, NY to Minneapolis, MN, Chicago, IL and Nashville, TN.

“We have been building our entire career for this tour. It is truly the culmination of a lot of blood, sweat and beer that has brought us to this point in our career," says Church. "I have always trusted our fans to deliver with their dedication and passion, they have always exceeded my expectations. I have never been more excited to begin a tour than this one. The band and I are committed to emptying the tank every night and delivering the best show we can."

Eric Church-The Blood, Sweat & Beers Tour
January 19 Fort Smith, AR Fort Smith Convention Center
January 20 Cape Girardeau, MO Show Me Center
January 21 Southaven, MS Desoto Civic Center
January 26 Madison, WI The Alliant Energy Center
January 27 Saginaw, MI The Dow Event Center
January 28 Terre Haute, IN The ISU Hulman Center
February 2 Savannah, GA Savannah Civic Center
February 3 Knoxville, TN Thompson Boling Arena
February 4 Norfolk, VA Ted Constant Center
February 16 Greenville, SC Bi-Lo Center
February 17 Salisbury, MD Wicomico Civic Center
February 18 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum
February 23 Battle Creek, MI Kellogg Arena
February 24 Cleveland, OH Wolstein Center @ CSU
February 25 Ft. Wayne, IN Allen County War Memorial Col.
March 1 Portland, ME Cumberland County Civic Center
March 2 Lowell, MA Tsongas Center at UMASS Lowell
March 3 Indiana, PA Kovalchick Center
March 8 Oklahoma City, OK Chesapeake Energy Center
March 10 Orange Beach, AL Amphitheater at The Wharf

Ticket prices range from $34.75 for reserved seats to $199 for the aptly titled, “Put a Drink in YOUR Hand” VIP Package. The package will be limited to no more than 200 fans per show and will include premiere seating, a pre-show party with food and drinks, a two-song acoustic performance by Church, as well as autographed memorabilia including a limited edition signed show poster, Eric Church - The Blood, Sweat & Beers Tour t-shirt, and an exclusive tour laminate. The VIP experience will be made available through all ticketing outlets.

Forthcoming dates to be announced in the following markets: Portland, ME; Lowell, MA; Indiana, PA; Oklahoma City, OK; Jonesboro, AR; Orange Beach, AL; New York, NY; Binghamton, NY; Reading, PA; Atlantic City, NJ; Estero, FL; Orlando, FL; Tallahassee, FL; Las Vegas, NV; Tupelo, MS; Bossier City, LA; Auburn, AL; Evansville, IN; St. Louis, MO; Pikeville, KY; Columbus, OH; Lexington, KY; Bloomington, IL; Springfield, MO; Birmingham, AL; Nashville, TN; Toledo, OH; Chicago, IL; Youngstown, OH; Minneapolis, MN; Topeka, KS; Morrison, CO.

About Eric Church
EMI Records Nashville’s Eric Church catapulted into national success with the release of his debut country album, Sinners Like Me, which produced radio hits “How ‘Bout You,” “Two Pink Lines,” and “Guys Like Me.” His follow-up, Carolina, went on to sell over 500,000 copies (certified Gold) and spawned top hits “Love Your Love The Most,” “Hell On The Heart,” and “Smoke A Little Smoke.” Recently awarded the ACM New Solo Vocalist of the Year Award, Church celebrated the chart-topping release of his third studio album, CHIEF, in July of this year with sales exceeding 145,000 in the first week largely due to Top 15 radio hit, “Homeboy.” The album received Gold certification merely 10 weeks after its release and received a spike of over 60% in sales following his perform ance of current Top 15 single, “Drink In My Hand,” on the CMA Awards. PEOPLE Magazine gave Church’s release four-out-of-four stars stating, “If any country album should command your attention right now, it’s CHIEF…. Church is something to praise,” and American Songwriter notes, “Eric Church seems perched at the precipice of superstardom.” For more information, please visit www.ericchurch.com.

About Brantley Gilbert
At the young age of 26, Brantley Gilbert already has a list of impressive industry accolades. The rising star made his debut at No. 2 on the Billboard Country Albums chart upon releasing HALFWAY TO HEAVEN DELUXE in September and along with the original has already sold over 300,000 albums to date. His first single on The Valory Music Co., “Country Must Be Country Wide,” recently scored the No. 1 spot at Country radio. As a celebrated songwriter, Gilbert’s has penned three No. 1 hits – “My Kinda Party,” “Dirt Road Anthem,” and most recently, “Country Must Be Country Wide.” Just last month, he received his first nomination at the CMA Awards for Song of the Year. In addition to joining Church on The Blood, Sweat & Beers Tour beginning in January 2012, Gilbert will also be playing his own headlining dates. Please visit www.brantleygilbert.com for more information.
DIERKS BENTLEY WRAPS FALL LEG OF 2011 COUNTRY & COLD CANS TOUR
WITH SOLD OUT SHOWS



Customizable “Home” Music Video Released to Fans Today

Bentley to Perform "Home" at the White House Tonight For Air on PBS on Nov. 23

Nashville, TN – Nov. 21, 2011 – Multi-Platinum singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley wrapped the first leg of his 2011 Country & Cold Cans Tour this weekend with sold out shows in Boise, ID, Bozeman, MT and Denver, CO. The tour will pick up in Feb. 2012 with first dates scheduled internationally in Canada and Australia.

"It has been a great run to end the tour on...the fans out West came ready to party. The crowd in Boise set a record for beer sales! I'd say that's a pretty good way to wrap up this leg of the 'Country & Cold Cans' tour," laughs Bentley.

Bentley will give fans a chance to create their own personalized music video for “Home” by releasing a customizable version of its official music video. Fans have the ability to upload photos into the video and download or share it virally with friends and family on social media sites across the web. “Home” is the second single off Bentley’s upcoming sixth Capitol Nashville studio album HOME set for release on Feb. 7, 2012. To create a customized video of “Home,” visit: www.dierksbentleyhome.com

Today, the award winning singer/songwriter will perform at The White House as part of PBS’ sixty-minute “Country Music: In Performance at the White House” special. Fans can stream the event live at 7:00P ET today ( http://www.whitehouse.gov/live) and the special also airs this Wed., Nov. 23 at 8:00P ET on PBS.

"Standing in the East Room of The White House last night rehearsing 'Home' was a surreal feeling. No matter who you vote for or what you believe, it is one of the greatest symbols of our country. It is our nation's 'Home,’" says Bentley. "I'm honored to have been asked to perform there, and tonight when I sing this song, I will definitely be thinking about all of the men and women in the military."

For more information and a full list of appearances, visit www.dierks.com.

Photo Caption: Dierks Bentley wrapped the first leg of his headlining 2011 Country & Cold Cans Tour with a sold out show in Denver, CO on Sat., pictured here with Eli Young Band.

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