American Songwriter’s Guide To The Grammy Nominees

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This year’s Grammy nominations are in the record books (check out the entire list here). Leading the charge are Taylor Swift (no surprises there), Kacey Musgraves (could have seen that coming), Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar and … Led Zeppelin?

Brush up on the year that was with our recent coverage of some of the albums, songs and artists who’ve been nominated. And let us know who you’re rooting for in the comments. The 56th Grammys will be held on January 26 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Taylor Swift  – Album Of The Year, Red, Best Country Song, “Begin Again”

Review: Taylor Swift, Red

Lorde – Song of The Year, “Royals”

Watch: Jay Stolar covers Lorde’s “Royals” in Nashville-centric video

Kacey Musgraves – Best New Artist, Best Country Song, “Merry Go Round,” Best Country Album, Same Trailer, Different Park

Feature Story: Kacey Musgraves: Same Trailer, Different Tune

Review: Kacey Musgraves, Same Trailer, Different Park

See where Same Trailer, Different Park falls on our Top 50 Albums of 2013 List


Ed Sheeran – Best New Artist

 Q&A: Ed Sheeran on Taylor Swift, Songwriting and Pink Floyd

Alabama Shakes – Best Rock Performance, “Always Alright”

Cover Story: Alabama Shakes

David Bowie – Best Rock Performance, “The Stars (Are Out Tonight), Best Rock Album, The Next Day

Review: David Bowie, The Next Day

Led Zeppelin – Best Rock Performance, “Kashmir”, Best Rock Album, Celebration Day

Review: Led Zeppelin, Celebration Day

Jack White –  Best Rock Performance, ” I’m Shakin'”

 Review: Jack White, Blunderbuss


Gary Clark Jr. – Best Rock Song, “Ain’t Messin Around”

Feature: Gary Clark Jr., Red White and Blues

Review: Gary Clark Jr.,  Black and Blu

Paul McCartney – Best Rock Song, “Cut Me Some Slack”

Review: Paul McCartney, New

See where New falls on our Top 50 Albums Of 2013 List

The Rolling Stones – Best Rock Song, “Doom and Gloom”

Single Review: The Rolling Stones, “Doom and Gloom”

Black Sabbath – Best Rock Song, “God Is Dead?”, Best Rock Album, 13

Review: Black Sabbath, 13

Kings of Leon – Best Rock Album, Mechanical Bull

Review: Kings Of Leon, Mechanical Bull

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Neil Young – Best Rock Album, Psychedelic Pill

Review: Neil Young, Psychedelic Pill

Neko Case – Best Alternative Music Album, The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You

Role Models Q&A: Neko Case

The National – Best Alternative Music Album, Trouble Will Find Me

Review: The National, Trouble Will Find Me

See where Trouble Will Find Me falls on our Top 50 Albums of 2013 List

Tame Impala – Best Alternative Music Album

Feature: Tame Impala, Alone In The Wild

Great Quotations: Tame Impala

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Vampire Weekend –  Best Alternative Music Album, Modern Vampires Of The City

Review: Vampire Weekend, Modern Vampires Of The City

Lee Brice – Best Country Solo Performance, “I Drive Your Truck”, Best Country Song, “I Drive Your Truck”

Behind The Song: “I Drive Your Truck”

Darius Rucker – Best Country Solo Performance, “Wagon Wheel”

The Circuitous Wobble Of “Wagon Wheel”

The Civil Wars, Best Country Duo/Group Performance, “From This Valley”

Review: The Civil Wars, The Civil Wars


Jason Aldean – Best Country Album, Night Train

Review: Jason Aldean, Night Train

Tim McGraw – Best Country Album, Two Lanes Of Freedom

Review: Tim McGraw, Two Lanes Of Freedom

Sarah Jarosz – Best American Roots Song, “Build Me Up From Bones”, Best Folk Album, Build Me Up From Bones

Review: Sarah Jarosz, Build Me Up From Bones

See where Build Me Up From Bones falls on our Top 50 Albums of 2013 List

Steve Earle – Best American Roots Song, “Invisible”

Review: Steve Earle, The Low Highway

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Steve Martin & Edie Brickell – Best American Roots Song, “Love Has Come For You”

Review: Steve Martin & Edie Brickell, Love Has Come For You 

Photos: Steve Martin and Edie Brickell in Nashville

Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell –  Best Americana Album, Old Yellow Moon

Cover Story: Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell

Review: Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell, Old Yellow Moon

Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale – Best Americana Album, Buddy And Jim

Review: Buddy Miller And Jim Lauderdale, Buddy And Jim

Mavis Staples – Best Americana Album, One True Vine

Single Review: Mavis Staples, “Can You Get To That”

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Allen Toussaint – Best Americana Album,  Songbook, Best American Roots Song, “Shrimp Po-Boy, Dressed”

Review: Allen Toussaint, Songbook

Dailey & Vincent – Best Bluegrass Album, Brothers Of The Highway

Full Album Stream: Dailey & Vincent, Brothers Of The Highway

Della Mae Best Bluegrass Album, This World Oft Can Be

Video Premiere: “Della Mae, Letter From Down the Road… And Other Things”

Ben Harper With Charlie Musselwhite – Best Blues Album, Get Up!

Video: How Ben Harper Met Charlie Musselwhite

Photos: Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite in Nashville

Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa – Best Blues Album, Seesaw

Review: Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa, Seesaw

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Guy Clark – Best Folk Album, My Favorite Picture Of You

Cover Story: Guy Clark

Feature: The Teachings Of Guy Clark

Review: Guy Clark, My Favorite Picture Of You

Video: Guy Clark Performs “My Favorite Picture Of You”

See where My Favorite Picture Of You falls on our Top 50 Albums of 2013 List

Milk Carton Kids – Best Folk Album, The Ash & Clay 

Feature: The Milk Carton Kids – Lost and Found

See where The Ash & Clay falls on our Top 50 Albums of 2013 List


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