Wrapping up the predictions for the mainstream fields is Country. This field contain four categories: solo performance, group or duo, and the regular songwriters’ and album awards.
Bluegrass, folk, and Americana artists no longer compete here as they know have their own field: “American roots”. The result is a group of nominees that are strictly country, though some of them do have pop, rock, or blues influences.
Chris Stapleton dominates the field with three nods. Ashley Monroe and Little Big Town are in twice. The rest of the nominees only appear once.
In less than a month the winners of the 58th GRAMMYs will be revealed. It is now time to take a look at the odds for Song of the Year also part of the “big four” categories in the general field.
Song of the Year is the award for the best song and it goes to the songwriter(s) only. There are songwriters’ awards in most of the fields: Rock, R&B, rap, country, American roots, Gospel/Christian music, and visual media (for those made for films, TV, etc…)
In just a matter of hours the nominees for the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be revealed. And before that, it is time to look at the odds for the last of the mainstream fields: Country.
Predicting the nominees for the country field is not too hard: Collect the highlights from previous country music award shows (CMA/ACM); keep in mind former winners and veterans performing traditional country; and forget about the country-pop radio hits. However this year, and rather unusually, two newbies will be dominating this field: Bro-country singer, Sam Hunt and bluegrass musician, Chris Stapleton. Let’s look at each category: Continue reading “58th GRAMMYs: Predictions for the Country field”→