Miranda Lambert, Brandi Carlile Lead Country’s 2023 Grammy Awards Nominees


A full list 2023 Grammy Awards nominees was announced on Tuesday (Nov. 15) in a livestream reveal by the Recording Academy from the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles.

Miranda Lambert is on top in mainstream country categories, with nods in four, and Luke Combs, Maren Morris and Willie Nelson followed closely behind her with three country nominations a piece.

Jimmie Allen, who was a Best New Artist nominee in 2022, was on hand to help reveal the nominees in country categories. Three-time Grammy winners Dan + Shay were also part of the announcement. In addition to their role as presenters, they performed “Tequila,” the song that won them their very first Grammy for Best Country Duo/Group Performance in 2019.

Dan + Shay also returned to the screen later in the broadcast to say a few words about the impact of country legend Loretta Lynn, who died in early October. Lynn won three Grammy trophies over the course of her career, and earned 18 nominations.

Country songwriter Laura Veltz, who has co-written hits for artists like Dan + Shay, Lady A and Kane Brown, earned a nomination in the brand-new Songwriter of the Year category. Additionally, singer-songwriter Bonnie Raitt earned a nod for Song of the Year, for the title track of her 2022 album, Just Like That. Raitt picked up four nods in total, the other three of which came in Americana categories.

Brandi Carlile had a massive outing when the nominees were announced, earning nods not only in country and Americana fields, but in all-genre categories, as well. Her song “Broken Horses” earned a mention in the Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song categories, and she also scored a mention in the Album of the Year category for In These Silent Days and a mention in the Record of the Year category for “You and Me on the Rock.” That makes Carlile one of the most-nominated acts at this year’s show. Only Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar earned more nominations; Carlile is tied with Adele for third most-nominated, with seven nods apiece.

Willie Nelson also comes in with a robust four nominations, snagging a mention in the Best Roots Gospel Album category for his album The Willie Nelson Family in addition to three nods in country categories.

Bluegrass upstart Molly Tuttle picked up a nod for Best Bluegrass Album, but her biggest mention came in an all-genre category: She’s a contender for Best New Artist.

The 2023 Grammy Awards will return to Crypto.com Arena (formerly Staples Center) in Los Angeles after a year in Las Vegas. Chris Stapleton was country music’s big winner in 2022, with three Grammy wins, including Best Country Solo Performance, Best Country Song and Best Country Album.