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Mumford & Sons in the Top Running for Grammy Nominations

Grammy AwardNashville, TN -- Nominations for the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards® (www.grammy.com) were announced by The Recording Academy® and reflected an eclectic mix of the best and brightest in music over the past year, as determined by the voting members of The Academy. For the fifth year, nominations for the annual GRAMMY Awards were announced on primetime television as part of "The GRAMMY® Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music's Biggest Night®," a one-hour CBS (www.cbs.com) entertainment special broadcast live for the first time ever from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. The 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be held on "GRAMMY Sunday," Feb. 10, 2013, at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles and once again will be broadcast live in high-definition TV and 5.1 surround sound on CBS from 8 – 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT). 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. For a complete nominations list, please visit www.grammy.com.

Mumford & Sons found themselves in the spotlight several times during the nomination announcements. The group is in the top running with nominations for Album of the Year, Best Americana Album for Babel, Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song for "I will Wait", Best Song Written for Visual Media "Learn Me Right (From Brave), Producer of the Year (Non-Classical) to Markus Dravs for Babel, and Best Long form Music Video Big Easy Express.

Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys), FUN., Jay-Z, Mumford & Sons, Frank Ocean, and Kanye West top the nominations with six each; The Black Keys, Chick Corea, and Miguel each garner five nods; and producer Jeff Bhasker, mastering engineer Bob Ludwig and Nas are each up for four awards.

"The GRAMMY Awards process once again has produced a diverse and impressive list of nominations across multiple genres," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. "This year's nominees truly represent an exceptional and vibrant creative community that exemplifies some of the highest levels of artistry and excellence in their respective fields. Combined with the fifth year of our primetime nominations special, we're off to an exciting start on the road to Music's Biggest Night, the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards, on February 10."

Other nominations of interest to our readers include:

46. Best Bluegrass Album:

  • The Gospel Side Of Dailey & Vincent
    Dailey & Vincent
    [Rounder]
  • Life Finds A Way
    The Grascals
    [Mountain Home Music Company]
  • Beat The Devil And Carry A Rail
    Noam Pikelny
    [Compass Records]
  • Scratch Gravel Road
    Special Consensus
    [Compass Records]
  • Nobody Knows You
    Steep Canyon Rangers
    [Rounder]

48. Best Folk Album:

  • Leaving Eden
    Carolina Chocolate Drops
    [Nonesuch]
  • Election Special
    Ry Cooder
    [Perro Verde/Nonesuch]
  • Hambone's Meditations
    Luther Dickinson
    [Songs Of The South]
  • The Goat Rodeo Sessions
    Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile
    [Sony Classical]
  • This One's For Him: A Tribute To Guy Clark
    (Various Artists) Shawn Camp & Tamara Saviano, producers
    [Icehouse Music]

26. Best Country Solo Performance:

  • Home
    Dierks Bentley
    [Capitol Records Nashville]
  • Springsteen
    Eric Church
    [EMI Records Nashville]
  • Cost Of Livin'
    Ronnie Dunn
    [Arista Nashville]
  • Wanted
    Hunter Hayes
    Track from: Hunter Hayes
    [Atlantic]
  • Over
    Blake Shelton
    Track from: Red River Blue
    [Warner Bros. Records]
  • Blown Away
    Carrie Underwood
    Track from: Blown Away
    [19 Recordings Limited/Arista Nashville]

27. Best Country Duo/Group Performance:

  • "Even If It Breaks Your Heart"
    Eli Young Band
    [Republic Nashville]
  • "Pontoon"
    Little Big Town
    [Capitol Records Nashville]
  • "Safe & Sound"
    Taylor Swift & The Civil Wars
    [Big Machine Records/Universal Republic]
  • "On The Outskirts Of Town"
    The Time Jumpers
    Track from: The Time Jumpers
    [Rounder]
  • "I Just Come Here For The Music"
    Don Williams Featuring Alison Krauss
    [Sugar Hill Records]

28. Best Country Song:

  • "Blown Away"
    Josh Kear & Chris Tompkins, songwriters (Carrie Underwood)
    Track from: Blown Away
    [19 Recordings Limited/Arista Nashville; Publishers: Global Dog Music/Lunalight Music, Big Loud Songs/Angel River Songs]
  • "Cost Of Livin'"
    Phillip Coleman & Ronnie Dunn, songwriters (Ronnie Dunn)
    [Arista Nashville; Publishers: Tractor Radio Songs, Sony/ATV Tree Publishing/Showbilly Music]
  • "Even If It Breaks Your Heart"
    Will Hoge & Eric Paslay, songwriters (Eli Young Band)
    [Republic Nashville]
  • "So You Don't Have To Love Me Anymore"
    Jay Knowles & Adam Wright, songwriters (Alan Jackson)
    [EMI Records Nashville/ACR Records; Publishers: Alrighty Den Music, Dean-Parnell Music, Acme Nashville]
  • "Springsteen"
    Eric Church, Jeff Hyde & Ryan Tyndell, songwriters (Eric Church)
    [EMI Records Nashville; Publishers: Sony/ATV Tree Publishing/Sinnerlina Music/Purple Cape Music, Bug Music/Mamma's Cornbread Music]

29. Best Country Album:

  • Uncaged
    Zac Brown Band
    [Southern Ground/Atlantic]
  • Hunter Hayes
    Hunter Hayes
    [Atlantic]
  • Living For A Song: A Tribute To Hank Cochran
    Jamey Johnson
    [Mercury Records]
  • Four The Record
    Miranda Lambert
    [The RCA Records Label Nashville]
  • The Time Jumpers
    The Time Jumpers
    [Rounder]

45. Best Americana Album:

  • The Carpenter
    The Avett Brothers
    [Universal Republic]
  • From The Ground Up
    John Fullbright
    [Blue Dirt Records]
  • The Lumineers
    The Lumineers
    [Dualtone Music Group]
  • Babel
    Mumford & Sons
    [Glassnote]
  • Slipstream
    Bonnie Raitt
    [Redwing Records]

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