The 2018 Grammy Awards are just around the corner, and country music will have a major presence in the ceremony.

The Grammy Awards nominations for 2018 dropped on Nov. 28, and a number of country music's top artists received nods for their work. Country music was shut out of the major all-genre categories, but you'll find a legend outside of the typical list of country nominations, and some truly special country performances will be part of the show in 2018.

Scroll down to get all the details about country music's presence at the 2018 Grammy Awards.


It should come as no surprise that artists including Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum, Chris Stapleton and Sam Hunt all scored Grammy nominations. Stapleton and Little Big Town tie with three nominations in 2018, appearing together in the major categories of Best Country Album and Best Country Song. Miranda Lambert's "Tin Man" also earned two nominations in Best Country Solo Performance and Best Country Song, with both categories also featuring Hunt's massive hit, "Body Like a Back Road."

Country queen Reba McEntire has also scored a nom, but surprisingly not in country. She is one of the five nominees in the Best Roots Gospel Album category for Sing It Now: Songs of Faith & Hope.

The 60th annual Grammy Awards will also include a special joint performance from Eric Church, Maren Morris and Brothers Osborne, who are set to pay tribute to the victims of the mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas in October of 2017. They will perform a classic Grammy-winning song together to honor those affected.

Little Big Town are also set to perform at the Grammy Awards in 2018, and Chris Stapleton will team with Emmylou Harris for a special performance.


2018 is a significant year for the Grammys, as it marks the show's 60th anniversary.


The Grammys telecast takes place on Jan. 28, 2018, airing from 7:30-11PM ET on CBS.


The Grammys ceremony will have a change in venue in 2018, moving from its longtime home at the Staples Center in Los Angeles to the iconic Madison Square Garden in New York City.


The Grammy Awards honor the artists of the year that have made the most impact on the music world. Many of the revered acts across all genres are celebrated for their work, with the show generating some of the most significant moments in music history. James Corden from The Late Late Show on CBS will host for the second year in a row.

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