Texas Has 39 Grammy Nominations

By Linsey Thut | December 7, 2016

Y’all, here’s another reason why TEXAS IS THE BEST!  The 59th Annual Grammy nominations are out and we’ve got a ton of Texans reppin’ the Lone Star State out there in the music world. That’s right, 25 Texas born-or-based musicians have received a total of 39 Grammy nominations! Below is a list of your fellow Texans making us all proud.

Beyoncé (Houston)
Record Of The Year for Formation
Album Of The Year for Lemonade
Song Of The Year for Formation
Best Pop Solo Performance for Hold Up
Best Rock Performance for Don’t Hurt Yourself (featuring Jack White)
Best Urban Contemporary Album for Lemonade
Best Rap/Sung Performance for Freedom
Best Music Video for Formation
Best Music Film for Lemonade

Tchad Blake (Baytown)
Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical for Andrew Bird – Are You Serious

Edie Brickell (Dallas)
Best Musical Theater Album for Bright Star (with Steve Martin)

Leon Bridges (Fort Worth)
Best Music Video for River

Carol Burnett (San Antonio)
Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling) for In Such Good Company: Eleven Years Of Laughter, Mayhem, And Fun In The Sandbox

Kelly Clarkson (Burleson)
Best Pop Solo Performance for Piece By Piece (Idol Version)

Crowder (Texarkana)
Best Contemporary Christian Music Album for American Prodigal

Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein (Austin)
Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media for Stranger Things Volume 1
Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media for Stranger Things Volume 2

Sarah Dodds & Shauna Dodds (Austin)
Best Recording Package for Sunset Motel by Reckless Kelly

Kirk Franklin (Fort Worth)
Best Gospel Performance/Song for God Provides (with Tamela Mann)
Best Gospel Album for Losing My Religion

Best Rap/Sung Performance for Ultralight Beam (with Kanye West Featuring Chance The Rapper, Kelly Price, & The-Dream)
Best Rap Song for Ultralight Beam (with Chancelor Bennett, Kasseem Dean, Mike Dean, Kirk Franklin, Noah Goldstein, Samuel Griesemer, Terius Nash, Jerome Potter, Kelly Price, Nico “Donnie Trumpet” Segal, Derek Watkins, Kanye West & Cydel Young, songwriters (Kanye West Featuring Chance The Rapper, Kelly Price, & The-Dream)

Sarah Jarosz (Wimberley)
Best American Roots Performance for House Of Mercy
Best Folk Album for Undercurrent

Kris Kristofferson (Brownsville)
Best Americana Album for The Cedar Creek Sessions

La Maquinaria Norteña (Dallas)
Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano) for Generación Maquinaria Est. 2006

Miranda Lambert (Lindale)
Best Country Solo Performance for Vice
Best Country Song for Vice (with Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne)

Demi Lovato (Dallas)
Best Pop Vocal Album for Confident

Tamela Mann (Mansfield)
Best Gospel Performance/Song for God Provides (with Kirk Franklin)

Steve Martin (Waco)
Best Musical Theater Album for Bright Star (with Edie Brickell)

Shane McAnally
 (Mineral Wells)
Best Country Song for Vice (with Miranda Lambert and Josh Osborne)

Maren Morris (Arlington)
Best New Artist 
Best Country Solo Performance for My Church
Best Country Song for My Church
Best Country Album for Hero

Willie Nelson (Austin)
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album for Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin

Pentatonix (Arlington)
Best Country Duo Group Performance for Jolene ( with Dolly Parton)

Andrew Savage (Dallas)
Best Recording Package for Parquet Courts – Human Performance 

Snarky Puppy (Denton)
Best Contemporary Instrumental Album for Culcha Vulcha

Solange (Houston)
Best R&B Performance for Cranes In The Sky

Christopher Theofanidis 
(Dallas)
Best Contemporary Classical Composition for Theofanidis: Bassoon Concerto

Catch the 59th Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2017 to watch as Texas TAKES IT ALL at the Grammy Awards!

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