That Grammy Bump: Who’s Nominated and Why

That Grammy Bump: Who’s Nominated and Why

Lisa, Jim, Tammy and Bob sit down to discuss country music’s presence in the latest Grammy Awards nominations.

Show Participants

  • Lisa Konicki, Editor in Chief
  • Jim Casey, Managing Editor
  • Tammy Ragusa, Senior Writer
  • Bob Paxman, Senior Writer

Show Notes & Links

  • 58th Annual Grammy Awards Nominations Announced (Dec. 7, 2015)
  • Who votes for Grammy Award nominations
  • Grammy Awards versus CMA and ACM Awards
  • Chris Stapleton’s album Traveller nominated for Album of the Year. Can he win it?
  • Little Big Town’s “Girl Crush” nominated for Song of the Year. Does “Girl Crush” have a chance?
  • Sam Hunt nominated for Best New Artist. What are his chances?
  • Best Country Solo Performance
  • Best Country Duo/Group Performance
  • Joey+Rory’s nomination and their recent struggles with cancer
  • Best Country Song
  • Best Country Album
  • Best Americana Album

He Said/She Said

  • “You don’t think it’s just famous rich people who love to give out awards, giving out more awards?” Jim Casey
  • “You can put anybody next to Dwight Yoakam and their sales will sky rocket. That’s what kind of power he has.” Jim Casey
  • “That’s also proof that country has gone from being a niche format to being mainstream.” Tammy Ragusa
  • “If [Chris Stapleton] does win, can you imagine Kanye West, what he’s going to do?” Jim Casey
  • “Would [Chris Stapleton] have gotten this nomination without his CMA [award] wins?” Lisa Konicki
  • “Ed Shearan bores the hell out of me.” Bob Paxman
  • “You don’t want to call this a weak category, but it might be a weak category.” Jim Casey on Best Country Duo/Group Performance
  • “I tell you what, that Brandy Clark song hits me in all the feels.” Tammy Ragusa on “Hold My Hand”
  • “I am shocked, only because I know how much you love him.” Lisa Konicki to Jim Casey
  • “The Grammys are weird though, because in the pop categories they are the mainstream artists.” Bob Paxman

The Writers Room, Ep. 5, 45 minutes

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Thomas Rhett Will Never Take Touring for Granted

Thomas Rhett Will Never Take Touring for Granted

Thomas Rhett is ready to hit the road and Bring The Bar To You in 2022!

Starting in June, Thomas will kick-off his Bring The Bar To You tour with back to back shows in Gilford, New Hampshire with openers Parker McCollum and Conner Smith.

After going through the last two years, Thomas says, “I’ll never take for granted being able to come see y’all and I’m so fired up to play some of these new ones that were made with these nights in mind. I have a feeling things are going to get loud – I’m counting down the days already!”

Photo Courtesy of Thomas Rhett