Am 10. Februar 2008 verleiht The Recording Academy zum 50sten mal die wichtigiste Auszeichnung für Musikschaffende - den Grammy.

Tim McGraw und Dierks Bentley bekamen vier Grammy-Nominierungen, während Brad Paisley drei Nominierungen bekam.

Einige Country-Künstler wurden auch in Kategorien außerhalb des Country-Genres nominiert. Vince Gill für das "Album of the Year", Carrie Underwoods "Before He Cheats" als "Song of the Year". Taylor Swift ist als Newcomerin nominiert. Swift muss sich gegen Amy Winehouse, die insgesamt sechs Nominierungen bekam, Feist, Paramour und Ledisi durchsetzen.

Robert Plant und Alison Krauss bekamen eine Nominierung in der Kategorie für "Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals" für "Gone Gone Gone (Done Moved On)", aus dem Album "Raising Sand".  

Lucinda Williams wurde nominiert als "Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance" für "Come On" aus dem Album "West". Für den gleichen Song wurde sie auch in der Kategorie "Best Rock Song".

Best Female Country Vocal Performance:
Alison Krauss - "Simple Love"
Miranda Lambert - "Famous in a Small Town"
LeAnn Rimes - "Nothin' Better To Do"
Carrie Underwood - "Before He Cheats"
Trisha Yearwood - "Heaven, Heartache and the Power of Love"

Best Male Country Vocal Performance:
Dierks Bentley - "Long Trip Alone"
Alan Jackson - "A Woman's Love"
Tim McGraw - "If You're Reading This"
George Strait - "Give It Away"
Keith Urban - "Stupid Boy"

Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group:
Brooks & Dunn - "Proud Of The House We Built"
The Eagles - "How Long"
Emerson Drive - "Moments"
Montgomery Gentry - "How Long"
The Time Jumpers - "Sweet Memories"

Best Country Collaboration with vocals:
Steve Earle & Allison Moorer - "Days Aren't Long Enough"
Reba McEntire & Kelly Clarkson - "Because of You"
Tim McGraw & Faith Hill - "I Need You"
Willie Nelson & Ray Price - "Lost Highway"
Brad Paisley & Carrie Underwood - "Oh Love"

Best Country Instrumental Performance:
Russ Barenberg - "Little Monk"
The Greencards - "Mucky the Duck"
Brad Paisley - "Throttleneck"
Andy Statman - "Rawhide"
The Time Jumpers - "Fidoodlin'"

Best Country Song (Songwriter's Award):
"Before He Cheats" geschrieben von Josh Kear and Chris Thompkins
"Give It Away" geschrieben von  Bill Anderson, Buddy Cannon and Jamey Johnson
"I Need You" geschrieben von Tony Lane and David Lee
"If You're Reading This" geschrieben von  Tim McGraw, Brad and Brett Warren
"Long Trip Alone" geschrieben von Brett Beavers, Dierks Bentley & Steve Bogard

Best Country Album:
Dierks Bentley - "Long Trip Alone"
Vince Gill - "These Days"
Tim McGraw - "Let It Go"
Brad Paisley - "5th Gear"
George Strait - "It Just Comes Natural"

Best Bluegrass Album:
Cherryholmes - "Cherryholmes II Black And White"
J.D. Crowe & The New South - "Lefty's Old Guitar"
Jim Lauderdale - "The Bluegrass Diaries"
Seldom Scene - "Scenechronized"
Tony Trischka - "Double Banjo Bluegrass Spectacular"

Best Southern, Country, Or Bluegrass Gospel Album:
Bill & Gloria Gaither And The Homecoming Friends - "Amazing Grace"
Karen Peck and New River - "Journey of Joy"
Billy Joe Shaver- "Everybody's Brother"
Ricky Skaggs & The Whites - "Salt of the Earth"
Kenny and Amanda Smith Band - "Tell Someone"
Various Artists: "I'll Fly Away: Country Hymns & Songs of Faith"

Best Traditional Folk Album:
David Bromberg - "Try Me One More Time"
Peter Case - "Let Us Now Praise Sleepy John"
Cathy Fink - "Banjo Talkin'"
Levon Helm - "Dirt Farmer"
Charlie Louvin - "Charlie Louvin"

Best Contemporary Folk/Americana Album:
Mary Chapin Carpenter - "The Calling"
Ry Cooder - "My Name Is Buddy"
Steve Earle - "Washington Square Serenade"
Patty Griffin - "Children Running Through"
Tom Waits - "Orphans"  


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