Swift, Aldean lead country charge on Grammy CD

Tuesday, January 7, 2014 – Taylor Swift, Jason Aldean, Blake Shelton and Kacey Musgraves will be the country artists on the 29th anniversary Grammy CD coming out Jan. 21.

Swift will have "Begin Again" on the disc. Shelton will be represented by "Mine Would Be You," Musgraves by "Merry Go Round," Tim McGraw by "Highway Don't Care" featuring Swift and Keith Urban on guitar, and Jason Aldean for "Take a Little Ride."

Justin Timberlake, P!nk, Robin Thicke, Lorde and Katy Perry also will be on the release.

The compilation series, which started in 1995, has12 top 10 albums on the Billboard 200 chart.

The 56th annual Grammy Awards will place live from Los Angeles' Staples Center on Jan. 26.

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