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Lambert scores five Grammy nominations

Friday, December 5, 2014 – Miranda Lambert received five Grammy nominations apiece on Friday in a roll-out of the nominations.

Lamber's "Platinum" gained her a bunch of nominations, it was announced this morning via Twitter.

The Grammys, which will be held for the 57th time, are rolling out the announcements until 2 p.m. eastern with the remainder being announced this evening during a television broadcast.

In the country album award, Brandy Clark was nominated for "12 Stories," Eric Church for "The Outsiders," Dierks Bentley for "Riser" and Lee Ann Womack for "The Way I'm Livin'."

Clark also was nominated for Best New Artist, but will face ultra stiff competition with Bastille, Iggy Azalea, Haim and Sam Smith also nominated.

Nominees for Country Solo Performance were Church for "Give Me Back My Hometown," Hunter Hayes for "Invisible," Carrie Underwood for "Something in the Water," Keith Urban for "Cop Car" and Lambert for "Automatic."

Best Country Song nominees were:
"American Kids" - Rodney Clawson, Luke Laird & Shane McNally, songwriters (Kenny Chesney)
"Automatic" - Nicolle Galyon, Natalie Hemby and Miranda Lambert, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)
"Give Me Back My Hometown" - Eric Church and Luke Laird, songwriters (Eric Church)
"I'm Not Gonna Miss You" - Glen Campbell and Julian Raymond, songwriters (Glen Campbell)
"Meanwhile Back at Mama's" - Tom Douglas, Jaren Johnston and Jeffrey Steele, songwriters (Tim McGraw featuring Faith Hill)

Country Duo/Group Performance
"Gentle On My Mind," The Band Perry
"Somethin' Bad," Miranda Lambert With Carrie Underwood
"Day Drinking," Little Big Town
"Meanwhile Back At Mama's," Tim McGraw Featuring Faith Hill
"Raise 'Em Up," Keith Urban Featuring Eric Church

American Roots Performance
"Statesboro Blues," Gregg Allman & Taj Mahal
"A Feather's Not A Bird," Rosanne Cash
"And When I Die," Billy Childs Featuring Alison Krauss & Jerry Douglas
"The Old Me Better," Keb' Mo' Featuring The California Feet Warmers
"Destination," Nickel Creek

American Roots Song
"A Feather's Not A Bird," Rosanne Cash & John Leventhal (Rosanne Cash)
"Just So Much," Jesse Winchester (Jesse Winchester)
"The New York Trains," Woody Guthrie & Del McCoury (The Del McCoury Band)
"Pretty Little One," Edie Brickell & Steve Martin, songwriters (Steve Martin And The Steep Canyon Rangers Featuring Edie Brickell)
"Terms Of My Surrender," John Hiatt (John Hiatt)

Best Americana nominees
Rosanne Cash for "The River & The Thread"
John Hiatt for "Terms of My Surrender"
Keb 'Mo' for "BluesAmericana"
Nickel Creek for "A Dotted Line"
Sturgill Simpson for "Metamodern Sounds in Country Music"

Bluegrass Album
"The Earls Of Leicester," The Earls Of Leicester
"Noam Pikelny Plays Kenny Baker Plays Bill Monroe," Noam Pikelny
"Cold Spell," Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen
"Into My Own," Bryan Sutton
"Only Me," Rhonda Vincent

Blues Album
"Common Ground - Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin Play And Sing The Songs Of Big Bill Broonzy," Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin
"Promise Of A Brand New Day," Ruthie Foster
"Juke Joint Chapel," Charlie Musselwhite
"Decisions," Bobby Rush With Blinddog Smokin'
"Step Back," Johnny Winter

Folk Album
"Three Bells," Mike Auldridge, Jerry Douglas & Rob Ickes
"Follow The Music," Alice Gerrard
"The Nocturne Diaries," Eliza Gilkyson
"Remedy," Old Crow Medicine Show
"A Reasonable Amount Of Trouble," Jesse Winchester

Song Written For Visual Media
Nominees include "I'm Not Gonna Miss You," Glen Campbell & Julian Raymond (Glen Campbell, "Glen Campbell, I'll Be Me")

Children's Album:
Nominees include "Through The Woods," The Okee Dokee Brothers

Instrumental Composition
Nominees include "Tarnation," Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile (Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer)

Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals

Nominees include "Goodnight America," Vince Mendoza (Mary Chapin Carpenter)

Album notes:
Nominees include: "The Other Side Of Bakersfield: 1950s & 60s Boppers And Rockers From 'Nashville West,'" Scott B. Bomar (Various Artists)

Historical Album:
Nominees include"The Garden Spot Programs, 1950," Hank Williams

Engineered Album, Non-Classical
Nominees include:
"Bass & Mandolin," Richard King & Dave Sinko, engineers; Robert C. Ludwig, mastering engineer (Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer)
"The Way I'm Livin'," Chuck Ainlay, engineer; Gavin Lurssen, mastering engineer (Lee Ann Womack)

The Grammys will be held Sunday, Feb. 8 at 8 p.m. eastern on CBS.

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Your Life is a Record CD review - Your Life is a Record
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12 Stories CD review - 12 Stories
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