Swift appeared in the special "Grammy Nominations Live" special via a pre-taped video, as she was performing in Australia at the time. She performed "I Knew You Were Trouble" on the show, which you can watch by clicking the link to the left.
Swift scored nominations for "Begin Again" for Best Country Song, Best Country Album for "Red," which also was nominated in the all-genre Best Album category, and lastly, as part of the collaboration with Tim McGraw and Keith Urban for "Highway Don't Care" as Best Duo/Group Performance.
Kacey Musgraves, received nominations for Best Country Album for "Same Trailer Different Park," as well as two nominations for Best Country Song, for her own "Merry Go Round," and Miranda Lambert's "Mama's Broken Heart," and lastly, a nomination in the all-genre Best New Artist category.
The full list of nominees with country ties is below.
Album of the Year
The Blessed Unrest — Sara Bareilles
Random Access Memories — Daft Punk
Good Kid, M.A.A.D City — Kendrick Lamar
The Heist — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Red — Taylor Swift
Best New Artist
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Best Country Solo Performance
"I Drive Your Truck" - Lee Brice
"I Want Crazy" - Hunter Hayes
"Mama's Broken Heart" - Miranda Lambert
"Wagon Wheel" - Darius Rucker
"Mine Would Be You" - Blake Shelton
Best Country Duo/Group Performance
"From This Valley" - The Civil Wars
"Don't Rush" - Kelly Clarkson Featuring Vince Gill
"Your Side Of The Bed" - Little Big Town
"Highway Don't Care" - Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift & Keith Urban
"You Can't Make Old Friends" - Kenny Rogers With Dolly Parton
Best Country Song
"Begin Again" - Taylor Swift, songwriter (Taylor Swift)
"I Drive Your Truck" - Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington & Jimmy Yeary, songwriters (Lee Brice)
"Mama's Broken Heart" - Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally & Kacey Musgraves, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)
"Merry Go 'Round" - Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves & Josh Osborne, songwriters (Kacey Musgraves)
"Mine Would Be You" - Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington & Deric Ruttan, songwriters (Blake Shelton)
Best Country Album
Night Train - Jason Aldean
Two Lanes Of Freedom - Tim McGraw
Same Trailer Different Park - Kacey Musgraves
Based On A True Story - Blake Shelton
Red - Taylor Swift
The 56th Annual Grammy Awards will be held on Jan. 26, 2014 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and broadcast live on CBS television starting at 8:00 p.m. ET/delayed PT.
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