By Ross Jones
The nominees for Best Country Duo / Group Performance at the 66th Annual Grammy Awards have been announced, and it understandably contains a who's who of the biggest names in Country through 2023.
Representing a largely mixed group of commercial country favourites and alt-country staples, the award mainly includes artist-featuring songs over actual duo or groups, representing a 'Musical Event' procedure rather than an out and out celebration of the groups of the genre.
Collecting much-desired nods for Best Country Duo / Group Performance are Zach Bryan and Kacey Musgraves for 'I Remember Everything', Jelly Roll and Lainey Wilson for 'Save Me' and current holder Carly Pearce, who's nominated this time alongside Chris Stapleton for 'We Don't Fight Anymore'.
Completing the nominations are Dierks Bentley and Billy Strings for 'High Note', Brothers Osborne for 'Nobody's Nobody' and Cince Gill & Paul Franklin for 'Kissing Your Picture (Is So Cold)'.
Zach Bryan and Kacey Musgraves will enjoy an exciting Grammy night in February, with 'I Remember Everything' also nominated in the Best Country Song category.
At last year's ceremony, Pearce collected the award with Ashley McBryde for their song 'Never Wanted To Be That Girl'. They beat such contemporaries as Brothers Osborne, Luke Combs & Miranda Lambert and Reba McEntire & Dolly Parton for each of their first Grammy wins.
Country and it's many sub-divisions are once again well represented throughout the 2024 Grammy nominations, with Tyler Childers collecting six total nominations, Bryan securing three and Brandy Clark nabbing an impressive five.
The 66th Annual Grammy Awards will return to Los Angeles' Crypto.com Arena on Feb. 4, 2024. The star-studded ceremony, celebrating the best in music, will air on CBS at 7pm CT. It will also be livestreamed on Paramount+.
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Featured photo by Laura Ord.