By Maxim Mower
In what's sure to be a fiercely contested category, the quality of projects in contention underlines once again how 2023 has been a wonderful year to be a country music fan.
Zach Bryan's self-titled project, which spawned his first ever Billboard Hot 100 chart-topper, ‘I Remember Everything’ with Kacey Musgraves, will be a frontrunner for the Grammy, as will Lainey Wilson's Bell Bottom Country, which recently earned the ‘Watermelon Moonshine’ hitmaker the 2023 CMA Award for Best Country Album.
Tyler Childers’ recently released seven-track record, Rustin’ in the Rain, is one of the Kentucky native's impressive six 2024 Grammy nods, with the ‘Lady May’ songsmith heading into the February ceremony as the most nominated country artist.
Kelsea Ballerini's widely acclaimed Rolling Up The Welcome Mat has received a well-deserved nomination for Country Album of the Year, with the project serving as a deeply introspective and evocative dissection of Kelsea's high-profile divorce.
Completing the 2024 Grammy Country Album of the Year contingent is Brothers Osborne's celebrated Nobody's Nobody, which arrived in September, with all five candidates set to battle it out on February 4 at the Los Angeles Crypto.com Arena ceremony.
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