2021 Grammy Nominations: Luke Combs Snubbed, Alex Trebek Honored

Nominations for the 2021 Grammys were announced on Nov. 24th with lots of snubs and surprises.

Beyoncé leads the nominations with nine. Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa and Roddy Rich follow with six nominations each.

Alex Trebek’s audiobook is nominated for best-spoken word album. Ken Jennings, who helped narrate the memoir, would accept the award if the ‘Jeopardy’ duo wins.

However, Luke Combs’ sophomore album What You See Is What You Get was passed over despite winning album of the year at both the CMA Awards and Academy of Country Music Awards!

Miranda Lambert and Ingrid Andress have tied for bragging rights of being the most-nominated country artists of the 2021 Grammy Awards with three each.

Miranda received nods for Best Solo Country Performance (“Bluebird”), Best Country Song (“Bluebird”) and Best Country Album (Wildcard).

Ingrid was nominated for Best Country Song (“More Hearts Than Mine”), Best Country Album (Lady Like) and overall Best New Artist. The final category also includes Noah Cyrus, Doja Cat and Megan Thee Stallion

Little Big Town, Old Dominion and Brandy Clark received two nominations each. Little Big Town and Old Dominion both appear in the Best Duo/Group Country Performance, and LBT and Brandy are both up for Best Country Album. Old Dominion also has a nod for Best Country Song and Brandy for Best Country Solo Performance.

However, Luke Combs’ sophomore album What You See Is What You Get won album of the year at both the CMA Awards and Academy of Country Music Awards but was passed over as a Grammys nominee.


2021 Grammy Nominees (Country):

Best Country Solo Performance

Eric Church, “Stick That In Your Country Song”
Brandy Clark, “Who You Thought I Was”
Vince Gill, “When My Amy Prays”
Mickey Guyton, “Black Like Me”
Miranda Lambert, “Bluebird”

Best Country Duo / Group Performance

Brothers Osborne, “All Night”
Dan + Shay (Feat. Justin Bieber), “10,000 Hours”
Lady A, “Ocean”
Little Big Town, “Sugar Coat”
Old Dominion, “Some People Do”

Best Country Song (Awarded to Songwriters)

“Bluebird” by Miranda Lambert (Lambert, Luke Dick, Natalie Hemby)
“The Bones” by Maren Morris (Morris, Jimmy Robbins, Laura Veltz)
“Crowded Table” by the Highwomen (Brandi Carlile, Hemby, Lori McKenna)
“More Hearts Than Mine” by Ingrid Andress (Andress, Sam Ellis, Derrick Sutherland)
“Some People Do” by Old Dominion (Matt Ramsey, Jesse Frasure, Shane McAnally, Thomas Rhett)

Best Country Album

Ingrid Andress, Ladylike
Brandy Clark, Your Life Is a Record
Miranda Lambert, Wildcard
Little Big Town, Nightfall
Ashley McBryde, Never Will

Get the full list of nominees here.

The 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards, hosted by Trevor Noah, will be broadcast Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021 at 8pm ET/5pm PT on CBS, and the GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony® will be streamed live on GRAMMY.com at 3pm ET/noon PT.