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Nashville artists gather to celebrate GRAMMY Award nominations

Posted at 9:13 PM, Jan 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-08 00:03:03-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Artists from the Nashville Chapter of the Recording Academy gathered on Tuesday night to celebrate their GRAMMY Award nominations leading up to the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards on January 26th.

Alicia Keys will be returning to host the show, and Nashville artists were nominated in dozens of categories in numerous genres, including Country, Rock, Bluegrass, Christian, Gospel, Americana, and more.

“We put our heart and soul into it no matter what, obviously don’t do it for the glory, we do it because we have to because the chemistry is there since day one, but knowing that your peers appreciate it, it’s unbelievable," Miranda Lambert, who's nominated solo for Best Country Song as well as with the trio Pistol Annies for Best Country Album.

“I always looked forward to the GRAMMYS because sometimes you’d see things break there that you wouldn’t even know about, and I think there’s just a certain respect that we’ve all always had for the GRAMMYs that makes us so excited to be a nominee," Ashley Monroe, a member of Pistol Annies added.

The nomination party also gave artists a time to reflect on the past year, such as Billy Ray Cyrus, who was part of one of the biggest songs of the past year in "Old Town Road" with Lil Nas X.

“As soon as I heard it, I felt like similar to the first time I heard ‘Achy Breaky Heart,’ I said, I stood up and said, 'that song is me!'”

Even artists such as Steven Curtis Chapman said being nominated never gets old.

“How can it get old? You just got nominated for a GRAMMY! Who’s gonna go, ‘awe yeah, whatever’ – no, it’s awesome!” Chapman said.

The GRAMMY Awards will air on NewsChannel 5 on January 26th.