Nashville’s biggest stars came out to celebrate their Grammy nominations Monday night.
The Nashville chapter of the Grammys has nominees in 34 categories, nearly half of the total number. The genres go far beyond just country and include Bluegrass, Contemporary Christian, Reggae and many others.
Cam, one of the most talked about stars Monday, had another reason to be excited. In addition to her Grammy nomination, she was just nominated for four Academy of Country Music Awards, the most by any female country star.
The “Burning House” singer has had a lot of success over the last year. She credits radio DJ Bobby Bones for suggesting she perform the now smash hit on his show.
“That day literally changed for me what happened,” she said. “I went in and Bobby said, 'I like that song let's play it' and it just shot up. I owe that show a lot because that was a big deal.”
Charles Kelley, of Lady Antebellum, was also seen on the red carpet. However, he was without his bandmates. Kelley has launched a solo career and his first solo album will be released this week.
Ironically enough, Kelley is nominated for Best Country Duo/Group Performance for his song, “The Driver,” which he performed with Dierks Bentley and Eric Paslay.
That nomination was a much needed vote of confidence for him.
“There were definitely some nerves,” he said. “I was anxious to see how it was going to be received, and I'm not going to lie, to have that validation from your peers, it meant the world”
The Grammys airs Monday, February 15 at 7 p.m. central time on News Channel 5.