Atlanta and Georgia Grammy nods plentiful

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Yesterday the nominations for the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards were announced, and there are plenty of Atlanta and Georgia performers in the running, especially in the rap and country categories. (Sidenote: Justin Timberlake loves an Atlanta collaboration):

Best New Artist
Zac Brown Band
Keri Hilson

Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals
Ciara and Justin Timberlake, “Love Sex Magic”

Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group
“Amazing,” Kanye West and Young Jeezy

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
“Knock You Down,” Keri Hilson, Kanye West, and Ne-Yo
“Dead and Gone,” T.I. and Justin Timberlake

Best Rap Song
“Dead and Gone,” T.I. and Justin Timberlake

Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals
Zac Brown Band, “Chicken Fried”
Lady Antebellum, “I Run to You”
Sugarland, “It Happens”

Best Country Song
“I Run to You,” Lady Antebellum

Best Country Album
The Foundation, Zac Brown Band

Best Gospel Performance
“Born Again,” Third Day

Best Gospel Song
“Born Again, Third Day

Best Rock or Rap Gospel Album
Live Revelations, Third Day

Best Spoken Word Album
We Can Have Peace in the Holy Land, Jimmy Carter

Producer of the Year (non-Classical)
Brendan O’Brien

Best Surround Sound Album
Transmigration, Robert Spano, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Choruses

Best Southern, Country, or Bluegrass Gospel Album
In God’s Time, Barry Scott & Second Wind

Congrats to all–watch who wins on CBS, January 31, and see the complete list of nominations here

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