This is the first half of the nominations list for the 49th annual Grammy awards. Awards will be presented Feb. 11, 2007, in Los Angeles.

Blige tops Grammy nominations: Full analysis of the nominations

Second half of the nominations list.

For recordings released during the eligibility year October 1, 2005 through September 30, 2006. More or less than 5 nominations in a category is the result of ties.

RECORD OF THE YEAR
“Be Without You”, Mary J. Blige; Bryan-Michael Cox, producer; Danny Cheung, Tal Herzberg & Dave “Hard-Drive” Pensado, engineers/mixers; (track from “The Breakthrough”) [Geffen Records]
“You’re Beautiful”, James Blunt; Tom Rothrock, producer; Tom Rothrock & Mike Tarantino, engineers/mixers; (track from “Back To Bedlam”) [Custard/Atlantic]
“Not Ready To Make Nice”, Dixie Chicks; Rick Rubin, producer; Richard Dodd, Jim Scott & Chris Testa, engineers/mixers; (track from “Taking The Long Way”) [Open Wide/Columbia]
“Crazy”, Gnarls Barkley; Danger Mouse, producer; Ben H. Allen, Danger Mouse & Kennie Takahashi, engineers/mixers; (track from “St. Elsewhere:) [Downtown/Atlantic]
“Put Your Records On”, Corinne Bailey Rae; Steve Chrisanthou, producer; Steve Chrisanthou & Jeremy Wheatley, engineers/mixers; (track from “Corinne Bailey Rae”) [Capitol]

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
“Taking The Long Way”, Dixie Chicks; Rick Rubin, producer; Richard Dodd, Jim Scott & Chris Testa, engineers/mixers; Richard Dodd, mastering engineer; [Open Wide/Columbia]
“St. Elsewhere”, Gnarls Barkley; Danger Mouse, producer; Ben H. Allen, Danger Mouse & Kennie Takahashi, engineers/mixers; Mike Lazer, mastering engineer [Downtown/Atlantic]
“Continuum”, John Mayer; Steve Jordan & John Mayer, producers; John Alagia, Michael Brauer, Joe Ferla, Chad Franscoviak, Manny Marroquin & Dave O’Donnell, engineers/mixers; Greg Calbi, mastering engineer [Aware/Columbia]
“Stadium Arcadium”, Red Hot Chili Peppers; Rick Rubin, producer; Ryan Hewitt, Mark Linette & Andrew Scheps, engineers/mixers; Vlado Meller, mastering engineer [Warner Bros.]
“FutureSex/LoveSounds”, Justin Timberlake; Nate (Danga) Hills, Jawbreakers, Rick Rubin, Timbaland & Justin Timberlake, producers; Jimmy Douglass, Serban Ghenea, Padraic Kerin, Jason Lader, Andrew Scheps, Timbaland & Ethan Willoughby, engineers/mixers; Herb Powers, Jr., mastering engineer [Jive Records/Zomba Label Group]

SONG OF THE YEAR
“Be Without You”, Johnta Austin, Mary J. Blige, Bryan-Michael Cox & Jason Perry, songwriters (Mary J. Blige); (track from “The Breakthrough”) [Geffen Records; Publishers: Chrysalis Music, Mary J. Blige Music, Naked Under My Clothes Music, Universal Music Corp., Babyboy's Little Publishing, Jason's Lyrics, Noontime South, Reach Global Tunes, WB Music.]
“Jesus, Take The Wheel”, Brett James, Hillary Lindsey & Gordie Sampson, songwriters (Carrie Underwood); (track from “Some Hearts”) [Arista/Arista Nashville/19; Publishers: Dimensional Music of 1091/Sony/ATV Cross Keys Publishing, Raylene Music/BPJ Administration, No Such Music, Passing Stranger Music/1609 Songs/Music of Windswept.]
“Not Ready To Make Nice”, Martie Maguire, Natalie Maines, Emily Robison & Dan Wilson, songwriters (Dixie Chicks); (track from “Taking The Long Way”) [Open Wide/Columbia; Publishers: Woolly Puddin' Music, Chrysalis Music, Sugar Lake Music.]
“Put Your Records On”, John Beck, Steve Chrisanthou & Corinne Bailey Rae, songwriters (Corinne Bailey Rae); (track from “Corinne Bailey Rae”) [Capitol; Publisher: Global Talent Publishing.]
“You’re Beautiful”, James Blunt, Amanda Ghost & Sacha Skarbek, songwriters (James Blunt); (track from “Back To Bedlam”) [Custard/Atlantic; Publishers: EMI Blackwood Music, David Platz Music.]

NEW ARTIST
James Blunt
Chris Brown
Imogen Heap
Corinne Bailey Rae
Carrie Underwood

FEMALE POP VOCAL PERFORMANCE
“Ain’t No Other Man”, Christina Aguilera (track from “Back To Basics”) [RCA Records]
“Unwritten”, Natasha Bedingfield (track from “Unwritten”) [Epic/Phonogenic]
“You Can Close Your Eyes”, Sheryl Crow (track from “Sheryl Crow Artist’s Choice Deluxe Edition”) [Hear Music/Universal Music]
“Stupid Girls”, Pink (track from “I’m Not Dead”) [LaFace/Zomba Label Group]
“Black Horse And The Cherry Tree”, KT Tunstall [Relentless/Virgin]

MALE POP VOCAL PERFORMANCE
“You’re Beautiful”, James Blunt (track from “Back To Bedlam”) [Custard/Atlantic]
“Save Room”, John Legend (track from “Once Again”) [Columbia/GOOD/Sony Urban]
“Waiting On The World To Change”, John Mayer (track from “Continuum”) [Aware/Columbia]
“Jenny Wren”, Paul McCartney (track from “Chaos And Creation In The Backyard”) [Capitol]
“Bad Day”, Daniel Powter (track from “Daniel Powter”) [Warner Bros.]

POP PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP WITH VOCAL
“My Humps”, The Black Eyed Peas (track from “Monkey Business”) [A&M Records]
“I Will Follow You Into The Dark”, Death Cab For Cutie )track from “Plans”) [Atlantic Records]
“Over My Head (Cable Car)”, The Fray (track from “How To Save A Life”) [Epic]
“Is It Any Wonder?”, Keane (track from “Under The Iron Sea”) [Interscope Records]
“Stickwitu”, The Pussycat Dolls (track from “PCD”) [A&M Records]

POP COLLABORATION WITH VOCALS
“For Once In My Life”, Tony Bennett & Stevie Wonder (track from “Duets: An American Classic”) [RPM Records/Columbia]
“One”, Mary J. Blige & U2 (track from “The Breakthrough”) [Geffen/Matriarch Records]
“Always On Your Side”, Sheryl Crow & Sting (track from “Wildflower”) [A&M Records]
“Promiscuous”, Nelly Furtado & Timbaland (track from “Loose”) [Geffen/Mosley Music Group]
“Hips Don’t Lie”, Shakira & Wyclef Jean (track from “Oral Fixation Vol. 2″) [Epic]

POP INSTRUMENTAL PERFORMANCE
“Mornin'”, George Benson (& Al Jarreau) (track from “Givin’ It Up”) [Concord Records/Monster Music]
“Drifting”, Enya (track from “Amarantine”) [Reprise]
“Subterfuge”, Béla Fleck & The Flecktones (track from “The Hidden Land”) [Columbia/Legacy]
“Song H”, Bruce Hornsby (track from “Intersections: 1985 – 2005″) [RCA Legacy]
“My Favorite Things”, The Brian Setzer Orchestra (track from “Dig That Crazy Christmas”) [Surfdog Records]

POP INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM
“New Beginnings”, Gerald Albright [Peak Records]
“Fire Wire”, Larry Carlton [Bluebird/RCA Victor]
“X”, Fourplay [Bluebird/RCA Victor]
“Fingerprints”, Peter Frampton [A&M Records/New Door Records]
“Wrapped In A Dream”, Spyro Gyra [Heads Up International]

POP VOCAL ALBUM
“Back To Basics”, Christina Aguilera [RCA Records]
“Back To Bedlam”, James Blunt [Custard/Atlantic]
“The River In Reverse”, Elvis Costello & Allen Toussaint [Verve Forecast]
“Continuum”, John Mayer [Aware/Columbia]
“FutureSex/LoveSounds”, Justin Timberlake [Jive Records/Zomba Label Group]

DANCE RECORDING
“Suffer Well”, Depeche Mode; Ben Hillier, producer; Steve Fitzmaurice & Ben Hillier, mixers (Track from “Playing The Angel”) [Sire/Reprise/Mute]
“Ooh La La”, Goldfrapp; Goldfrapp, producers; Mark “Spike” Stent, mixer (Track from “Supernature”) [Mute]
“Get Together”, Madonna; Madonna & Stuart Price, producers; Mark “Spike” Stent, mixer (track from “Confessions On A Dance Floor”) [Warner Bros.]
“I’m With Stupid”, Pet Shop Boys; Trevor Horn, producer; Robert Orton, mixer (track from “Fundamental”) [Rhino Entertainment]
“Sexy Back”, Justin Timberlake & Timbaland; Danja, Timbaland & Justin Timberlake, producers; Jimmy Douglass, mixer [Jive Records/Zomba Label Group]

ELECTRONIC/DANCE ALBUM
“Supernature”, Goldfrapp [Mute]
“Confessions On A Dance Floor”, Madonna [Warner Bros.]
“A Lively Mind”, Oakenfold [Maverick]
“Fundamental”, Pet Shop Boys [Rhino Entertainment]
“The Garden”, Zero 7 [Atlantic]

TRADITIONAL POP VOCAL ALBUM
“Duets: An American Classic”, Tony Bennett [RPM Records/Columbia]
“Caught In The Act”, Michael Bublé [143-Reprise]
“Wintersong”, Sarah McLachlan [Arista Records/Nettwerk]
“Bette Midler Sings The Peggy Lee Songbook”, Bette Midler [Columbia]
“Timeless Love”, Smokey Robinson [New Door Records]

SOLO ROCK VOCAL PERFORMANCE
“Nausea”, Beck [Interscope Records]
“Someday Baby”, Bob Dylan (track from “Modern Times”) [Columbia]
“Route 66″, John Mayer (track from “Cars – Soundtrack” Various Artists) [Disney]
“Saving Grace”, Tom Petty (track from “Highway Companion”) [American]
“Lookin’ For A Leader”, Neil Young (track from “Living With War”) [Reprise]

ROCK PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP WITH VOCAL
“Talk”, Coldplay (track from “X&Y”) [Capitol]
“How To Save A Life”, The Fray (track from “How To Save A Life”) [Epic]
“Steady, As She Goes”, The Raconteurs (track from “Broken Boy Soldiers”) [V2/Third Man Records]
“Dani California”, Red Hot Chili Peppers (track from “Stadium Arcadium”) [Warner Bros.]
“The Saints Are Coming”, U2 & Green Day [Interscope Records/Warner Bros.]

HARD ROCK PERFORMANCE
“Crazy Bitch”, Buckcherry [Eleven Seven Music]
“Every Day Is Exactly The Same”, Nine Inch Nails (track from “With Teeth”) [nothing/Interscope Records]
“Lonely Day”, System Of A Down (track from “Hypnotize”) [American/Columbia]
“Vicarious”, Tool (track from “10,000 Days”) [Volcano/Zomba Label Group]
“Woman”, Wolfmother (track from “Wolfmother”) [Modular/Interscope Records]

METAL PERFORMANCE
“Redneck”, Lamb Of God (track from “Sacrament”) [Epic]
“Colony Of Birchmen”, Mastodon (track from “Blood Mountain”) [Reprise/Relapse Records]
“Lies, Lies, Lies”, Ministry (track from “Rio Grande Blood”) [13th Planet Records/Megaforce Records]
“Eyes Of The Insane”, Slayer (track from “Christ Illusion”) [American]
“30/30-150″, Stone Sour [Roadrunner Records]

ROCK INSTRUMENTAL PERFORMANCE
“Chun Li’s Flying Bird Kick”, Arctic Monkeys [Domino Recording]
“The Wizard Turns On…”, The Flaming Lips (track from “At War With The Mystics”) [Warner Bros.]
“Black Hole Sun”, Peter Frampton [A&M Records/New Door Records]
“Catsellorizon”, David Gilmour (track from “On An Island”) [Columbia]
“Super Colossal”, Joe Satriani (track from “Super Colossal”) [Epic]

ROCK SONG
“Chasing Cars”, Nathan Connolly, Gary Lightbody, Jonny Quinn, Tom Simpson & Paul Wilson, songwriters (Snow Patrol) (track from “Eyes Open”) [A&M Records; Publisher: Big Life Music.]
“Dani California”, Flea, John Frusciante, Anthony Kiedis & Chad Smith, songwriters (Red Hot Chili Peppers) (track from “Stadium Arcadium”) [Warner Bros.; Publisher: Moebetoblame Music.]
“Lookin’ For A Leader”, Neil Young, songwriter (Neil Young) (track from “Living With War”) [Reprise; Publisher: Silver Fiddle Music.]
“Someday Baby”, Bob Dylan, songwriter (Bob Dylan) (track from “Modern Times”) [Columbia; Publisher: Bob Dylan.]
“When You Were Young”, Brandon Flowers, Dave Keuning, Mark Stoermer & Ronnie Vannucci, songwriters (The Killers) [Island Records; Publisher: Universal-Polygram Int.]

ROCK ALBUM
“Try!”, John Mayer Trio [Aware/Columbia]
“Highway Companion”, Tom Petty [American]
“Broken Boy Soldiers”, The Raconteurs [V2/Third Man Records]
“Stadium Arcadium”, Red Hot Chili Peppers [Warner Bros.]
“Living With War”, Neil Young [Reprise]

ALTERNATIVE MUSIC ALBUM
“Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not”, Arctic Monkeys [Domino Recording]
“At War With The Mystics”, The Flaming Lips [Warner Bros.]
“St. Elsewhere”, Gnarls Barkley [Downtown/Atlantic]
“Show Your Bones”, Yeah Yeah Yeahs [Interscope Records]
“The Eraser”, Thom Yorke [XL Recordings]

FEMALE R&B VOCAL PERFORMANCE
“Ring The Alarm”, Beyoncé (track from “B’Day”) [Sony Urban Music/Columbia]
“Be Without You”, Mary J. Blige (track from “The Breakthrough”) [Geffen Records]
“Don’t Forget About Us”, Mariah Carey (track from “The Emancipation Of Mimi” (Ultra Platinum Edition)) [Island Records]
“Day Dreaming”, Natalie Cole (track from “Leavin'”) [Verve Records]
“I Am Not My Hair, India.Arie (track from “Testimony: Vol. 1, Life & Relationship”) [Motown Records]

MALE R&B VOCAL PERFORMANCE
“Heaven”, John Legend (track from “Once Again”) [Columbia/GOOD/Sony Urban Music]
“So Sick”, Ne-Yo (track from “In My Own Words”) [Def Jam Recordings]
“Black Sweat”, Prince (track from “3121”) [Universal Records]
“I Call It Love”, Lionel Richie (track from “Coming Home”) [Island Def Jam Recordings]
“Got You Home”, Luther Vandross [J Records/Epic/Legacy Recordings]

R&B PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP WITH VOCALS
“Breezin'”, George Benson & Al Jarreau (track from “Givin’ It Up”) [Concord Records/Monster Music]
“Love Changes”, Jamie Foxx Featuring Mary J. Blige (track from “Unpredictable”) [J Records]
“Everyday (Family Reunion)”, Chaka Khan, Gerald Levert, Yolanda Adams & Carl Thomas (track from “Madea’s Family Reunion – Music From The Motion Picture”) [Motown Records]
“Family Affair”, (Sly & The Family Stone), John Legend, Joss Stone With Van Hunt (track from “Different Strokes By Different Folks”) [Epic/Legacy Recordings]
“Beautiful, Loved And Blessed”, Prince & Támar (track from “3121”) [Universal Records]

TRADITIONAL R&B VOCAL PERFORMANCE
“Christmas Time Is Here”, Anita Baker (track from “Christmas Fantasy”) [Blue Note Records]
“God Bless The Child”, George Benson & Al Jarreau Featuring Jill Scott (track from “Givin’ It Up”) [Concord Records/Monster Music]
“I Found My Everything”, Mary J. Blige Featuring Raphael Saadiq (track from “The Breakthrough”) [Geffen Records]
“You Are So Beautiful”, Sam Moore Featuring Billy Preston, Zucchero, Eric Clapton & Robert Randolph (track from “Overnight Sensational”) [Rhino Entertainment]
“How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)”, The Temptations (track from “Reflections”) [New Door Records]

URBAN/ALTERNATIVE PERFORMANCE
“Crazy”, Gnarls Barkley (track from “St. Elsewhere”) [Downtown/Atlantic]
“That Heat”, Segio Mendes Featuring Erykah Badu & Will.i.am (track from “Timeless”) [Concord Records/Hear Music]
“Mas Que Nada”, Sergio Mendes Featuring The Black Eyed Peas (track from “Timeless”) [Concord Records/Hear Music/Will.i.am music]
“Idlewild Blue (Don’t Chu Worry ‘Bout Me)”, Outkast (track from “Idlewild”) [La Face Records/Zomba Label Group]
“3121”, Prince (track from “3121”) [Universal Records]

R&B SONG
“Be Without You”, Johnta Austin, Mary J. Blige, Bryan-Michael Cox & Jason Perry, songwriters (Mary J. Blige) (track from “The Breakthrough”) [Geffen Records; Publishers: Chrysalis Music, Mary J. Blige Music, Naked Under My Clothes Music, Universal Music Corp., Babyboy's Little Publishing, Jason's Lyrics, Noontime South, Reach Global Tunes, WB Music.]
“Black Sweat”, Prince, songwriter (Prince) (track from “3121”) [Universal Records; Publisher: Controversy Music.]
“Deja Vu”, Shawn Carter, Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins, Beyoncé Knowles, Makeba, Keli Nicole Price & Delisha Thomas, songwriters (Beyoncé Featuring Jay-Z) [Sony Urban Music/Columbia; Publishers: Beyoncé Publishing, EMI Blackwood Music, 23000 Music Publishing, Makeba Yoga Flames Music/Janice Combs Publishing/EMI Blackwood, Price Tag, EMI April Music/Carter Boys Publishing.]
“Don’t Forget About Us”, Johnta Austin, Mariah Carey, Bryan-Michael Cox & Jermaine Dupri, songwriters (Mariah Carey) (track from “The Emancipation Of Mimi (Ultra Platinum Edition)”) [Island Records; Publishers: Rye Songs, Shaniah Cymone Music, EMI April Music, Babyboy's Little Publishing Company, Noontime South, Naked Under My Clothes, Chrysalis Music.]
“I Am Not My Hair, Drew Ramsey, Shannon Sanders & India Arie Simpson, songwriters (India.Arie) (track from “Testimony: Vol. 1, Life & Relationship”) [Motown Records; Publishers: Gold & Iron Music, Wang Out Music Sony, Combustion Windswept, Noka International/Famous Music.]

R&B ALBUM
“The Breakthrough”, Mary J. Blige [Geffen Records]
“Unpredictable”, Jamie Foxx [J Records]
“Testimony: Vol. 1, Life & Relationship”, India.Arie [Motown Records]
“3121”, Prince [Universal Republic]
“Coming Home”, Lionel Richie [Island Def Jam Recordings]

CONTEMPORARY R&B ALBUM
“B’Day”, Beyoncé [Sony Urban Music/Columbia]
“Chris Brown”, Chris Brown [Jive Records/Zomba Label Group]
“20 Y.O.”, Janet Jackson [Virgin Records]
“Kelis Was Here”, Kelis [Jive Records/Zomba Label Group/Dope Entertainment]
“In My Own Words”, Ne-Yo[Def Jam Recordings]

RAP SOLO PERFORMANCE
“Touch It”, Busta Rhymes (track from “The Big Bang”) [Aftermath/Interscope Records]
“We Run This”, Missy Elliott (track from “The Cookbook”) [Goldmind/Atlantic]
“Kick, Push”, Lupe Fiasco (track from “Lupe Fiasco’s Food & Liquor”) [1st & 15th/Atlantic]
“Undeniable”, Mos Def [Geffen Records]
“What You Know”, T.I. (track from “King”) [Grand Hustle/Atlantic]

RAP PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP
“Ridin”, Chamillionaire Featuring Krayzie Bone [Universal Records]
“Georgia”, Ludacris & Field Mob (Featuring Jamie Foxx) (track from “Ludacris Presents…Disturbing Tha Peace And From Field Mob – Light Poles And Pine Trees”) [DTP/Geffen/Def Jam Recordings]
“Grillz”, Nelly Featuring Paul Wall, Ali & Gipp (track from “Sweatsuit”) [Universal Records]
“Mighty “O””, Outkast [La Face/Zomba Label Group]
“Don’t Feel Right”, The Roots [Def Jam Recordings]

RAP/SUNG COLLABORATION
“Smack That”, Akon Featuring Eminem [SRC/Universal Records]
“Deja Vu”, Beyoncé Featuring Jay-Z [Sony Urban Music/Columbia]
“Shake That”, Eminem Featuring Nate Dogg (track from “Curtain Call – The Hits”) [Aftermath/Shady/Interscope Records]
“Unpredictable”, Jamie Foxx Featuring Ludacris (track from “Unpredictable”) [J Records]
“My Love”, Justin Timberlake Featuring T.I. (track from “FutureSex/LoveSounds”) [Jive Records/Zomba Label Group]

RAP SONG
“It’s Goin’ Down”, Chadron Moore & Jasiel Robinson, songwriters (Yung Joc) (track from “New Joc City”) [Bad Boy South; Publishers: Granny Man Publishing, Malik/Mekhi Music, Basement Funk, Regina's Son Music.]
“Kick, Push”, Wasalu Muhammad Jaco, songwriter (Lupe Fiasco) (track from “Lupe Fiasco’s Food & Liquor”) [1st & 15th/Atlantic; Publishers: Hey Lu Chill Music/Heavy as Heaven, 1st & 15th Publishing/Mr. Lopez Music.]
“Money Maker”, Christopher Bridges & Pharrell Williams, songwriters (Ludacris Featuring Pharrell) (track from “Release Therapy”) [Disturbing The Peace/Def Jam Recordings; Publishers: EMI Blackwood Music, Waters of Nazareth Publishing.]
“Ridin”, Anthony Henderson, J. Slainas, O. Salinas & Hakeem Seriki, songwriters (Chamillionaire Featuring Krayzie Bone) [Universal Records; Publishers: Chamilitary Camp Music, Play-N-Skilz Music, EMI Publishing.]
“What You Know”, A. Davis & Clifford Harris, songwriters; (Donny Hathaway, Leroy Hutson & Curtis Mayfield, songwriters) (T.I.) (track from “King”) [Grand Hustle/Atlantic; Publishers: Club Crown Publishing, Toomp Stone Publishing, Careers-BMG Music, WB Music Corp., Warner-Tamerlane Publishing.]

RAP ALBUM
“Lupe Fiasco’s Food & Liquor”, Lupe Fiasco [1st & 15th/Atlantic]
“Release Therapy”, Ludacris [Disturbing Tha Peace]
“In My Mind”, Pharrell [Star Trak/Interscope Records]
“Game Theory”, The Roots [Def Jam Recordings]
“King”, T.I. [Grand Hustle/Atlantic]

FEMALE COUNTRY VOCAL PERFORMANCE
“Kerosene”, Miranda Lambert (track from “Kerosene”) [Epic]
“I Still Miss Someone”, Martina McBride [RCA Nashville]
“Something’s Gotta Give”, LeAnn Rimes (track from “This Woman”) [Curb Records]
“Jesus, Take The Wheel”, Carrie Underwood (track from “Some Hearts”) [Arista/Arista Nashville/19]
“I Don’t Feel Like Loving You Today”, Gretchen Wilson [Epic Nashville]

MALE COUNTRY VOCAL PERFORMANCE
“Every Mile A Memory”, Dierks Bentley [Capitol Records Nashville]
“The Reason Why”, Vince Gill [MCA Nashville]
“The Seashores Of Old Mexico”, George Strait (track from “Somewhere Down In Texas”) [MCA Nashville]
“Would You Go With Me”, Josh Turner (track from “Your Man”) [MCA Nashville]
“Once In A Lifetime”, Keith Urban [Capitol Records Nashville]

COUNTRY PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP WITH VOCAL
“Not Ready To Make Nice”, Dixie Chicks (track from “Taking The Long Way”) [Open Wide/Columbia]
“Heaven’s My Home”, The Duhks (track from “Migrations”) [Sugar Hill Records]
“Boondocks”, Little Big Town (track from “The Road To Here”) [Equity Music Group]
“What Hurts The Most”, Rascal Flatts (track from “Me And My Gang”) [Lyric Street Records]
“Leave The Pieces”, The Wreckers (track from “Stand Still – Look Pretty”) [Maverick]

COUNTRY COLLABORATION WITH VOCALS
“Who Says You Can’t Go Home”, Bon Jovi & Jennifer Nettles (track from “Have A Nice Day”) [Island]
“Tomorrow Is Forever”, Solomon Burke & Dolly Parton (track from “Nashville”) Shout! Factory]
“Calling Me”, Kenny Rogers & Don Henley (track from “Water & Bridges”) [Capitol Records Nashville]
“Midnight Angel”, Rhonda Vincent & Bobby Osborne (track from “All American Bluegrass Girl”) [Rounder]
“Love Will Always Win”, Trisha Yearwood & Garth Brooks (track from “Jasper County”) [MCA Nashville]

COUNTRY INSTRUMENTAL PERFORMANCE
“Jerusalem Ridge”, Casey Driessen (track from “3D“) [Sugar Hill Records]
“Gameshow Rag/Cannonball Rag”, Tommy Emmanuel (track from “The Mystery”) [Favored Nations Acoustic]
“Whiskey Before Breakfast”, Bryan Sutton & Doc Watson (track from “Not Too Far From The Tree”) [Sugar Hill Records]
“The Eleventh Reel”, Chris Thile (track from “How To Grow A Woman From The Ground”) [Sugar Hill Records]
“Nature Of The Beast”, Jim VanCleve (track from “No Apologies”) [Rural Rhythm Records]

COUNTRY SONG
“Every Mile A Memory”, Brett Beavers, Dierks Bentley & Steve Bogard, songwriters (Dierks Bentley) [Capitol Records Nashville; Publishers: Dierks Bentley Publishing, Brett Beavers Publishing, Ensign Music, Rancho Papa Music.]
“I Don’t Feel Like Loving You Today”, Matraca Berg & Jim Collins, songwriters (Gretchen Wilson) [Epic Nashville; Publishers: Songs of Universal, Hannaberg Music, Warner-Tamerlane Publishing, Make Shift Music.]
“Jesus, Take The Wheel”, Brett James, Hillary Lindsey & Gordie Sampson, songwriters (Carrie Underwood) (track from “Some Hearts”) [Arista/Arista Nashville/19; Publishers: Dimensional Music of 1091/Sony/ATV Cross Keys Publishing, Raylene Music/BPJ Administration, No Such Music, Passing Stranger Music/1609 Songs/Music of Windswept.]
“Like Red On A Rose”, Melanie Castleman & Robert Lee Castleman, songwriters (Alan Jackson) (track from “Like Red On A Rose”) [Arista Nashville/Sony BMG; Publishers: Farm Use Only Music, Cassamel Music.]
“What Hurts The Most”, Steve Robson & Jeffrey Steele, songwriters (Rascal Flatts) (track from “Me And My Gang”) [Lyric Street Records; Publishers: Gottahaveable Music, Songs of Windswept Pacific, Almo Music.]

COUNTRY ALBUM
“Taking The Long Way”, Dixie Chicks [Open Wide/Columbia]
“Like Red On A Rose”, Alan Jackson [Arista Nashville/Sony BMG]
“The Road To Here”, Little Big Town [Equity Music Group]
“You Don’t Know Me: The Songs Of Cindy Walker”, Willie Nelson [Lost Highway]
“Your Man”, Josh Turner [MCA Nashville]

BLUEGRASS ALBUM
“Long List Of Heartaches”, The Grascals [Rounder]
“Bluegrass”, Jim Lauderdale [Yep Roc]
“Instrumentals”, Ricky Skaggs And Kentucky Thunder [Skaggs Family Records]
“Live At The Ryman”, Marty Stuart And His Fabulous Superlatives [Superlatone Records/Universal South Records]
“All American Bluegrass Girl”, Rhonda Vincent [Rounder]

NEW AGE ALBUM
“A Posteriori”, Enigma [Virgin Records]
“Amarantine”, Enya [Reprise]
“Beyond Words”, Gentle Thunder With Will Clipman & AmoChip Dabney [Delvian Records / GT Productions]
“Elements Series: Fire”, Peter Kater [Real Music]
“The Magical Journeys Of Andreas Vollenweider”, Andreas Vollenweider [Kin Kou/SLG Records]

CONTEMPORARY JAZZ ALBUM
“The Hidden Land”, Béla Fleck & The Flecktones [Columbia]
“People People Music Music”, Groove Collective [Savoy Jazz Worldwide]
“Rewind That”, Christian Scott [Concord Jazz]
“Sexotica”, Sex Mob [Thirsty Ear Recordings, Inc.]
“Who Let The Cats Out?”, Mike Stern [Heads Up]

JAZZ VOCAL ALBUM
“Footprints”, Karrin Allyson [Concord Jazz]
“Easy To Love”, Roberta Gambarini [Groovin' High/Kindred Rhythm]
“Live At Jazz Standard With Fred Hersch”, Nancy King [Maxjazz]
“From This Moment On”, Diana Krall [Verve]
“Turned To Blue”, Nancy Wilson [MCG Jazz]

JAZZ INSTRUMENTAL SOLO
“Some Skunk Funk”, Michael Brecker, soloist (track from “Some Skunk Funk” (Randy Brecker w/Michael Brecker)) [Telarc Jazz/BHM]
“Paq Man”, Paquito D’Rivera, soloist (track from “From The Heart” (Hilario Duran And His Latin Jazz Big Band)) [Alma Records]
“Freedom Jazz Dance”, Taylor Eigsti, soloist (track from “Lucky To Be Me”) [Concord Jazz]
“Hippidy Hop (Drum Solo)”, Roy Haynes, soloist (track from “Whereas”) [Dreyfus Jazz]
“Hope”, Branford Marsalis, soloist (track from “Braggtown”) [Marsalis Music/Rounder]

JAZZ INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM, INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP
“Sound Grammar”, Ornette Coleman [Sound Grammar]
“The Ultimate Adventure”, Chick Corea [Stretch Records]
“Trio Beyond – Saudades”, Jack DeJohnette, Larry Goldings & John Scofield [ECM]
“Beyond The Wall”, Kenny Garrett [Nonesuch]
“Sonny, Please”, Sonny Rollins [Doxy Records]

LARGE JAZZ ENSEMBLE ALBUM
“Some Skunk Funk”, Randy Brecker With Michael Brecker, Jim Beard, Will Lee, Peter Erskine, Marcio Doctor & Vince Mendoza conducting The WDR Big Band Köln [Telarc Jazz/BHM]
“Spirit Music”, Bob Brookmeyer – New Art Orchestra [ArtistShare]
“Streams Of Expression”, Joe Lovano Ensemble [Blue Note Records]
“Live In Tokyo At The Blue Note”, Mingus Big Band [Sunnyside/Sue Mingus Music]
“Up From The Skies – Music Of Jim McNeely”, The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra [Planet Arts Recordings]

LATIN JAZZ ALBUM
“Codes”, Ignacio Berroa [Blue Note Records]
“Cubist Music”, Edsel Gomez [Zoho]
“Simpático”, The Brian Lynch/Eddie Palmieri Project [ArtistShare]
“Absolute Quintet”, Dafnis Prieto [Zoho]
“Viva”, Diego Urcola, Edward Simon, Avishai Cohen, Antonio Sanchez & Pernell Saturnino [CAM Jazz]

Second half of the nominations list.

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