West, Winehouse lead the pack

This is the first half of the nominations list for the 50th annual Grammy Awards. Awards will be presented Feb. 10, 2008, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

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RECORD OF THE YEAR
Irreplaceable – Beyoncé; Beyoncé Knowles, S. Smith & Stargate, producers; Jim Caruana, Jason Goldstein & Geoff Rice, engineers/mixers; Track from: “B’Day”; [Sony Urban Music/Columbia/Music World Productions]
The Pretender – Foo Fighters; Gil Norton, producer; Adrian Bushby & Rich Costey, engineers/mixers [Roswell/RCA Records]
Umbrella – Rihanna Featuring Jay-Z; Kuk Harrell & C. “Tricky” Stewart, producers; Kuk Harrell & Manny Marroquin, engineers/mixers; Track from: “Good Girl Gone Bad” [Def Jam]
What Goes Around…Comes Around – Justin Timberlake; Nate (Danja) Hills, Timbaland & Justin Timberlake, producers; Jimmy Douglass & Timbaland, engineers/mixers; [Jive/Zomba]
Rehab – Amy Winehouse; Mark Ronson, producer; Tom Elmhirst, engineer/mixer; Track from: “Back To Black” [Universal Republic Records]

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
“Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace” – Foo Fighters; Gil Norton, producer; Adrian Bushby & Rich Costey, engineers/mixers; Brian Gardner, mastering engineer [Roswell/RCA Records]
“These Days”Vince Gill; John Anderson, Guy Clarke, Rodney Crowell, Diana Krall & The Del McCoury Band, featured artists; Vince Gill, John Hobbs & Justin Niebank, producers; Neal Cappellino & Justin Niebank, engineers/mixers; Adam Ayan, mastering engineer [MCA Nashville]
“River: The Joni Letters” – Herbie Hancock; Leonard Cohen, Norah Jones, Joni Mitchell, Corinne Bailey Rae, Luciana Souza & Tina Turner, featured artists; Herbie Hancock & Larry Klein, producers; Helik Hadar, engineer/mixer; Bernie Grundman, mastering engineer [Verve]
“Graduation” – Kanye West; Dwele, Lil Wayne, Mos Def & T-Pain, featured artists; Warryn “Baby Dubb” Campbell, Eric Hudson, Brian “Allday”Miller, Nottz, Patrick “Plain Pat” Reynolds, Gee Roberson, Toomp & Kanye West, producers; Bruce Beuchner, Andrew Dawson, Mike Dean, Anthony Kilhoffer, Greg Koller, Manny Marroquin, Nottz Raw, Tony Rey, Seiji Sekine, Paul Sheehy & D. Sloan, engineers/mixers; Vlado Meller, mastering engineer [Roc-A-Fella Records]
“Back To Black” – Amy Winehouse; Mark Ronson & Salaamremi, producers; Tom Elmhirst, Gary Noble & Franklin Socorro, engineers/mixers; Mark Ronson, mastering engineer [Universal Republic Records]

SONG OF THE YEAR
“Before He Cheats” – Josh Kear & Chris Tompkins, songwriters (Carrie Underwood); Track from: “Some Hearts” [19 Recordings/Arista Nashville; Publishers: That Little House Music, Mighty Underdog Music/Sony/ATV Cross Keys]
“Hey There Delilah” – Tom Higgenson, songwriter (Plain White T’s); Track from: “Every Second Counts” [Hollywood Records/Fearless Records; Publisher: So Happy Publishing]
“Like A Star” – Corinne Bailey Rae, songwriter (Corinne Bailey Rae); Track from: “Corinne Bailey Rae” [Capitol Records; Publisher: Global Talent Publishing]
“Rehab” – Amy Winehouse, songwriter (Amy Winehouse); Track from: “Back To Black” [Universal Republic Records; Publisher: EMI Music Publishing]
“Umbrella” – Shawn Carter, Kuk Harrell, Terius “Dream”Nash & Christopher Stewart, songwriters (Rihanna Featuring Jay-Z); Track from: “Good Girl Gone Bad”[Def Jam]

NEW ARTIST
Feist
Ledisi
Paramore
Taylor Swift
Amy Winehouse

FEMALE POP VOCAL PERFORMANCE
“Candyman” – Christina Aguilera [RCA Records]
“1234” – Feist; Track from: “The Reminder” [Cherry Tree / Interscope Records]
“Big Girls Don’t Cry” – Fergie; Track from: “The Dutchess” [A&M Records]
“Say It Right” – Nelly Furtado; Track from: “Loose” [Geffen]
“Rehab” – Amy Winehouse; Track from: “Back To Black” [Universal Republic Records]

MALE POP VOCAL PERFORMANCE
“Everything” – Michael Bublé; Track from: “Call Me Irresponsible” [143 Records/Reprise]
“Belief” – John Mayer Track from: “The Village Sessions” [Columbia/Aware]
“Dance Tonight” – Paul McCartney; Track from: “Memory Almost Full” [MPL/Hear Music]
“Amazing” – Seal [Warner Bros.]
“What Goes Around…Comes Around” – Justin Timberlake [Jive]

POP PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP WITH VOCAL
“(You Want To) Make A Memory” – Bon Jovi; Track from: “Lost Highway” [Island/Mercury]
“Home” – Daughtry [RCA Records/19 Recordings]
“Makes Me Wonder” – Maroon 5; Track from: “It Won’t Be Soon Before Long” [Octone/A&M Records]
“Hey There Delilah” – Plain White T’s; Track from: “Every Second Counts” [Hollywood Records]
“Window In The Skies” – U2; Track from: “U218 – Singles” [Interscope Records]

POP COLLABORATION WITH VOCALS
“Steppin’ Out” – Tony Bennett & Christina Aguilera; Track from: “Duets: An American Classic” [Columbia]
“Beautiful Liar” – Beyoncé & Shakira; Track from: “B’Day (Deluxe Edition)” [Columbia/Sony Urban]
“Gone Gone Gone (Done Moved On)” – Robert Plant & Alison Krauss; [Rounder Records]
“The Sweet Escape” – Gwen Stefani & Akon; Track from: “The Sweet Escape” [Interscope Records]“Give It To Me” – Timbaland Featuring Nelly Furtado & Justin Timberlake Track from: “Timbaland Presents: Shock Value” [Mosley/Blackground/Interscope Records]

POP INSTRUMENTAL PERFORMANCE
“Off The Grid” – Beastie Boys; Track from: “The Mix-Up” [Capitol Records]
“Paris Sunrise #7″ – Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals; Track from: “Lifeline” [Virgin Records]
“Over The Rainbow” – Dave Koz; Track from: “At The Movies” [Capitol Records]
“One Week Last Summer” – Joni Mitchell; Track from: “Shine” [Hear Music]
“Simple Pleasures” – Spyro Gyra; Track from: “Good To Go-Go” – [Heads Up International]

POP INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM
“The Mix-Up” – Beastie Boys [Capitol Records]
“Italia” – Chris Botti [Columbia]
“At The Movies” – Dave Koz [Capitol/EMI]
“Good To Go-Go” – Spyro Gyra [Heads Up International]

POP VOCAL ALBUM
“Lost Highway” – Bon Jovi [Island/Mercury]
“The Reminder” – Feist [Cherry Tree/Interscope Records]
“It Won’t Be Soon Before Long” – Maroon 5 [Octone/A&M Records]
“Memory Almost Full” – Paul McCartney [MPL/Hear Music]
“Back To Black” – Amy Winehouse [Universal Republic Records]

DANCE RECORDING
“Do It Again” – The Chemical Brothers; Tom Rowlands & Ed Simons, producers Track from: “We Are The Night” [Astralwerks]
“D.A.N.C.E.” – Justice; Gaspard Auge & Xavier de Rosnay, producers; Gaspard Auge & Xavier de Rosnay, mixers [Ed Banger/Vice/Because]
“Love Today” – Mika; Jodi Marr, John Merchant, Mika & Greg Wells, producers; Greg Wells, mixer Track from: “Life In Cartoon Motion” [Casablanca/Universal Republic Records]
“Don’t Stop The Music” – Rihanna; StarGate, producer; Phil Tan, mixer Track from: “Good Girl Gone Bad” [Def Jam]
“LoveStoned/I Think She Knows – Justin Timberlake; Nate (Danja) Hills, Timbaland & Justin Timberlake, producers; Jimmy Douglass & Timbaland, mixers Track from: “FutureSex/LoveSounds” [Jive/Zomba]

ELECTRONIC/DANCE ALBUM
“We Are The Night” – The Chemical Brothers [Astralwerks]
“D.A.N.C.E.” – Justice [Ed Banger/Vice/Because]
“Sound Of Silver” – LCD Soundsystem [Capitol Records/DFA]
“We Are Pilots “ – Shiny Toy Guns [Universal Motown]
“Elements Of Life” – Tiësto [Ultra Records]

TRADITIONAL POP VOCAL ALBUM
“Call Me Irresponsible” – Michael Bublé [143 Records/Reprise]
“Cool Yule” – Bette Midler [Columbia]
“Trav’lin’ Light” – Queen Latifah [Verve]
“Live In Concert 2006″ – Barbra Streisand [Columbia]
“James Taylor At Christmas” – James Taylor [Columbia]

SOLO ROCK VOCAL PERFORMANCE
“Timebomb” – Beck [Interscope Records]
“Only Mama Knows” – Paul McCartney; Track from: “Memory Almost Full” [MPL/Hear Music]
“Our Country” – John Mellencamp; Track from: “Freedom’s Road” [Universal Republic Records]
“Radio Nowhere” – Bruce Springsteen; Track from: “Magic” [Columbia]
“Come On” – Lucinda Williams; Track from: “West” [Lost Highway Records]

ROCK PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP WITH VOCAL
“It’s Not Over” – Daughtry [RCA Records/19 Recordings]
“Working Class Hero” – Green Day; Track from: “Instant Karma – The Campaign To Save Darfur” [Warner Bros.]
“If Everyone Cared” – Nickelback; Track from: “All The Right Reasons Special Edition” [Roadrunner Records]
“Instant Karma” – U2; Track from: “Instant Karma – The Campaign To Save Darfur” [Warner Bros.]
“Icky Thump” – The White Stripes; Track from: “Icky Thump” [Third Man/Warner Bros.]

HARD ROCK PERFORMANCE
“Sweet Sacrifice” – Evanescence; Track from: “The Open Door” [Wind-up Records, LLC]
“The Pretender” – Foo Fighters; [Roswell/RCA Records]
“I Don’t Wanna Stop” – Ozzy Osbourne; Track from: “Black Rain” [Epic]
“Sick, Sick, Sick” – Queens Of The Stone Age; rack from: “Era Vulgaris” [Interscope Recods]
“The Pot” – Tool; Track from: “10,000 Days” [Volcano]

METAL PERFORMANCE
“Nothing Left” – As I Lay Dying; Track from: “An Ocean Between Us” [Metal Blade Records]
“Never Ending Hill” – King Diamond; Track from: “Give Me Your Soul…Please” [Metal Blade Records]
“Aesthetics Of Hate” – Machine Head; Track from: “The Blackening” [Roadrunner Records]
“Redemption” – Shadows Fall; Track from: “Threads Of Life” [Atlantic]
“Final Six” – Slayer; Track from: “Christ Illusion” [American Recording/Columbia]

ROCK INSTRUMENTAL PERFORMANCE
“The Ecstasy Of Gold” – Metallica; Track from: “We All Love Ennio Morricone” [Sony Classical]
“Malignant Narcissism” – Rush; Track from: “Snakes & Arrows” [Anthem/Atlantic]
“Always With Me, Always With You” – Joe Satriani; Track from: “Satriani Live!” [Epic/Red Ink]
“Once Upon A Time In The West” – Bruce Springsteen; Track from: “We All Love Ennio Morricone” [Sony Classical]
“The Attitude Song” – Steve Vai; Track from: “Sound Theories Vol. I & II” [Epic/Red Ink]

ROCK SONG
“Come On” – Lucinda Williams, songwriter (Lucinda Williams); Track from: “West” [Lost Highway Records; Publishers: Warner-Tamerlane Publishing/Lucy Jones Music]
“Icky Thump” – Jack White, songwriter (The White Stripes); Track from: “Icky Thump” [Third Man/Warner Bros.; Publisher: Peppermint Stripe Music]
“It’s Not Over” – Chris Daughtry, Gregg Wattenberg, Mark Wilkerson & Brett Young, songwriters (Daughtry); [RCA Records/19 Recordings; Publishers: Surface Pretty Deep Ugly Music, G Watt Music/EMI April Music, Warner-Tamerlane Publishing, Floating Leaf]
“The Pretender” – Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel & Chris Shiflett, songwriters (Foo Fighters); [Roswell/RCA Records; Publishers: M.J. Twelve Music, I Love The Punk Rock Music, Living Under A Rock Music, Flying Earform Music]
“Radio Nowhere” – Bruce Springsteen, songwriter (Bruce Springsteen); Track from: “Magic” [Columbia; Publisher: Bruce Springsteen]

ROCK ALBUM
“Daughtry” – Daughtry [RCA Records]
“Revival” – John Fogerty [Fantasy]
“Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace” – Foo Fighters [Roswell/RCA Records]
“Magic” – Bruce Springsteen [Columbia]
“Sky Blue Sky” – Wilco [Nonesuch Records]

ALTERNATIVE MUSIC ALBUM
“Alright, Still…” – Lily Allen [Capitol Records]
“Neon Bible” – Arcade Fire [Merge Records]
“Volta” – Bjork [Elektra/Atlantic]
“Wincing The Night Away” – The Shins [Sub Pop]
“Icky Thump” – The White Stripes [Third Man/Warner Bros.]

FEMALE R&B VOCAL PERFORMANCE
“Just Fine” – Mary J. Blige [Geffen]
“When I See You” – Fantasia; Track from: “Fantasia” [J Records/19 Records/S Records]
“No One” – Alicia Keys [J Records/MBK Entertainment]
“If I Have My Way” – Chrisette Michele; Track from: “I Am” [Def Jam Recordings]
“Hate On Me” – Jill Scott; Track from: “The Real Thing” [Hidden Beach Recordings]

MALE R&B VOCAL PERFORMANCE
“Woman” – Raheem DeVaughn; [Jive Records]
“B.U.D.D.Y.” – Musiq Soulchild; Track from: “Luvanmusiq” [Atlantic Records]
“Because Of You” – Ne-Yo [Def Jam Recordings]
“Future Baby Mama” – Prince; Track from: “Planet Earth” [Columbia/NPG Records]
“Please Don’t Go” – Tank; Track from: “Sex, Love & Pain” [Blackground/Universal Motown]

R&B PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP WITH VOCALS
“Same Girl” – R. Kelly Featuring Usher; Track from: “Double Up” [Jive]
“Disrespectful” – Chaka Khan Featuring Mary J. Blige [Burgundy/Sony/BMG]
“Hate That I Love You” – Rihanna Featuring Ne-Yo; Track from: “Good Girl Gone Bad” [Def Jam Recordings]
“Baby” – Angie Stone Featuring Betty Wright [Stax]
“Bartender” – T-Pain Featuring Akon [Jive]

TRADITIONAL R&B VOCAL PERFORMANCE
“Walk A Mile In My Shoes” – Otis Clay; Track from: “Walk A Mile In My Shoes” [Echo Records]
“All Night Long” – Randy Crawford & Joe Sample; Track from: “Feeling Good” [PRA Records]
“In My Songs” – Gerald Levert; Track from: “In My Songs” [Atlantic]
“I Apologize” – Ann Nesby; Track from: “This Is Love” [Shanachie/It’s Time Child Records]
“I Am Your Man” – Ryan Shaw; Track from: “This Is Ryan Shaw” [One Haven/Razor & Tie Entertainment]

URBAN/ALTERNATIVE PERFORMANCE
“Make A Baby” – Vikter Duplaix; Track from: “Bold And Beautiful” [BBE]
“That’s The Way Of The World” – Dwele; Track from: “Interpretations: Celebrating The Music Of Earth, Wind & Fire” [Stax]
“Daydreamin'” – Lupe Fiasco Featuring Jill Scott; Track from: “Lupe Fiasco’s Food & Liquor” [1st & 15th/Atlantic]
“Fantasy” – Meshell Ndegeocello; Track from: “Interpretations: Celebrating The Music Of Earth, Wind & Fire” [Stax]
“Dream” – Alice Smith; Track from: “For Lovers, Dreamers & Me” [BBE Records]

R&B SONG
“Beautiful Flower” – India.Arie & Joyce Simpson, songwriters (India.Arie) [Universal Republic Records; Publishers: Gold & Iron Music Publishing, WB Music Corp.]
“Hate That I Love You” – M.S. Eriksen, T.E. Hermansen & Shaffer Smith, songwriters (Rihanna Featuring Ne-Yo); Track from: “Good Girl Gone Bad” [Def Jam Recordings; Publishers: EMI April Music, Sony/ATV Tunes]
“No One” – Dirty Harry, Kerry Brothers & Alicia Keys, songwriters (Alicia Keys) [J Records/MBK Entertainment; Publishers: Lellow Productions/EMI April Music, Book Of Daniel Music/EMI Music Publishing, D. Harry Productions]
“Teachme” – Ivan Barias, Adam W. Blackstone, Randall C. Bowland, Carvin Haggins, Johnnie Smith II & Corey Latif Williams, songwriters (Musiq Soulchild); Track from: “Luvanmusiq” [Atlantic; Publishers: Nivrac Tyke/Universal Publishing, Latif Music/Universal Publishing, Tetra Grammaton/Universal Music Publishing, Melodic Piano Productions, HC 1030 Publishing]
“When I See U” – Louis Biancaniello, Waynne Nugent, Erika Nuri, Kevin Risto, Janet Sewel & Sam Watters, songwriters (Fantasia); Track from: “Fantasia” [J Records/19 Records/S Records; Publishers: Breakthrough Creations/EMI April Music, S.M.Y. Publishing/Sony/ATV Tunes, Break North Music/Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Wayne Writers/Sony/ATV Tunes, J. Sewell Publishing, Golden The Super Kid Music]

R&B ALBUM
“Funk This” -Chaka Khan [Burgundy Records]
“Lost & Found” – Ledisi [Verve Forecast]
“Luvanmusiq” – Musiq Soulchild [Atlantic]
“The Real Thing” – Jill Scott [Hidden Beach Recordings]
“Sex, Love & Pain” – Tank

CONTEMPORARY R&B ALBUM
“Konvicted” – Akon [SRC/Universal Motown]
“Just Like You” – Keyshia Cole [Geffen]
“Fantasia” – Fantasia [J Records/19 Records/S Records]
“East Side Story” – Emily King [J Records]
“Because Of You” – Ne-Yo [Def Jam Recordings]

RAP SOLO PERFORMANCE
“The People” – Common; Track from: “Finding Forever” [Geffen]
“I Get Money” – 50 Cent; Track from: “Curtis” [Shady/Aftermath/Interscope Records]
“Show Me What You Got” – Jay-Z; Track from: “Kingdom Come” [Roc-A-Fella Records]
“Big Things Poppin’ (Do It)” – T.I.; [Grand Hustle/Atlantic]
“Stronger” – Kanye West; Track from: “Graduation” [Roc-A-Fella Records]

RAP PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP
“Southside” – Common Featuring Kanye West; Track from: “Finding Forever” [Geffen]
“Make It Rain” – Fat Joe Featuring Lil Wayne; Track from: “Me, Myself & I” [Terror Squad Entertainment]
“Party Like A Rockstar” – Shop Boyz; Track from: “Rockstar Mentality” [OnDeck/Universal Republic Records]
“Int’l Players Anthem (I Choose You)” – UGK Featuring OutKast [Jive]
“Better Than I’ve Ever Been” – Kanye West, Nas & KRS-One [Nike]

RAP/SUNG COLLABORATION
“I Wanna Love You” – Akon Featuring Snoop Dogg; Track from: “Konvicted” [SRC/Universal Motown]
“Kiss, Kiss” – Chris Brown & T-Pain; [Jive]
“Let It Go” – Keyshia Cole Featuring Missy Elliott & Lil’ Kim; Track from: “Just Like You” [Geffen]
“Umbrella” – Rihanna Featuring Jay-Z; Track from: “Good Girl Gone Bad” [Def Jam Recordings]
“Good Life” – Kanye West Featuring T-Pain; Track from: “Graduation” [Roc-A-Fella]

RAP SONG
“Ayo Technology” – Nate (Danja) Hills, Curtis Jackson, Timothy Mosley & Justin Timberlake, songwriters (50 Cent Featuring Justin Timberlake & Timbaland); Track from: “Curtis” [Shady/Aftermath/Interscope Records; Publishers: 50 Cent Music Publishing/Virginia Beach Music/Danjahandz Music/WB Music Corp./Tenman Tunes]
“Big Things Poppin’ (Do It)” – Clifford Harris & Byron Thomas, songwriters (T.I.); [Grand Hustle/Atlantic; Publishers: Crown Club Publishing/Warner Chappell Music, Fresh Is The Word]
“Can’t Tell Me Nothing” – A. Davis & Kanye West, songwriters (Kanye West); Track from: “Graduation” [Roc-A-Fella; Publishers: Very Good Beats/Hip Hop Since 1978]
“Crank That (Soulja Boy)” – Soulja Boy Tell’Em, songwriter (Soulja Boy Tell’Em) [Collipark/Interscope Records]
“Good Life” – A. Davis, F. Najm & K. West, songwriters (J. Ingram & Q. Jones, songwriters) (Kanye West Featuring T-Pain); Track from: “Graduation” [Roc-A-Fella; Publishers: Very Good Beats/Hip Hop Since 1978, Warner-Tamerlane Punlishing, Yellow Brick Road Music/Eiseman Music]

RAP ALBUM
“Finding Forever” – Common [Geffen]
“Kingdom Come” – Jay-Z [Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam Recordings]
“Hip Hop Is Dead” – Nas [Def Jam/Columbia/The Jones Experience]
“T.I. vs T.I.P.” – T.I. [Grand Hustle/Atlantic]
“Graduation” – Kanye West [Roc-A-Fella Records]

FEMALE COUNTRY VOCAL PERFORMANCE
“Simple Love” – Alison Krauss Track from: “A Hundred Miles Or More: A Collection [Rounder]
“Famous In A Small Town” – Miranda Lambert; Track from: “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” [Columbia Nashville]
“Nothin’ Better To Do” – LeAnn Rimes [Curb Records]“Before He Cheats” – Carrie Underwood; Track from: “Some Hearts” [19 Recordings/Arista Nashville]
“Heaven, Heartache And The Power Of Love” – Trisha Yearwood [Big Machine Records]

MALE COUNTRY VOCAL PERFORMANCE
“Long Trip Alone” – Dierks Bentley; Track from: “Long Trip Alone” [Capitol Records Nashville]
“A Woman’s Love” – Alan Jackson; Track from: “Like Red On A Rose” [Arista Nashville]
“If You’re Reading This” – Tim McGraw; Track from: “Let It Go” [Curb Records]
“Give It Away” – George Strait; Track from: “It Just Comes Natural” [MCA Nashville]
“Stupid Boy” – Keith Urban; Track from: “Love, Pain & The Whole Crazy Thing” [Capitol Records Nashville]

COUNTRY PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP WITH VOCAL
“Proud Of The House We Built” – Brooks & Dunn [Arista Nashville]
“How Long” – Eagles [Eagles Recording Co. II]
“Moments” – Emerson Drive; Track from: “Countrified” [Midas Records, Inc.]
“Lucky Man” – Montgomery Gentry; Track from: “Some People Change” [Columbia Nashville]
“Sweet Memories” – The Time Jumpers; Track from: “Jumpin’ Time” [Crosswind]

COUNTRY COLLABORATION WITH VOCALS
“Days Aren’t Long Enough” – Steve Earle & Allison Moorer; Track from: “Washington Square Serenade” [New West Records]
“Because Of You” – Reba McEntire & Kelly Clarkson [MCA Nashville]
“I Need You” – Tim McGraw & Faith Hill; Track from: “Let It Go” [Curb Records]
“Lost Highway” – Willie Nelson & Ray Price; Track from: “Last Of The Breed” [Lost Highway Records]
“Oh Love” – Brad Paisley & Carrie Underwood; Track from: “5th Gear” [Arista Nashville]

COUNTRY INSTRUMENTAL PERFORMANCE
“Little Monk” – Russ Barenberg; Track from: “When At Last” [Compass Records]
“Mucky The Duck” – The Greencards; Track from: “Viridian” [Dualtone Music Group]
“Throttleneck” – Brad Paisley; Track from: “5th Gear” [Arista Nashville]
“Rawhide!” – Andy Statman; Track from: “East Flatbush Blues” [Shefa Records]
“Fidoodlin'” – The Time Jumpers; Track from: “Jumpin’ Time” [Crosswind]

COUNTRY SONG
“Before He Cheats” – Josh Kear & Chris Tompkins, songwriters (Carrie Underwood); Track from: “Some Hearts” [19 Recordings/Arista Nashville; Publishers: That Little House Music, Mighty Underdog Music/Sony/ATV Cross Keys Publishing]
“Give It Away” – Bill Anderson, Buddy Cannon & Jamey Johnson, songwriters (George Strait); Track from: “It Just Comes Natural” [MCA Nashville; Publishers: Sony/ATV Tree Publishing/Mr. Bubba Music, Run Slow Music, EMI Blackwood Music]
“I Need You” – Tony Lane & David Lee, songwriters (Tim McGraw & Faith Hill); Track from: “Let It Go” [Curb Records; Publishers: Careers-BMG Music Publishing/Nervous Worm Music/Famous Music/Ed And Lucille Songs]
“If You’re Reading This” – Tim McGraw, Brad Warren & Brett Warren, songwriters (Tim McGraw); Track from: “Let It Go” [Curb Records; Publishers: Bucky And Clyde Music, Stylesonic Music]
“Long Trip Alone” – Brett Beavers, Dierks Bentley & Steve Bogard, songwriters (Dierks Bentley); Track from: “Long Trip Alone” [Capitol Records Nashville; Publishers: Ensign Music/Rancho Papa Music/Home With The Armadillo Music, Big White Tracks]

COUNTRY ALBUM
“Long Trip Alone” – Dierks Bentley [Capitol Records Nashville]
“These Days” – Vince Gill [MCA Nashville]
“Let It Go” – Tim McGraw [Curb Records]
“5th Gear” – Brad Paisley [Arista Nashville]
“It Just Comes Natural” – George Strait [MCA Nashville]

BLUEGRASS ALBUM
“Cherryholmes II Black And White” – Cherryholmes [Skaggs Family Records]
“Lefty’s Old Guitar” – J. D. Crowe & The New South [Rounder]
“The Bluegrass Diaries” – Jim Lauderdale [Yep Roc Records]
“Scenechronized” – Seldom Scene [Sugar Hill]
“Double Banjo Bluegrass Spectacular” – Tony Trischka [Rounder]

NEW AGE ALBUM
“Faces Of The Sun” – Peter Kater [Silver Wave Records]
“Sacred Journey Of Ku -Kai, Volume 3″ – Kitaro [Domo Records, Inc]
“One Guitar” – Ottmar Liebert [Spiral Subwave Records]
“Southwest” – Eric Tingstad [Cheshire Records]
“Crestone” – Paul Winter Consort [Living Music]

CONTEMPORARY JAZZ ALBUM
“Party Hats” – Will Bernard [Palmetto Records]
“Downright Upright” – Brian Bromberg [Artistry Music]
“Re-imagination” – Eldar [Masterworks Jazz]
“River: The Joni Letters” – Herbie Hancock [Verve]
“He Had A Hat” – Jeff Lorber [Blue Note]

JAZZ VOCAL ALBUM
“Avant Gershwin” – Patti Austin [Rendezvous Entertainment]
“Red Earth – A Malian Journey” – Dee Dee Bridgewater [DDB/Emarcy]
“Music Maestro Please” – Freddy Cole [HighNote Records]
“Nightmoves” – Kurt Elling [Concord Jazz]
“On The Other Side” – Tierney Sutton (Band) [Telarc Jazz]

JAZZ INSTRUMENTAL SOLO
“Levees” – Terence Blanchard; Track from: “A Tale Of God’s Will (A Requiem For Katrina)” [Blue Note]
“Anagram” – Michael Brecker; Track from: “Pilgrimage” [Heads Up International]
“Both Sides Now” – Herbie Hancock; Track from: “River: The Joni Letters” [Verve]
“Lullaby”Hank Jones; Track from: “Kids: Live At Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola (Joe Lovano and Hank Jones)” [Blue Note]
“1000 Kilometers” – Paul McCandless; Track from: “1000 Kilometers (Oregon)” [CamJazz]

JAZZ INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM, INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP
“Pilgrimage” – Michael Brecker [Heads Up International]
“Live At The Village Vanguard” – The Bill Charlap Trio [Blue Note]
“Kids: Live At Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola” – Joe Lovano And Hank Jones [Blue Note]
“Line By Line” – John Patitucci [Concord Jazz]
“Back East” – Joshua Redman [Nonesuch Records]

LARGE JAZZ ENSEMBLE ALBUM
“A Tale Of God’s Will (A Requiem For Katrina)” – Terence Blanchard [Blue Note]
“Eternal Licks & Grooves” – The Bob Florence Limited Edition [MAMA Records]
“Hommage” – The Bill Holman Band [Jazzed Media]
“Sky Blue” – Maria Schneider Orchestra [ArtistShare]
“With Love” – Charles Tolliver Big Band [Blue Note]

LATIN JAZZ ALBUM
“Funk Tango” – Paquito D’Rivera Quintet? [Paquito Records]
“The Magician” – Sammy Figueroa And His Latin Jazz Explosion [Savant Records]
“Borrowed Time” – Steve Khan [Tone Center Records]
“Refugee” – Hector Martignon [Zoho]
“Big Band Urban Folktales” – Bobby Sanabria Big Band [Jazzheads]

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