Grammy Nominees Include: Wilco, Modest Mouse, Killers, Tom Waits, Steve Earle, Allman Brothers Band, Elvis Costello Los Lonely Boys, PJ Harvey

Nominees of Interest for the Grammy Awards announced today (12/7) include:

Best Rock Album nominees that include – Elvis Costello & The Imposters, Green Day, Hoobastank, The Killers and Velvet Revolver.

Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance that include – Ryan Adam, Steve Earle and Tom Waits.

Best Rock Instrumental Performance includes “Instrumental Illness,” The Allman Brothers Band; “Onda,” Los Lonely Boys; “O Baterista,” Rush; “Whispering a Prayer,” Steve Vai and “Mrs. O’Leary’s Cow,” Brian Wilson. B

Best Alternative Music Album nominees include “Medulla,” Bjork; “Franz Ferdinand,” Franz Ferdinand”; Uh Huh Her,” PJ Harvey “Good News For People Who Love Bad News,” Modest Mouse and “A Ghost Is Born,” Wilco.

Best Contemporary Folk Album include “Educated Guess,” Ani DiFranco;

“The Revolution Starts … Now,” Steve Earle; “Impossible Dream,” Patty Griffin

General Listings:

Record of the Year

“Let’s Get It Started,” Black Eyed Peas

“Here We Go Again,” Ray Charles & Norah Jones

“American Idiot,” Green Day

“Heaven,” Los Lonely Boys

“Yeah!,” Usher featuring Lil Jon & Ludacris

Album of the Year

“Genius Loves Company,” Ray Charles & Various Artists

“American Idiot,” Green Day

“The Diary of Alicia Keys,” Alicia Keys

“Confessions,” Usher

“The College Dropout,” Kanye West

Song of the Year

“Daughters,” John Mayer, songwriter (John Mayer)

“If I Ain’t Got You,” Alicia Keys, songwriter (Alicia Keys)

“Jesus Walks,” C. Smith & Kanye West, songwriters (Kanye West)

“Live Like You Were Dying,” Tim Nichols & Craig Wiseman, songwriters (Tim McGraw)

“The Reason,” Daniel Estrin & Douglas Robb, songwriters (Hoobastank)

Best New Artist

Los Lonely Boys

Maroon 5

Joss Stone

Kanye West

Gretchen Wilson


Best Female Pop Vocal Performance

“Oceania,” Bjork

“The First Cut Is the Deepest,” Sheryl Crow

“Sunrise,” Norah Jones

“What You Waiting For?” Gwen Stefani

“You Had Me,” Joss Stone

Best Male Pop Vocal Performance

“Let’s Misbehave,” Elvis Costello

“You Raise Me Up,” Josh Groban

“Daughters,” John Mayer

“Cinnamon Girl,” Prince

“Love’s Divine,” Seal

Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal

“My Immortal,” Evanescence

“The Reason,” Hoobastank

“Heaven,” Los Lonely Boys

“She Will Be Loved,” Maroon 5

“It’s My Life,” No Doubt

Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals

“Redemption Song,” Johnny Cash & Joe Strummer

“Sorry Seems To Be the Hardest Word,” Ray Charles & Elton John

“Here We Go Again,” Ray Charles & Norah Jones

“Something,” Paul McCartney & Eric Clapton

“Moon River,” Stevie Wonder & Take 6

Best Pop Instrumental Performance

“Chasing Shadows,” Herb Alpert, Russ Freeman, James Genus, Gene Lake and Jason Miles

“Take You Out,” George Benson

“11th Commandment,” Ben Harper

“Song F,” Bruce Hornsby

“Rat Pack Boogie,” Brian Setzer

Best Pop Instrumental Album

“Pure,” Boney James

“Saxophonic,” Dave Koz

“Forever, for Always, for Luther,” Various Artists

“Henry Mancini: Pink Guitar,” Various Artists

“EP 2003: Music for the Epicurean Harkener,” Mason Williams

Best Pop Vocal Album

“Genius Loves Company,” Ray Charles & Various Artists

“Feels Like Home,” Norah Jones

“Afterglow,” Sarah McLachlan

“Mind, Body & Soul,” Joss Stone

“Brian Wilson Presents Smile,” Brian Wilson


Best Dance Recording

“Good Luck,” Basement Jaxx featuring Lisa Kekaula

“Get Yourself High,” Chemical Brothers

“Slow,” Kylie Minogue

“Comfortably Numb,” Scissor Sisters

“Toxic,” Britney Spears

Best Electronic/Dance Album

“Kish Kash,” Basement Jaxx

“Legion of Boom,” The Crystal Method

“Creamfields,” Paul Oakenfold

“Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned,” The Prodigy

“Reflections,” Paul Van Dyk

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

“Only You,” Harry Connick, Jr.

“Count Your Blessings,” Barbara Cook

“Ultimate Mancini,” Monica Mancini

“Just For a Thrill,” Ronnie Milsap

“Stardust … The Great American Songbook Volume III,” Rod Stewart


Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance

“Wonderwall,” Ryan Adams

“The Revolution Starts Now,” Steve Earle

“Breathe,” Melissa Etheridge

“Code of Silence,” Bruce Springsteen

“Metropolitan Glide,” Tom Waits

Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal

“Monkey To Man,” Elvis Costello & The Imposters

“Take Me Out,” Franz Ferdinand

“American Idiot,” Green Day

“Somebody Told Me,” The Killers

“Vertigo,” U2

Best Hard Rock Performance

“Megalomaniac,” Incubus

“Some Kind of Monster,” Metallica

“Feelin’ Way Too Damn Good,” Nickelback

“Duality,” Slipknot

“Slither,” Velvet Revolver

Best Metal Performance

“Nymphetamine,” Cradle of Filth

“Live for This,” Hatebreed

“The End of Heartache,” Killswitch Engage

“Whiplash,” Motorhead

“Vermilion,” Slipknot

Best Rock Instrumental Performance

“Instrumental Illness,” The Allman Brothers Band

“Onda,” Los Lonely Boys

“O Baterista,” Rush

“Whispering a Prayer,” Steve Vai

“Mrs. O’Leary’s Cow,” Brian Wilson

Best Rock Song

“American Idiot,” Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt & Tre Cool, songwriters (Green Day)

“Fall to Pieces,” Duff, Dave Kushner, Slash, Matt Sorum & Scott Weiland, songwriters (Velvet Revolver)

“Float On,” Isaac Brock, Dann Gallucci, Eric Judy & Benjamin Weikel, songwriters (Modest Mouse)

“Somebody Told Me,” Brandon Flowers, Dave Keuning, Mark Stoermer & Ronnie Vannucci, songwriters (The Killers)

“Vertigo,” Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge & Larry Mullen, songwriters (U2)

Best Rock Album

“The Delivery Man,” Elvis Costello & The Imposters

“American Idiot,” Green Day

“The Reason,” Hoobastank

“Hot Fuss,” The Killers

“Contraband,” Velvet Revolver

Best Alternative Music Album

“Medulla,” Bjork

“Franz Ferdinand,” Franz Ferdinand

“Uh Huh Her,” PJ Harvey

“Good News For People Who Love Bad News,” Modest Mouse

“A Ghost Is Born,” Wilco


Best Female R&B Vocal Performance

“I Want You,” Janet Jackson

“If I Ain’t Got You,” Alicia Keys

“I’m Still In Love,” Teena Marie

“Whatever,” Jill Scott

“U-Haul,” Angie Stone

Best Male R&B Vocal Performance

“Charlene,” Anthony Hamilton

“Happy People,” R. Kelly

“What We Do Here,” Brian McKnight

“Call My Name,” Prince

“Burn,” Usher

Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals

“Lose Your Breath,” Destiny’s Child

“Show Me the Way,” Earth, Wind & Fire featuring Raphael Saadiq

“Say Yes,” Floetry

“Diary,” Alicia Keys featuring Tony! Toni! Tone!

“My Boo,” Usher & Alicia Keys

Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance

“You’re My Everything,” Anita Baker

“Sinner’s Prayer,” Ray Charles & B.B. King

“I Can’t Stop,” Al Green

“New Day,” Patti LaBelle

“Musicology,” Prince

Best Urban/Alternative Performance

“Sex, Love & Money,” Mos Def

“Are You Experienced?” Musiq

“She Wants to Move, N.E.R.D

“Star,” The Roots

“Cross My Mind,” Jill Scott

Best R&B Song

“Burn,” Bryan Michael Cox, Jermaine Dupri & Usher Raymond, songwriters (Usher)

“Call My Name,” Prince, songwriter (Prince)

“My Boo,” Jermaine Dupri, Alicia Keys, Usher Raymond, Manuel Seal & Adonis Shropshire, songwriters (Usher & Alicia Keys)

“Yeah!,” Chris Bridges, Sean Garrett, LaMarquis Jefferson, Robert McDowell, James Phillips, Jonathan Smith & Patrick J. Que Smith, songwriters (Usher featuring Lil Jon & Ludacris)

“You Don’t Know My Name,” Alicia Keys, Harold Lilly & Kanye West, songwriters (Alicia Keys)

Best R&B Album

“My Everything,” Anita Baker

“I Can’t Stop,” Al Green

“The Diary of Alicia Keys,” Alicia Keys

“Musicology,” Prince

“Beautifully Human: Words & Sounds Vol. 2,” Jill Scott

Best Contemporary R&B Album

“Afrodisiac,” Brandy

“Damita Jo,” Janet Jackson

“It’s About Time,” Christina Milian

“Confessions,” Usher

“Hurt No More,” Mario Winans


Best Rap Solo Performance

“On Fire,” Lloyd Banks

“Just Lose It,” Eminem

“99 Problems,” Jay-Z

“Overnight Celebrity,” Twista

“Through the Wire,” Kanye West

Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group

“Ch-Check It Out,” Beastie Boys

“Let’s Get It Started,” Black Eyed Peas

“Don’t Say Nuthin’,” The Roots

“Drop It Like It’s Hot,” Snoop Dogg & Pharrell

“Lean Back,” Terror Squad

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

“Why,” Jadakiss featuring Anthony Hamilton

“Dip It Low,” Christina Milian featuring Fabolous

“Slow Jamz,” Twista featuring Kanye West & Jamie Foxx

“Yeah!,” Usher featuring Lil Jon & Ludacris

“All Falls Down,” Kanye West & Syleena Johnson

Best Rap Song

“Drop It Like It’s Hot,” Calvin Broadus, Chad Hugo, S. Thomas & Pharrell Williams, songwriters (Snoop Dogg & Pharrell)

“Hey Mama,” Will Adams & Anthony Henry, songwriters (Black Eyed Peas)

“Jesus Walks,” C. Smith & Kanye West, songwriters (Kanye West)

“Let’s Get It Started,” Will Adams, Mike Fratantuno, Jaime Gomez, George Pajon, Jr., Allan Pineda & Terence Yoshiaki, songwriters (Black Eyed Peas)

“99 Problems,” Shawn Carter & Rick Rubin, songwriters (Jay-Z)

Best Rap Album

“To the 5 Boroughs,” Beastie Boys

“The Black Album,” Jay-Z

“The Definition,” LL Cool J

“Suit,” Nelly

“The College Dropout,” Kanye West


Best Female Country Vocal Performance

“You Will Be My Ain True Love,” Alison Krauss

“Miss Being Mrs.,” Loretta Lynn

“In My Daughter’s Eyes,” Martina McBride

“She’s Not Just a Pretty Face,” Shania Twain

“Redneck Woman,” Gretchen Wilson

Best Male Country Vocal Performance

“Engine One-Forty-Three,” Johnny Cash

“In My Own Mind,” Lyle Lovett

“Live Like You Were Dying,” Tim McGraw

“You Are My Flower,” Willie Nelson

“You’ll Think Of Me,” Keith Urban

Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal

“New San Antonio Rose,” Asleep at the Wheel

“Save a Horse (Ride A Cowboy),” Big & Rich

“You Can’t Take the Honky Tonk Out of the Girl,” Brooks & Dunn

“Top of the World,” Dixie Chicks

“It’s Hard To Kiss the Lips at Night that Chew Your Ass Out All Day Long,” The Notorious Cherry Bombs

Best Country Collaboration with Vocals

“Hey Good Lookin’,” Jimmy Buffett, Clint Black, Kenny Chesney, Alan Jackson, Toby Keith & George Strait

“Creepin’ In,” Norah Jones & Dolly Parton

“Portland Oregon,” Loretta Lynn & Jack White

“Pancho & Lefty,” Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard & Toby Keith

“Coat of Many Colors,” Shania Twain with Alison Krauss & Union Station

Best Country Instrumental Performance

“Billy in the Low Ground,” Asleep at the Wheel

“Puppies ‘N Knapsacks,” Sam Bush

“Luxury Liner,” Albert Lee, Vince Gill & Brad Paisley

“Earl’s Breakdown,” Nitty Gritty Dirt Band featuring Earl Scruggs, Randy Scruggs, Vassar Clements & Jerry Douglas

“Bowtie,” Mark O’Connor, Chris Thile, Bryan Sutton & Byron House

Best Country Song

“It’s Hard to Kiss the Lips at Night That Chew Your Ass Out All Day Long,” Rodney Crowell & Vince Gill, songwriters (The Notorious Cherry Bombs)

“Live Like You Were Dying,” Tim Nichols & Craig Wiseman, songwriters (Tim McGraw)

“Miss Being Mrs.,” Loretta Lynn, songwriter (Loretta Lynn)

“Portland Oregon,” Loretta Lynn, songwriter (Loretta Lynn & Jack White)

“Redneck Woman,” John Rich & Gretchen Wilson, songwriters (Gretchen Wilson)

Best Country Album

“Van Lear Rose,” Loretta Lynn

“Live Like You Were Dying,” Tim McGraw

“Tambourine,” Tift Merritt

“Be Here,” Keith Urban

“Here for the Party,” Gretchen Wilson

Best Bluegrass Album

“The Bluegrass Sessions,” Lynn Anderson

“Twenty Year Blues,” Nashville Bluegrass Band

“Brand New Strings,” Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder

“Carrying On,” Ralph Stanley II

“A Tribute to Jimmy Martin ‘The King Of Bluegrass,'” Various Artists


Best New Age Album

“Returning,” Will Ackerman

“Atlantis,” David Arkenstone

“Two Horizons,” Moya Brennan

“American River,” Jonathan Elias

“Piano,” Peter Kater


Best Contemporary Jazz Album

“Journey,” Fourplay

“Unspeakable,” Bill Frisell

“In Praise of Dreams,” Jan Garbarek

“The Hang,” Don Grusin

“Strength,” Roy Hargrove

Best Jazz Vocal Album

“American Song,” Andy Bey

“Twentysomething,” Jamie Cullum

“Accentuate the Positive,” Al Jarreau

“The Dana Owens Album,” Queen Latifah

“R.S.V.P. (Rare Songs, Very Personal),” Nancy Wilson

Best Jazz Instrumental Solo

“What’s New,” Alan Broadbent, soloist

“I Want to Be Happy,” Don Byron, soloist

“Speak Like a Child,” Herbie Hancock, soloist


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