Why the “2017 Grammy Nominees” Album Is More Than a Little Bit Country

Atlantic Records

The 2017 Grammy Nominees album will be out later this month, and country makes a strong showing this year, with 8 of the project’s 21 tracks coming from the country field.

The disc features five country number ones:  Kelsea Ballerini’s “Peter Pan,” Carrie Underwood’s “Church Bells,” Thomas Rhett’s “Die a Happy Man,” and Tim McGraw’s “Humble and Kind,” as well as this week’s current country #1 hit: Keith Urban’s “Blue Ain’t Your Color.”

The annual compilation also showcases the breakthrough hit that put Maren Morris on the map, “My Church.” The Texas native is the most-nominated country act at this year’s Grammys, which will be handed out February 12 in Los Angeles.

Miranda Lambert’s “Vice,” Sturgill Simpson’s “Brace for Impact (Live a Little),” and Brandy Clark’s latest single, “Love Can Go to Hell,” round out country’s contributions.

The 2017 Grammy Nominees collection comes out January 20 in stores and online. If you pre-order the project, you’ll have a chance to win a trip for two to this year’s show.

Here’s the complete track listing:

“Don’t Hurt  Yourself” — Beyonce featuring Jack White
“Stressed Out” — Twenty One Pilots
“Cheap Thrills” — Sia featuring Sean Paul
“Hotline Bling” — Drake
“Hello” — Adele
“Love Yourself” — Justin Bieber
“Closer” — The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey
“Peter Pan” — Kelsea Ballerini
“My Church” — Maren Morris
“Brace for Impact (Live a Little)” — Sturgill Simpson
“Am I Wrong” — Anderson .Paak featuring ScHoolBoy Q
“Confident” — Demi Lovato
“Dangerous Woman” — Ariana Grande
“Piece by Piece (Idol Version)” — Kelly Clarkson
“7 Years” — Lukas Graham
“Church Bells” — Carrie Underwood
“Blue Ain’t Your Color” — Keith Urban
“Love Can Go to Hell” — Brandy Clark
“Die a Happy Man” — Thomas Rhett
“Vice” — Miranda Lambert
“Humble and Kind” — Tim McGraw

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