Belmont Alumni Nominated for Upcoming Grammy Awards

CEMB Christian Showcase 2018

The 61st annual Grammy Awards will be broadcast live Sunday night, Feb. 10, beginning at 7 p.m. CT on CBS, and a number of Belmont alumni may have the opportunity to hear their names called.

A number of Belmont alumni contributed to many of the songs and albums that were nominated for Grammy Awards this year. Belmont highlights from the nominations include the following:

ALUMNI NOMINEES

  • John Osborne, of Brothers Osborne, is nominated for “Best Country Duo/Group Performance” and for “Best Country Album”
  • Florida Georgia Line, which consists of Belmont alums Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard, are also nominated in the Best Country Duo/Group Performance for “Meant to Be”
  • Alumni Jon Nite, Ashley Gorley, Nicolle Galyon, Hillary Lindsey and Jordan Reynolds are all nominees in the Best Country Song category for co-writing on different tracks
  • Lee Ann Womack wrote and performed on Best American Roots Song nominee “All the Trouble” and is also nominated for Best Americana Album “The Lonely, the Lonesome & the Gone”
  • Tina Adair Dishman, an alumna as well as a current Belmont staff member, is nominated with her band Sister Sadie for Best Bluegrass Album
  • Frank & Deane, both of whom are Belmont alums, are nominated for Best Children’s Album for “The Nation of Imagine”
  • Ian Fitchuk produced and wrote on Album of the Year nominee Golden Hour (Kacey Musgraves). Fitchuk also worked on the Maren Morris’ “Best Country Solo Performance” track “Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters” as well as her song “Dear Hate,” which is nominated for Best Country Duo/Group performance

ALUMNI CONNECTIONS TO NOMINATED SONGS/ALBUMS

  • Also in the Best Country Duo/Group Performance category are two other songs that were co-written by Belmont alumni: Nicolle Galyon and Jordan Reynolds ( “Tequila,” which was recorded by Dan+Shay) and Hillary Lindsey (“When Someone Stops Loving You,” recorded by Little Big Town)
  • Jonathan Smith wrote on multiple songs for the Grammy-nominated Best Contemporary Christian Music Album by Zach Williams, “Survivor: Live from Harding Prison”
  • Natalie Hemby co-wrote the Kacey Musgraves’ song “Butterflies,” which is nominated for Best Country Solo Performance