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Best Country Collaboration With Vocals – 2011 Grammy Nominees

Dierks Bentley Miranda Lambert Trace Adkins Blake Shelton
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Sometimes collaborations are better than going solo, right? Well, in this case, Dierks Bentley, Zac Brown Band, Marty Stuart, Trace Adkins and others are recognized for just that, as they’ve all been nominated for a 2011 Grammy in Best Country Collaboration With Vocals.

Most of the nominated songs are album tracks with special guest appearances, such as the Zac Brown Band mid-tempo ‘As She’s Walking Away’ (which includes backing vocals from Alan Jackson), as well as Marty Stuart’s ‘I Run to You’ (a ballad with Connie Smith) and Blake Shelton’s memorable duet ‘Hillbilly Bone’ with Trace Adkins (off Shelton’s EP of the same name).

And then there’s Dierks Bentley, whose songs from his bluegrass concept album ‘Up on the Ridge,’ earned him two spots in this category. Bentley recruits Del McCoury & The Punch Brothers for a twangy rendition of U2’s ‘Pride (In the Name of Love),’ as well as Miranda Lambert and Jamey Johnson for the sassy ‘Bad Angel.’

The 53rd annual Grammy Awards will air Feb. 13 on CBS.

2011 Grammy Nominees for Best Country Collaboration With Vocals:

‘Pride (In the Name of Love),’ Dierks Bentley, Del McCoury & The Punch Brothers
‘As She’s Walking Away,’ Zac Brown Band and Alan Jackson
‘Bad Angel,’ Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert and Jamey Johnson
‘Hillbilly Bone,’ Blake Shelton and Trace Adkins
‘I Run to You,’ Marty Stuart and Connie Smith

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