Lady Antebellum and Miranda Lambert Up for Song of the Year Grammy
Thanks to Lady Antebellum and Miranda Lambert, country music snags 40% of the Song of the Year nominations for the 2011 Grammy Awards. They’ll go up against each other as well as Eminem, Cee-Lo Green and Ray Lamontagne when the winner is announced Feb. 13 on the 53rd annual Grammy Awards telecast.
Lady Antebellum, who won the Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals Grammy last year for ‘I Run to You,’ are in the all-genre Song of the Year category for the title track to their 2010 album ‘Need You Now.’ The trio – Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood – wrote the song about a late night call from a lonely friend together with noted songwriter Josh Kear.
Meanwhile, Lambert, who was nominated for Best Female Vocal Performance last year for her song ‘Dead Flowers,’ from the 2009 album ‘Revolution,’ is back for the much bigger honor with ‘The House That Built Me’ from the same record.
The song, which was written by industry veterans Tom Douglas and Allen Shamblin, portrays a young woman re-visiting her childhood home and realizing how important the events that happened there were in shaping her future.
The 53rd annual Grammy Awards will air Feb. 13 on CBS.
2011 Grammy Nominees for Song of the Year:
Lady Antebellum, ‘Need You Now’
Miranda Lambert, ‘The House That Built Me’
Cee-Lo Green, ‘Forget Me’ (uh…wasn’t this called something else?)
Eminem, ‘Love the Way You Lie’
Ray Lamontagne, ‘Beg, Steal or Borrow’