The 2015 Grammy Awards nominees are being announced slowly, with country's hottest stars earning early nods.

Ed Sheeran and Pharrell announced four initial categories during an appearance on 'CBS This Morning' on Friday (Dec. 5), including Best Country Album. Though female artists have had a notably hard time at country radio this year, they dominated the country nominations, with Miranda Lambert, Lee Ann Womack and newcomer Brandy Clark all earning nods.

Taylor Swift is also nominated in the all-genre Record of the Year category for 'Shake It Off,' her first official foray into pop.

2014 Grammy Awards Nominees (Country):

Best Country Album

‘Riser,’ Dierks Bentley
‘The Outsiders,’ Eric Church
’12 Stories,’ Brandy Clark
‘Platinum,’ Miranda Lambert
‘The Way I’m Livin,’ Lee Ann Womack

Best Country Song

'American Kids,' Kenny Chesney
'Automatic,' Miranda Lambert
'Give Me Back My Hometown,' Eric Church
'I'm Not Gonna Miss You,' Glen Campbell
'Meanwhile Back at Mama's,' Tim McGraw feat. Faith Hill

Best New Artist

Iggy Azalea
Brandy Clark
Sam Smith

Best Country Solo Performance

‘Give Me Back My Hometown,’ Eric Church
‘Invisible,’ Hunter Hayes
‘Automatic,’ Miranda Lambert
‘Something in the Water,’ Carrie Underwood
‘Cop Car,’ Keith Urban

Best Country Duo/Group Performance

‘Gentle on My Mind,’ The Band Perry
‘Somethin’ Bad,’ Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood
‘Day Drinking,’ Little Big Town
‘Meanwhile, Back at Mama’s,’ Tim McGraw (feat. Faith Hill)
‘Raise ‘Em Up,’ Keith Urban (feat. Eric Church)

Best Americana Album

'The River & the Thread,' Rosanne Cash
'Terms of My Surrender,' John Hiatt
'Bluesamericana,' Keb' Mo'
'A Dotted Line,' Nickel Creek
'Metamodern Sounds in Country Music,' Sturgill Simpson

Best American Roots Song

‘A Feather’s Not a Bird,’ Rosanne Cash
‘Just So Much,’ Jesse Winchester
‘The New York Trains,’ Del McCoury Band
‘Pretty Little One,’ Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers (feat. Edie Brickell)
‘Terms of My Surrender,’ John Hiatt

Best American Roots Perfomance

‘Statesboro Blues,’ Gregg Allman and Taj Mahal
‘A Feather’s Not a Bird,’ Rosanne Cash
‘And When I Die,’ Billy Childs (feat. Alison Krauss and Jerry Douglas)
‘The Old Me Better,’ Keb’ Mo’ (feat. the California Feet Warmers)
‘Destination,’ Nickel Creek,

Best Bluegrass Album

‘The Earls of Leicester,’ Earls of Leicester,
‘Noam Pikelny Plays Kenny Baker Plays Bill Monroe,’ Naom Pikelny
‘Cold Spell,' Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen
‘Into My Own,’ Bryan Sutton
‘Only Me,’ Rhonda Vincent

Best Song Written for Visual Media

‘Everything is Awesome!!!’ Tegan and Sara (feat. the Lonely Island)
‘I See Fire,’ Ed Sheeran
‘I’m Not Gonna Miss You,’ Glen Campbell
‘Let It Go,’ Idina Menzel
‘The Moon Song,’ Scarlett Johansson and Joaquin Phoenix

See Country Stars' Yearbook Photos

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