26. Best Country Solo Performance
For new vocal or instrumental solo country recordings.
Stick That In Your Country Song
WHO YOU THOUGHT I WAS
WHEN MY AMY PRAYS
BLACK LIKE ME
27. Best Country Duo/Group Performance
For new vocal or instrumental duo/group or collaborative country recordings.
Dan + Shay & Justin Bieber
Little Big Town
SOME PEOPLE DO
28. Best Country Song
A Songwriter(s) Award. A song is eligible if it was first released or if it first achieved prominence during the Eligibility Year. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.
Luke Dick, Natalie Hemby & Miranda Lambert, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)
Maren Morris, Jimmy Robbins & Laura Veltz, songwriters (Maren Morris)
Brandi Carlile, Natalie Hemby & Lori McKenna, songwriters (The Highwomen)
MORE HEARTS THAN MINE
Ingrid Andress, Sam Ellis & Derrick Southerland, songwriters (Ingrid Andress)
SOME PEOPLE DO
Jesse Frasure, Shane McAnally, Matthew Ramsey & Thomas Rhett, songwriters (Old Dominion)
29. Best Country Album
For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new country recordings.
YOUR LIFE IS A RECORD
Little Big Town
30. Best New Age Album
For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new vocal or instrumental new age recordings.
SONGS FROM THE BARDO
Laurie Anderson, Tenzin Choegyal & Jesse Paris Smith
MORE GUITAR STORIES
Jim “Kimo” West
Cory Wong & Jon Batiste
31. Best Improvised Jazz Solo
For an instrumental jazz solo performance. Two equal performers on one recording may be eligible as one entry. If the soloist listed appears on a recording billed to another artist, the latter’s name is in parenthesis for identification. Singles or Tracks only.
Christian Scott Atunde Adjuah, soloist
Track from: Axiom
Regina Carter, soloist
Track from: Ona (Thana Alexa)
Gerald Clayton, soloist
Chick Corea, soloist
Track from: Trilogy 2 (Chick Corea, Christian McBride & Brian Blade)
Joshua Redman, soloist
Track from: RoundAgain (Redman Mehldau McBride Blade)
32. Best Jazz Vocal Album
For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new vocal jazz recordings.
SECRETS ARE THE BEST STORIES
Kurt Elling Featuring Danilo Pérez
HOLY ROOM: LIVE AT ALTE OPER
Somi With Frankfurt Radio Big Band
WHAT’S THE HURRY
33. Best Jazz Instrumental Album
For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new instrumental jazz recordings.
ON THE TENDER SPOT OF EVERY CALLOUSED MOMENT
Terri Lyne Carrington And Social Science
HAPPENING: LIVE AT THE VILLAGE VANGUARD
Chick Corea, Christian McBride & Brian Blade
Redman Mehldau McBride Blade
34. Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
Albums containing at least 51% playing time of new ensemble jazz recordings.
DIALOGUES ON RACE
MONK’ESTRA PLAYS JOHN BEASLEY
THE INTANGIBLE BETWEEN
Orrin Evans And The Captain Black Big Band
SONGS YOU LIKE A LOT
John Hollenbeck With Theo Bleckmann, Kate McGarry, Gary Versace And The Frankfurt Radio Big Band
Maria Schneider Orchestra
35. Best Latin Jazz Album
For vocal or instrumental albums containing at least 51% playing time of newly recorded material. The intent of this category is to recognize recordings that represent the blending of jazz with Latin, Iberian-American, Brazilian, and Argentinian tango music.
Afro-Peruvian Jazz Orchestra
Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra
CITY OF DREAMS
VIENTO Y TIEMPO – LIVE AT BLUE NOTE TOKYO
Gonzalo Rubalcaba & Aymée Nuviola
GOSPEL/CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC
36. Best Gospel Performance/Song
Given to the artist(s) and songwriter(s) (for new compositions) for the best traditional Christian, roots gospel or contemporary gospel single or track.
WONDERFUL IS YOUR NAME
Melvin Crispell III
Ricky Dillard Featuring Tiff Joy; David Frazier, songwriter
Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins Presents: The Good News; Lashawn Daniels, Rodney Jerkins, Lecrae Moore & Jazz Nixon, songwriters
WON’T LET GO
Travis Greene; Travis Greene, songwriter
Jonathan McReynolds & Mali Music; Darryl L. Howell, Jonathan Caleb McReynolds, Kortney Jamaal Pollard & Terrell Demetrius Wilson, songwriters
37. Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song
This award is given to the artist(s) and songwriter(s) (for new compositions) for the best contemporary Christian music single or track, (including pop, rap/hip-hop, Latin, or rock.
THE BLESSING (LIVE)
Kari Jobe, Cody Carnes & Elevation Worship; Chris Brown, Cody Carnes, Kari Jobe Carnes & Steven Furtick, songwriters
Lecrae Featuring Kirk Franklin; Denisia Andrews, Jones Terrence Antonio, Saint Bodhi, Brittany Coney, Kirk Franklin, Lasanna Harris, Shama Joseph, Stuart Lowery, Lecrae Moore & Nathanael Saint-Fleur, songwriters
We The Kingdom; Andrew Bergthold, Ed Cash, Franni Cash, Martin Cash & Scott Cash, songwriters
FAMOUS FOR (I BELIEVE)
Tauren Wells Featuring Jenn Johnson; Chuck Butler, Krissy Nordhoff, Jordan Sapp, Alexis Slifer & Tauren Wells, songwriters
THERE WAS JESUS
Zach Williams & Dolly Parton; Casey Beathard, Jonathan Smith & Zach Williams, songwriters
38. Best Gospel Album
For albums containing at least 51% playing time of newly recorded, vocal, traditional or contemporary/R&B gospel music recordings.
2ECOND WIND: READY
Anthony Brown & group therAPy
GOSPEL ACCORDING TO PJ
39. Best Contemporary Christian Music Album
For albums containing at least 51% playing time of newly recorded, vocal, contemporary Christian music, including pop, rap/hip hop, Latin, or rock recordings.
RUN TO THE FATHER
ALL OF MY BEST FRIENDS
Hillsong Young & Free
We The Kingdom
CITIZEN OF HEAVEN
JESUS IS KING
40. Best Roots Gospel Album
For albums containing at least 51% playing time of newly recorded, vocal, traditional/roots gospel music, including country, Southern gospel, bluegrass, and Americana recordings.
The Crabb Family
WHAT CHRISTMAS REALLY MEANS
CELEBRATING FISK! (THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY ALBUM)
Fisk Jubilee Singers
Ernie Haase & Signature Sound