By Our Count, 12 Different North Texas-Sprung Acts Are Up For 30 Awards In 20 Different Categories At The 2019 Grammy Awards.
This morning, the nominees were revealed for the 2019 Grammy Awards.
As with most every year, plenty of locals and North Texas expats alike are represented in the nominations this year. But has North Texas ever been this well-represented? Off the tops of our heads anyway, we can’t remember another year when the nominations were so dominated by folks that cut their teeth in the greater Dallas region.
By our count — and, admittedly, we probably even missed a few — there are 12 North Texas-sprung acts up for 30 awards in 20 different categories in this year’s nominations. Leading the way is the country/pop crossover successes of Arlington’s Maren Morris and Golden’s Kacey Musgraves, who earned six and four nods this year, respectively. Grapevine’s record-setting Post Malone also notched four award nominations of his own.
Here’s the full breakdown of nominees from the region — and what they’re up for.
• Record of the Year for singing on Zedd’ “The Middle”
• Song of the Year for “The Middle”
• Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for “The Middle” w/ Zedd
• Best Country Solo Performance for “Mona Lisas And Mad Hatters” from Restoration: Reimagining The Songs Of Elton John And Bernie Taupin
• Best Country Duo/Group Performance for “Dear Hate” w/ Vince Gill
• Best Country Song for “Dear Hate”
• Record of the Year for “Rockstar”
• Album of the Year for Beerbongs & Bentleys
• Best Pop Solo Performance for “Better Now”
• Best Rap/Sung Performance for “Rockstar”
• Album of the Year for Golden Hour
• Best Country Solo Performance for “Butterflies”
• Best Country Song for “Space Cowboy”
• Best Country Album for Golden Hour
• Record of the Year for producing Cardi B’s “I Like It”
• Album of the Year for his production work on Cardi B’s Invasion Of Privacy
• Best Rap Album for his production work on Cardi B’s Invasion of Privacy
• Best Rock Song for “Masseduction”
• Best Alternative Music Album for Masseduction
• Best Recording Package for Masseduction
• Record of the Year for producing Drake’s “God’s Plan”
• Album of the Year for his producing work on Drake’s Scorpion
• Best Rap Album for his production work on Travis Scott’s Astroworld
• Best Traditional R&B Performance for “Bet Ain’t Worth The Hand”
• Best R&B Album for Good Thing
• Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for “Fall in Line” w/ Christina Aguilera
• Best Pop Vocal Album for Meaning of Life
• Best Gospel Performance/Song for “Never Alone” w/ Tori Kelly
Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein
• Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media for their work on Stranger Things
Jerry Junkin & Dallas Winds
• Best Engineered Album, Classical for John Williams At The Movies
The 61 Grammy Awards air February 10 on CBS, broadcast live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.