By Our Count, 17 Different North Texas-Connected Acts Are Up For A Total 21 Awards Across 15 Categories At The 2020 Grammy Awards.

On Wednesday morning, The Recording Academy announced the nominees for its 2020 Grammy Awards — and, per usual, North Texas-tied artists popped up all across the award show’s 84 award categories.

In total, 17 Dallas-area-connected acts have earned 21 nominations across 15 categories at this year’s awards. That’s a larger number of artists represented than last year’s dominating nomination performance (12) from area acts, although last year’s crops did outperform this year’s in terms of total nominations (30) and category appearances (20).

The winners of the 61st Grammy Awards will be revealed on Sunday, January 26, during a ceremony hosted at Los Angeles’ Staples Center. The broadcast will take place on CBS and start at 7 p.m.

Here’s a list of the acts with regional ties that could take home a cute little golden gramophone.

Kal Banx (Dallas)
Best Rap Album for Revenge of the Dreamers III by Dreamville

Cardo (Fort Worth)
Best Rap Album for Championships by Meek Mill
Best Rap Album for I Am > I Was by 21 Savage

John Congleton (Dallas)
Album Of The Year for Norman Fucking Rockwell! by Lana Del Rey

Kirk Franklin (Arlington)
Best Gospel Performance/Song for “Love Theory”
Best Gospel Album for Long Live Love

Jazzmeia Horn (Dallas)
Best Jazz Vocal Album for Love & Liberation

Jeff Hyde (Marshall)
Best Country Song for “Some of It” by Eric Church
Best Country Album for Desperate Man by Eric Church

Jonas Brothers (Dallas)
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for “Sucker”

La Energia Norteña (Dallas)
Best Regional Mexican Music Album (including Tejano) for Poco A Poco

Miranda Lambert (Lindale)
Best Country Song for “It All Comes Out in The Wash”

Post Malone (Grapevine)
Record Of The Year for “Sunflower (feat. Swae Lee)”
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for “Sunflower (feat. Swae Lee)”

Delbert McClinton & The Self-Made Men (Lubbock)
Best Traditional Blues Album for Tall, Dark, & Handsome

Maren Morris (Arlington)
Best Country Duo/Group Performance for “Common (feat. Brandi Carlile)”

Tayla Parx (Dallas)
Album Of The Year for Thank U, Next by Ariana Grande

Sugaray Rayford (Smith County)
Best Contemporary Blues Album for Somebody Save Me

Liz Rose (Dallas)
Best Country Song for Miranda Lambert’s “It All Comes Out in the Wash”

Jimmie Vaughn (Dallas)
Best Traditional Blues Album for Baby, Please Come Home

J. White Did It (Dallas)
Best Rap Album for I Am > I Was by 21 Savage

Cover photo of Cardo by Kathy Tran.

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