The 2019 Grammy Nominees were officially announced on Friday, December 7th by Apple Music and on CBS This Morning. The Grammys will take place on February 10th at Staples Center in Los Angeles, with the ceremony’s host yet to be announced. The Grammy awards represent 84 different musical categories, with 18 Ernie Ball artists receiving esteemed nominations. Below is the list of our nominated artists and how you can hear their award-worthy material.
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance – “Girls Like You” (feat. Cardi B.)
In 2016, Ernie Ball released The Pursuit of Tone featuring James Valentine. Maroon 5 guitarist, James Valentine is a driving force behind some of the most successful songs in modern rock. James traces his journey from Lincoln, Nebraska, to the global stage, discussing the moments that shaped him as an artist, and the journey he and Maroon 5 endured on their rise to the top.
Maroon 5’s Gear
Lead guitarist James Valentine produces Maroon 5’s riffs using his signature Music Man Valentine guitars. Adam Levine and Valentine play Regular Slinky M-Steel strings and Power Slinky M-Steel strings.
Best Rock Song – “Masseduction” (Songwriting)
Best Alternative Album – Masseduction
Best Recording Package – Masseduction (Art Director)
Listen to Masseduction now on Spotify.
St. Vincent’s Gear
Best Traditional R&B Performance – “Bet It Ain’t Worth the Hand”
Best R&B Album – Good Thing
Listen to Good Thing on Spotify.
Best Rock Performance – “When Bad Does Good”
We’re honored to say that Chris Cornell would play with Ernie Ball Regular Slinky strings to produce his legendary tone.
Best Rock Performance – “Made An America”
Fever 333’s Strings
Best Rock Performance – “Uncomfortable”
Best Metal Performance – “Honeycomb”
Deafheaven uses Ernie Ball Regular Slinky Bass strings.
Best Metal Performance – “On My Teeth”
Bring Me the Horizon
Best Rock Song – “Mantra” (Songwriting)
Bring Me the Horizon’s Strings
Best Rock Song – “Rats” (Songwriting)
Best Rock Album – Prequelle
Ghost uses Ernie Ball Custom 10-54 individual, Custom 11-58 individual, Hybrid Stainless Steel Bass, Paradigm Medium Light Phosphor Bronze, Slinky 6 Baritone 13-72, and Earthwood Medium Light 12 string sets.
Alice in Chains
Best Rock Album – Rainier Fog
Alice in Chain’s Strings
Jerry Cantrell of Alice in Chains uses Ernie Ball RPS Regular Slinky strings.
Fall Out Boy
Best Rock Album – MANIA
Fall Out Boy’s Strings
Best Rock Album – Pacific Daydream
Florida Georgia Line
Best Country Duo/Group Performance – “Meant to Be”
Florida Georgia Line’s Strings
Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package – Appetite for Destruction (Locked ‘N Loaded Box)
Slash has had a fantastic year. If you haven’t yet, check out the Ernie Ball film, “Unspoken Expression” and watch has Slash gives us an inside look to his private studio, his creative process and what inspires him to write music today.
Slash uses Ernie Ball Paradigm Power Slinky strings.
Best Traditional Blues Album – The Blues is Alive and Well
Ernie Ball’s mini-documentary series The Pursuit of Tone premiered in 2016 with blues legend, Buddy Guy. Watch as Buddy Guy explores his historic career.
Best Music Film – Life in 12 Bars
Eric Clapton’s Strings
Eric Clapton uses Ernie Ball Regular Slinky strings.
Fever 333 – Image Courtesy of Louder than War
Chris Cornell – Image Courtesy AP Images
Florida Georgia Line – Youtube
Leon Bridges – Orca Sound
Weezer – Spin