The 60th Annual GRAMMY Award nominees have been announced, and there are a great number of Ernie Ball artists among the nominees, among them are Bruno Mars, who was nominated for 6 Grammys for Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Best R&B Performance, Best R&B Song, and Best R&B Album; as well as 2007 Ernie Ball Battle of the Band winners Nothing More, who were nominated for 3 Grammys for Best Rock Song, Best Rock Performance, and Best Rock Album. As always, we’re as proud to be a part of the sound these world-class artists are known for as we are of each artist and their accomplishments.

We’ve put together a complete rundown of Ernie Ball family nominees for you, so that you can be just as excited as we are when they win. We’ll be updating this blog as the awards are presented to let you know if they’ve won. Good luck to everyone!

Record Of The Year:
“24K Magic” — Bruno Mars (Regular Slinky electric strings, Ernie Ball Music Man Albert Lee guitar)

Album Of The Year:
24K Magic — Bruno Mars

Song Of The Year:
“That’s What I Like” — Christopher Brody Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars, Ray Charles McCullough II, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus & Jonathan Yip, songwriters (Bruno Mars)

Best Dance Recording:
“Tonite” — LCD Soundsystem (Regular and Power Slinky guitar strings, Hybrid Slinky bass strings)

Best Rock Performance:
“The Promise” — Chris Cornell (Earthwood Light acoustic strings, Regular Slinky electric strings)
“Go To War” — Nothing More (Nickel Medium Light guitar strings, Power Slinky 5-string bass strings, 80/20 Paradigm acoustic strings, Ernie Ball Music Man Bongo 5-string bass)

Best Metal Performance:
“Black Hoodie” — Body Count (Custom bass string sets)
“Forever” — Code Orange (Not Even Slinky and Skinny Top Heavy Bottom electric strings, Regular Slinky 5-String bass strings)

Best Rock Song:
“Atlas, Rise!” — James Hetfield & Lars Ulrich, songwriters (Metallica) (Paradigm Power and Regular Slinky electric guitar strings and Everlast Phosphor Bronze Medium acoustic guitar strings)
“Go To War” — Ben Anderson, Jonny Hawkins, Will Hoffman, Daniel Oliver, David Pramik & Mark Vollelunga, songwriters (Nothing More)
“The Stage” — Zachary Baker, Brian Haner, Matthew Sanders, Jonathan Seward & Brooks Wackerman, songwriters (Avenged Sevenfold) (Paradigm Skinny Top Heavy Bottom electric strings, Power Slinky bass strings plus .125 Bass Single)

Best Rock Album:
Hardwired…To Self-Destruct — Metallica
The Stories We Tell Ourselves — Nothing More
A Deeper Understanding — The War On Drugs (Power Slinky electric guitar strings + Custom Singles 11,14,18p,26,36,46, Earthwood Medium Light acoustic strings)

Best Alternative Music Album:
American Dream — LCD Soundsystem

Best R&B Performance:
“That’s What I Like” — Bruno Mars

Best R&B Song:
“That’s What I Like” — Christopher Brody Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars, Ray Charles McCullough II, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus & Jonathan Yip, songwriters (Bruno Mars)

Best R&B Album:
24K Magic — Bruno Mars

Best Country Duo/Group Performance:
“My Old Man” — Zac Brown Band (Regular Slinky electric guitar strings, Hybrid Slinky bass strings, Earthwood Phosphor Bronze Medium acoustic strings)

Best Country Song:
“Drinkin’ Problem” — Jess Carson, Cameron Duddy, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne & Mark Wystrach, songwriters (Midland)

Best Country Album:

Cosmic Hallelujah — Kenny Chesney (Regular Slinky electric guitar strings, Earthwood Phosphor Bronze Medium acoustic strings)

Best Roots Gospel Album:
The Best Of The Collingsworth Family – Volume 1 — The Collingsworth Family
Give Me Jesus — Larry Cordle
Resurrection — Joseph Habedank
Sing It Now: Songs Of Faith & Hope — Reba McEntire
Hope For All Nations — Karen Peck & New River

Best American Roots Song:
“If We Were Vampires” — Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit
“It Ain’t Over Yet” — Rodney Crowell Featuring Rosanne Cash & John Paul White (Everlast Phosphor Bronze Medium Light acoustic guitar strings)

Best Americana Album:

The Nashville Sound — Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit

Best Traditional Blues Album:

Blue & Lonesome — The Rolling Stones (Keith Richards) (Paradigm Regular Slinky electric guitar strings)

Best Children’s Album:
Feel What U Feel — Lisa Loeb (Earthwood Medium Light acoustic guitar strings)

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