Why the "2017 Grammy Nominees" Album Is More Than a Little Bit Country

Atlantic RecordsThe 2017 Grammy Nominees album will be out later this month, and country makes a strong showing this year, with 8 of the project’s 21 tracks coming from the country field.

The disc features five country number ones:  Kelsea Ballerini’s “Peter Pan,” Carrie Underwood’s “Church Bells,” Thomas Rhett’s “Die a Happy Man,” and Tim McGraw’s “Humble and Kind,” as well as this week's current country #1 hit: Keith Urban’s “Blue Ain’t Your Color.”

The annual compilation also showcases the breakthrough hit that put Maren Morris on the map, “My Church.” The Texas native is the most-nominated country act at this year’s Grammys, which will be handed out February 12 in Los Angeles.

Miranda Lambert’s “Vice,” Sturgill Simpson’s “Brace for Impact (Live a Little),” and Brandy Clark’s latest single, “Love Can Go to Hell,” round out country's contributions.

The 2017 Grammy Nominees collection comes out January 20 in stores and online. If you pre-order the project, you’ll have a chance to win a trip for two to this year’s show.

Here’s the complete track listing:

“Don’t Hurt  Yourself” -- Beyonce featuring Jack White
“Stressed Out” -- Twenty One Pilots
“Cheap Thrills” -- Sia featuring Sean Paul
“Hotline Bling” -- Drake
“Hello” -- Adele
“Love Yourself” -- Justin Bieber
“Closer” -- The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey
“Peter Pan” -- Kelsea Ballerini
“My Church” -- Maren Morris
“Brace for Impact (Live a Little)” -- Sturgill Simpson
“Am I Wrong” -- Anderson .Paak featuring ScHoolBoy Q
“Confident” -- Demi Lovato
“Dangerous Woman” -- Ariana Grande
“Piece by Piece (Idol Version)” -- Kelly Clarkson
“7 Years” -- Lukas Graham
“Church Bells” -- Carrie Underwood
“Blue Ain’t Your Color” -- Keith Urban
“Love Can Go to Hell” -- Brandy Clark
“Die a Happy Man” -- Thomas Rhett
“Vice” -- Miranda Lambert
“Humble and Kind” -- Tim McGraw

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