|Kentucky native, Sturgill Simpson. Photo via Sturgill Simpson Facebook.|
Kentucky natives, Loretta Lynn and Sturgill Simpson have been recognized with the list of nominees for the 2017 Grammy Music Awards. Most notably, Sturgill Simpson is the only country artist in the overall Album of the Year category for his album “A Sailor’s Guide to Earth.” That album is also up for Best Country Album, alongside Loretta Lynn’s “Full Circle.” Virgie, Kentucky, native, Josh Osborne is up for Best Country Song as one of the songwriters of Miranda Lambert’s song, “Vice.”
Sturgill Simpson is also a part of the Vinyl: The Essentials Season 1 with his song “Sugar Daddy,” which was also the theme song of the television show. “A Sailor’s Guide to Earth” was produced by Sturgill Simpson. Geoff Allan, David Ferguson & Sean Sullivan were engineers/mixers, while Gavin Lurssen was mastering engineer.
Below is a list of the country music related nominees for the 59th Anuual Grammy Awards. The show will air live on CBS on Sunday, February 12, 2017.
Jessica Blankenship is the owner and founder of Kentucky Country Music website. The Berea College graduate has been a music journalist and historian for over 20 years. She enjoys providing concert photography, reviews, historical articles, red carpet event coverage, and exclusive interviews of your favorite musicians. Jessica is proud to be a Kentucky Colonel and alumni of the FFA and 4-H Clubs. In 2018, she was named one of Laurel County’s Ten Under 40 Award Recipients. In 2019, she was a member of the Inaugural class of BRIGHT Kentucky as part of Leadership Kentucky. She has been featured on the Kentucky Music Preview podcast, Hollercast podcast, Overtones radio show, WFKY Nashville News Roundup, KET, and more. Beyond music, she enjoys traveling, helping her community, collecting gnomes, and Volkswagens.