North Texas represents with 7 nominations in 59th Grammy Awards
Nominations for the 2017 Grammy Awards include a passel of musicians who hail from or reside in the North Texas area. Leading the pack is Maren Morris, who was nominated for four awards.
Morris, an Arlington native, is up for Best New Artist and Best Country Album for 2016's Hero. Her single "My Church" was nominated for Best Country Solo Performance and for Best Country Song.
Morris moved to Nashville when she was 20. Hero is her major label debut, but she released three albums before that and has been recording since 2005.
Fort Worth native Leon Bridges was nominated for Best Music Video, for the song "River." The song is from his 2015 debut album Coming Home, for which he received a nomination in 2015 for Best R&B Album of the Year; he lost.
Arlington a cappella group Pentatonix was nominated for Best Country Duo/Group Performance with Dolly Parton for the song "Jolene." The group won Grammys in 2015 and 2016.
Songwriter Shane McAnally was nominated for Best Country Song for "Vice," the Miranda Lambert song he co-wrote with Lambert and Josh Osborne. McAnally lives in Nashville but was born in Mineral Wells. He won two Grammys in 2014 and was nominated in 2015 and 2016.
The Grammys air Sunday, February 12, 2017, on CBS.