Grammy Awards Tonight: Kenny Nominated for “Down The Road” (Updated)

posted January 31st, 2010 at 12:27 am

by Josh Martn

The 52nd annual Grammy Awards will be held tonight and Kenny Chesney is nominated for the second year in a row, and second time overall.

The nomination is in the Best Country Collaboration with Vocals category for his duet “Down The Road” with Mac McAnally.

“Some things are just magic and you know it,” says Chesney. “I knew the first time I heard Mac sing this on his Simple Life record… the same place I heard ‘Back Where I Come From.’ It gets inside and lets you understood everything about life you don’t even realize. So it makes sense the Grammy people – who’re from all musical genres – would recognize this song and the heart Mac brings. For a little record like this – as big as country radio can be – to spend a couple weeks at the top of the charts, it touched people. So I’m honored to share this with my friend.”

“I’m blessed by the wonderful friends I’ve found through music and how generously they’ve shared their talent, songs and lives with me,” Chesney explains. “When something like a Grammy nomination happens for something that was just an honor, I can only feel humbled – and grateful.”

Here are the other nominees in the category:

  • Beautiful World – Dierks Bentley & Patty Griffin
  • Start A Band – Brad Paisley & Keith Urban
  • I Told You So – Carrie Underwood & Randy Travis
  • Everything But Quits – Lee Ann Womack & George Strait

Leading the nominations this year is Beyonce with ten nods, Taylor Swift with eight, and The Black Eyed Peas, Maxwell, and Kanye West with six nominations each.

Be sure to tune in tonight at 8 pm ET/PT on CBS to see if Kenny is a winner.

Update – Kenny and Mac did not win. Carrie Underwood and Randy Travis took home the award for “I Told You So.”

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  • vicki weber

    My prediction is that i really do want kenny chesney to win this Grammy Award with “Down The Road” that is a very good song that he did sing with Mac McAnally and i love this song.I am going to watch the Grammy Awards tonight at 7 PM Texas time to see who wins the Grammy Awards.I really do hope that Kenny Chesney and Mac McAnally wins.

  • sosilly

    Is Kenny expected to be there?
    He has not been seen at any of the pre grammy events.He is supposedly still out west working on the editing of the 3D project.
    I predict Keith and Brad will win.
    I would love to see Kenny and Mac get it, but just not thinking it will go that way.

  • Ellen

    I would love for Kenny and Mac to win. The song is beautiful. However, I think Carrie and Randy will take it.

  • sosilly

    from PEOPLE…looks like the best country collaboration was given out before the show

    Swift’s country music pals Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood also claimed early Grammys, though they weren’t on-hand to accept the awards in person. The Aussie star won best male country vocal performance for “Sweet Thing,” while Underwood earned best country collaboration for her duet with Randy Travis, “I Told You So.”


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