Best Dance Recording
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
- Britney Spears for "Toxic", from the album "In The Zone" [ Grammy winner ]
Best Male Country Vocal Performance
Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
Best Country Album
- Brooks & Dunn for the single "You Can't Take The Honky Tonk Out Of The Girl", from the album "Red Dirt Road"
Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group
Best Gospel Performance
- Branford Marsalis Quartet for "Eternal"
- McCoy Tyner With Gary Bartz, Terence Blanchard, Christian McBride & Lewis Nash for "Illuminations" [ Grammy winner ]
Best Southern, Country, or Bluegrass Gospel Album
Best Gospel Choir Or Chorus Album
Best Contemporary Blues Album
Best Traditional Folk Album
Best Comedy Album
Lifetime Achievement Awards
- Jerry Lee Lewis
- Jelly Roll Morton
Tim McGraw's single "Live Like You Were Dying" is nominated for Song Of The Year and Best Country Song [ Grammy winner ]. Both are songwriters awards.
Tina Marie's single "I'm Still In Love" is nominated for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance. The song is from her Cash Money Classics album, "La Dona".
The Notorious Cherry Bombs single "It's Hard To Kiss The Lips At Night That Chew Your Ass Out All Day Long" is nominated for Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal. The band includes bassist Michael Rhodes. The tune is also nominated for Best Country Song (a songwriters award).
The "Cold Mountain" soundtrack is nominated for Best Compilation Soundtrack Album For A Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media. The album features Dirk Powell (of Balfa Toujours) and others.
Powell also performed on Loretta Lynn's album, "Van Lear Rose", which received a slew of nominations (album and individual tracks). The song "Portland Oregon" won a Grammy for "Best Country Collaboration With Vocals" and the album was named "Best Country Album".