Photo by Bryan Bedder/ Getty Images
Dierks Bentley has gotten a little help from his friends for latest album Up On the Ridge, and it looks like it’s gotten him far: he’s up for Best Country Album, and has a double-nomination for Best Country Collaboration With Vocals at this year’s Grammy awards.
“Bad Angel” is the first track up for Best Country Collaboration with vocals, and its featured artists are no slouches: in fact, Miranda Lambert and Jamey Johnson are in direct competition with Bentley in the Best Country Album category.
Meanwhile, “Pride (In The Name Of Love)” features Del McCoury & Punch Brothers – the former also nominated for Best Bluegrass Album with The Del McCoury Band. Scrobbles are lower, but it may be that the inventiveness of Punch Brothers’ ‘newgrass‘ with McCoury’s traditional bluegrass bags them the prize.
Bentley’s hopes for a Best Country Album should be buoyed by his triple nomination, but it remains to be seen if he can get his first Grammy this year.