Grammy Preview Of 'Best Country Solo Performance' Category

Country Grammy front-runner and first-time nominee Maren Morris has four nominations, including one in the Best Country Solo Performance category for "My Church," which is also up for Best Country Song. Her debut album, Hero, is up for Best Country Album and she also scored a nod in the all-genre Best New Artist category along with Kelsea Ballerini

When asked about writing "My Church" Maren said, "I wanted to write a song about that feeling you get when you're connected to music that you love. Or really just a feeling. I get that feeling when I listen to music."

Carrie Underwood has seven Grammys to her name, the most of any of her fellow nominees in the category. This year she's up for just one award, Best Country Solo Performance for "Church Bells."

Carrie says "Church Bells" is a song about women empowerment. "I feel like in a lot of movies or stories or whatever, people have to be pushed to their limits to act and to kind of find that inner strength. And I love a good, strong, woman song."

Two-time Grammy winner Miranda Lambert has a chance of picking up two more trophies this year, one for Best Country Solo Performance and Best Country Song for "Vice." 

Brandy Clark has yet to win a Grammy, but this could be her year. She's up for Best Country Solo Performance for "Love Can Go To Hell" and Best Country Album for Big Day in a Small Town.

Four-time Grammy winner Keith Urban is the lone guy in the group of nominees for Best Country Solo Performance. He gets the nod for his most recent number-one, "Blue Ain't Your Color." He's also up for Country Album of the Year for Ripcord.

Keith shared what it was like to hear "Blue Ain't Your Color" for the first time in the studio, “It just struck me as one of those rare songs that encompass so many things in it. I couldn’t even label what it was, what style it was. It’s got a bit of soul, it’s got a bit of blues, it’s got a bit of country, it’s got just a big mix of all good things."

The Grammys air live on Sunday night on CBS.

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