The four categories are Best County Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals and Best Country Song for their number one hit Free, Best Country Album for their second album You Get What You Give that went to number one and Best Country Collaboration With Vocals for their collaboration with Newnan native Alan Jackson on As She’s Walking Away, it also went to number one.
The 53rd annual Grammy’s will be presented February 11th, 2011 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The show will be televised live by CBS.
Last year the group was nominated for three awards and won the Grammy for Best New Artist.
Thomaston’s Coy Bowles plays keyboards and guitar for the group, he is the son of Barney and Janis Bowles. Other members of the band include band founder Zac Brown (lead vocals, guitar), Jimmy De Martini (fiddle, vocals), John Driskell Hopkins (bass guitar, vocals), Chris Fryar (drums) and Clay Cook (guitar, keyboards, mandolin, steel guitar, vocals).
Here are the categories and the other nominees.
Best country performance by a duo or group with vocals:
Free, Zac Brown Band; Elizabeth, Dailey & Vincent; Need You Now, Lady Antebellum; Little White Church, Little Big Town; Where Rainbows Never Die, The SteelDrivers
Best country collaboration with vocals:
As She's Walking Away, Zac Brown Band & Alan Jackson; Bad Angel, Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert & Jamey Johnson; Pride (In The Name Of Love), Dierks Bentley, Del McCoury & The Punch Brothers; Hillbilly Bone, Blake Shelton & Trace Adkins ; I Run To You, Marty Stuart & Connie Smith
Best country song:
Free, Zac Brown Band; The Breath You Take, George Strait; The House That Built Me, Miranda Lambert; I'd Love To Be Your Last, Gretchen Wilson; If I Die Young, The Band Perry; Need You Now, Lady Antebellum
Best country album
You Get What You Give, Zac Brown Band; Up On The Ridge, Dierks Bentley; The Guitar Song, Jamey Johnson; Need You Now, Lady Antebellum; Revolution, Miranda Lambert