We are beyond thrilled that our writers have been recognized by the Recording Academy and the wider industry for the 2018 GRAMMY Awards® nominations. Twelve of Downtown’s clients have received nods or have played significant contributions to 18 nominations, across a variety of 17 categories. See the full lineup below:
Benny Blanco, the three-time winner and fourteen-time nominee, is up again for Song of the Year for “Issues”* performed by Julia Michaels, and contributions to Best Pop Vocal Album, ÷ (Divide) by Ed Sheeran. The album includes “Happier” written by Ryan Tedder and produced by Benny Blanco (who also produced 5 other tracks on the album).
Cy Coleman's written "The Best Is Yet To Come" (Notable Music) is featured in two Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album nominees: Tony Bennett Celebrates 90 (Various Artists) and Triplicate by Bob Dylan.
Two-time winner, Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit, is nominated for 3 awards with Best Americana Album & Best American Roots Album for The Nashville Sound, and Best American Roots Song for “If We Were Vampires.”
— Jason IsBells Will Be Ringing (@JasonIsbell) November 28, 2017
The single, "Let My Mother Live," written by John Leventhal, performed by Blind Boys Of Alabama, from Almost Home is nominated for Best American Roots Performance.
The single "It Ain't Over Yet,” by Rodney Crowell (feat. Rosanne Cash (Notable Music) and John Paul White) is nominated for Best American Roots Song.
Heartbreak by Lady Antebellum grabbed a nomination for Best Country Album featuring Sara Haze’s co-written singles “This City” and “Think ABout You.”
Previous Grammy Award winner and four-time nominee, Maren Morris (Big Yellow Dog), is up for Best Country Solo Performance for "I Could Use a Love Song."
American rock-metal band, Nothing More (Eleven Seven), has been nominated for Best Rock Album with The Stories We Tell Ourselves and Best Rock Song & Best Rock Performance for their featured song off the album “Go To War.”
We’re in the middle of our European tour right now and just as we were pulling into Prague we got the news. 3 GRAMMY nominations! We can’t believe it! Thank you so much! #GRAMMYs pic.twitter.com/vFSDynZKvT
— Nothing More (@nothingmorerock) November 28, 2017
Migration by Bonobo is nomination for Best Dance/Electronic Album featuring “Break Apart ft. Rhye,” co-written by Michael Milosh.
The twenty-three-time winner and fifty-time nominee, Bruce Springsteen is up for Best Spoken Word Album with Born To Run.
Hans Zimmer, the four-time award winner and eight-time nominee, has been nominated for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media as composer for Dunkirk* & composer for Hidden Figures* with Benjamin Wallfisch and Pharrell Williams. He was also nominated for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media for his contributions on Hidden Figures: The Album*, (Various Artists).
Downtown congratulates all of this year's nominees.
*These are projects Downtown does not represent.