D’Addario & Company Congratulates Their 2017 Grammy Award Nominees

Mike Lawson • News • December 12, 2016

With 36 nominations across all brands endorsees represent flagship D’Addario acoustic and electric guitar strings, Evans drumheads, Promark drumsticks, Planet Waves accessories, along with woodwinds and orchestral products.

2017 Grammy Nominees Album of the Year

Drake, Views – Adrian Bent (Evans / Promark)


Best New Artist

Kelsea Ballerini (Fretted)

Chance the Rapper – Greg “Stix” Landfair for (Evans / Promark) 

Marin Morris (Fretted)

Anderson .Paak (Evans / Promark)


Best Contemporary Instrumental Album

When You Wish Upon A Star – Bill Frisell (Fretted) 

Culcha Vulcha – Snarky Puppy (All Brands)


Best Rock Performance

Joe (Live From Austin City Limits) – Alabama Shakes (Fretted)


Best Metal Performance

The Price Is Wrong – Periphery (All Brands)

Track from: Periphery III: Select Difficulty (All Brands)

Silvera – Gojira (Fretted) Track from: Magma

Dystopia – Megadeth – Kiko Louriero (Fretted) Track from: Dystopia

Shock Me – Baroness (Fretted / Accessories)


Best Rock Album

Magma – Gojira (Fretted)

Tell Me I’m Pretty – Cage The Elephant – Jared Champion (Evans)


Best Urban Contemporary Album

Malibu – Anderson .Paak (Evans / Promark) 

Ology – Gallant – Dylan McGhee Jones (Fretted)


Best Country Solo Performance

My Church – Maren Morris (Fretted) Track from: Hero

Blue Ain’t Your Color – Keith Urban (Fretted / Accessories) Track from: Ripcord


Best Country Duo or Group

21 Summer – Brothers Osborne (Fretted) Track from: Pawn Shop


Best Country Song

Blue Ain’t Your Color – Keith Urban (Fretted / Accessories) Track from: Ripcord

My Church – Maren Morris (Fretted) Track from: Hero


Best Country Album

Hero – Maren Morris (Fretted)

Ripcord – Keith Urban (Fretted / Accessories)


Best Improvised Jazz Solo

I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry – John Scofield, Soloist (Fretted) Track from: Country For Old Men


Best Jazz Instrumental Album

Country For Old Men – John Scofield (Fretted)


Best Americana Roots Album

Factory Girl – Rhiannon Giddens (Fretted) Track from: Factory Girl


Best American Roots Song

Kid Sister – Vince Gill, Songwriter (The Time Jumpers) (Fretted) Track from: Kid Sister


Best Americana Album

Kid Sister – The Time Jumpers – Vince Gill (Fretted)


Best Bluegrass Album

Original Traditional – Blue Highway (Fretted)

Coming Home – O’Connor Band With Mark O’Connor (Orchestral)

Burden Bearer – Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver (Fretted)

The Hazel And Alice Sessions – Laurie Lewis & The Right Hands (Fretted)


Best Folk Album

Factory Girl – Rhiannon Giddens (Fretted) 

Weighted Mind – Sierra Hull (Fretted)


Best Contemporary Classical Composition

Winger: Conversations With Nijinsky — C. F. Kip Winger, composer (Fretted)



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