Taylor Swift will probably be pleased when the Grammy nominations are announced on Friday. Her album Red is likely to be nominated for both Album of the Year and Best Country Album. Odds are she'll also be in the running for Best Country Solo Performance (for "Begin Again") and Best Country Duo/Group Performance (for "Highway Don't Care," a collabo with Tim McGraw and Keith Urban).
Swift's 2008 blockbuster Fearless won both Album of the Year and Best Country Album.
Three other past winners for Best Country Album, Lady Antebellum, Vince Gill and George Strait, also have albums in contention in that category this year, though they may be hard-pressed to make the final five.
Here are the likely nominees and runners-up for Best Country Album and in the two performance categories in the country field.
The eligibility year closed on Sept. 30. The awards will be presented on Jan. 26 at Staples Center.
Best Country Album
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