Hillary Scott, Thomas Rhett, Cassadee Pope Give Thanks for 2017 Grammys Nods
Hillary Scott, Thomas Rhett and Cassadee Pope had plenty to be thankful for on Tuesday morning (Dec. 6): All three country artists are 2017 Grammy Awards nominees, and all three used social media to share their reactions to their nods.
Scott and her family received two nominations: one in the Best Contemporary Christian Music Album category for their gospel album, Love Remains, and another in Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance / Song, for their song "Thy Will." Written with Emily Wiseband and Bernie Herms, the tune was inspired by a miscarriage that Scott suffered in the fall of 2015, and on Instagram, Scott reflected on how both her Grammy nomination and the memories of their writing session bring tears to her eyes.
"This photo brings back so many emotions ...," Scott writes, sharing a photo originally posted by Herms on the day they wrote "Thy Will." "[T]ears of sadness because of the grief that I spoke about in this room to these two beautiful human beings, but tears of JOY because of what God has done -- we have witnessed, FELT and watched BEAUTY RISE FROM ASHES."
Pope's emotions on Tuesday morning were on the other end of the spectrum from Scott's: "This is what it looks like to wake up to a Grammy nomination!" the singer captioned a euphoric-looking photo of herself, laying in bed. "OMG!!!! Thank you @chrisyoungmusic!"
"I can see people listening to that and relating to it, and that’s what a hit song is," Pope says of the track. "Every part of that song just grabbed me ..."
Rhett, meanwhile, received a Best Country Song nomination for his tune "Die a Happy Man." The award goes to the winning track's songwriters; Rhett wrote "Die a Happy Man" with Sean Douglas and Joe Spargur.
"So many days and hours of work have led to this day for me and so many others," Rhett reflects. "I could not be more grateful for your support."
The 59th annual Grammy Awards will take place in Los Angeles on Feb. 12. The Late Late Show host James Corden will host the televised ceremony, which will begin at 8PM ET on CBS; the pre-telecast Premiere Ceremony will begin at 3:30PM ET and be available to stream online. Further details, including a list of performers, will be announced in the coming weeks.
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