The nominations for the 2023 Grammy Awards were revealed Nov. 15, and, as usual, Texans are among those leading the pack.

Beyoncé topped all nominees with nine nods for her album Renaissance — tying her with husband Jay-Z for most-nominated artist of all time — while Lizzo garnered five nominations, and Willie Nelson and Miranda Lambert scored four apiece. (Three of the five nominations for Best Country Album went to Texans, with Maren Morris joining Nelson and Lambert. Those three performers are also competing in the Best Country Solo Performance category.)

This year’s Grammys will include five new categories, including Songwriter of the Year (Non-Classical), Best Alternative Music Performance, Best Americana Performance and Best Score Soundtrack for Video Games and Other Interactive Media.

“I’m energized by this year’s slate of nominees and how each of them uses their craft to inspire us, and to remind us that music is our universal language,” Harvey Mason, CEO of the Recording Academy, said in a statement. “Each of these nominees has helped to provide the world with an incredible soundtrack, and is a true testament to how vibrant our entire music community truly is.”

The Grammy Awards will be broadcast Feb. 5, 2023, from Los Angeles. (The ceremony will air at 6 p.m. CST.) Here is the list of Texas nominees.



Beyoncé (Houston)

Record of the Year — “Break My Soul”

Song of the Year — “Break My Soul”

Album of the Year — Renaissance

Best Dance/Electronic Recording — “Break My Soul”

Best Dance/Electronic Music Album — Renaissance

Best R&B Performance — “Virgo’s Groove”

Best R&B Song — “Cuff It”

Best Traditional R&B Performance — “Plastic Off the Sofa”

Best Song Written for Visual Media — “Be Alive”



Lizzo (Houston)

Record of the Year — “About Damn Time”

Song of the Year — “About Damn Time”

Album of the Year —  Special

Best Pop Solo Performance — “About Damn Time

Best Pop Vocal Album — Special


Willie Nelson (Austin)

Best Country Solo Performance — “Live Forever”

Best Country Song — “I’ll Love You Til the Day I Die”

Best Country Album — A Beautiful Time

Best Roots Gospel Album — The Willie Nelson Family



Miranda Lambert (Lindale)

Best Country Solo Performance — “In His Arms”

Best Country Duo or Group Performance — “Outrunnin’ Your Memory,” (with Luke Combs)

Best Country Song — “If I Was a Cowboy”

Best Country Album — Palomino


Harper Smith (courtesy Sony Music Nashville)

Maren Morris (Arlington)

Best Country Solo Performance — “Circles Around This Town,”

Best County Song — “Circles Around This Town,”

Best Country Album — Humble Quest


Gayle (Plano)

Song of the Year — “abcdefu”


Malone (l) with Doja Cat

Post Malone (Dallas–Fort Worth)

Best Pop Duo or Group Performance — “I Like You (A Happier Song)” (with Doja Cat)


Michael Starghill (promotional photo)

Tobe Nwigwe (Alief)

Best New Artist


Courtesy Blue Note Records

Norah Jones (Grapevine)

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album — I Dream of Christmas (Extended)


Oliver Halfin (promotional photo)

Spoon (Austin)

Best Rock Album — Lucifer on the Sofa


Kelly Clarkson (Burleson)

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album — When Christmas Comes Around …


Warner Music Nashville

Cody Johnson (Sebastopol)

Best Country Song — “Til You Can’t”


Black Pumas (Austin)

Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package — Black Pumas (Collector’s Edition Box Set)


Asleep at the Wheel (Austin)

Best Americana Performance — “There You Go Again” (featuring Lyle Lovett)


Rodney Crowell (Houston)

Best Country Song (Songwriters Award) — “I’ll Love You Til the Day I Die” (written with Chris Stapleton, performed by Willie Nelson)

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