The awards show emphasizes its big names, but there are under-heralded musicians hidden in the nominees for its 84 categories. Here are 17 highlights.
After years writing songs for Lady Antebellum and Meghan Trainor, among others, the 31-year-old shows off her own striking voice on her major-label debut.
The singer and songwriter takes his homages to the South’s heritage sounds to the next level on his second major-label album.
Mr. Hall, a producer and engineer and the founder of FAME Studios, turned small-town Alabama into a crucible of soul, country, rock and pop music.
New albums from the two singers are at odds over whether country is in the lyrics or the sounds.
Luke Bryan has been testing the sonic limits of country music for a decade. Just how much novelty can the genre take?
The 92-year-old country music show is opening a Southern-themed restaurant and concert space in Times Square, with plans to expand in the U.S. and beyond.
Mr. Tillis found a way to turn his speech impediment into an asset by getting audiences to laugh along with him.