By Amanda Wicks

Beyoncé’s country-infused song “Daddy Lessons” may not have impressed the GRAMMY’s country music committee, but this year’s nominees did include several rising artists alongside more established names.

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Cassadee Pope and Chris Young were nominated for Best Country Duo/Group Performance for their song “Think of You,” and they’re both bowled over by the accolade. “I am so honored by this morning’s news,” Young said. “Cassadee and I have had such a great time together with this song at radio and on tour. Having it not only go No. 1 but also be nominated for a Grammy is really incredible!”

Pope added, “This moment is beyond any I could have ever imagined. ‘Think of You’ continues to change my life in amazing ways, and I am grateful for everyone who has believed in Chris and me. Thank you to the Recording Academy for this generous nomination!”

Pope has all the more reason to get excited, since the nomination marks her first for the GRAMMYs, while it’s Young’s second. His song “Gettin’ You Home” got a nod for Best Male Country Vocal Performance.

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