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The Complete List of Nominees

January 08, 1997

Best Rock Instrumental Performance: "Green Onions," Booker T. & the MG's; "Pavilion," Eric Johnson; "(You're) My World," Joe Satriani; "Respect the Wind," Edward and Alex Van Halen; "SRV Shuffle," Jimmie Vaughan, Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raitt, Robert Cray, B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Dr. John and Art Neville.

Best Rock Song: "Cry Love," John Hiatt (Hiatt, artist); "Give Me One Reason," Tracy Chapman (Chapman, artist); "6th Avenue Heartache," Jakob Dylan (the Wallflowers, artist); "Stupid Girl," Garbage (Garbage, artist); "Too Much," Dave Matthews Band (Dave Matthews Band, artist); "Wonderwall," Noel Gallagher (Oasis, artist).

Best Rock Album: "Sheryl Crow," Sheryl Crow (Crow, producer); "Crash," Dave Matthews Band (Steve Lillywhite, producer); "Tragic Kingdom," No Doubt (Matthew Wilder, producer); "Road Tested," Bonnie Raitt (Raitt and Don Was, producers); "Broken Arrow," Neil Young with Crazy Horse (Young, producer).

Alternative Music Field

Best Alternative Music Performance: "Boys for Pele," Tori Amos; "Odelay," Beck; "The Burdens of Being Upright," Tracy Bonha; "New Adventures in Hi-Fi," R.E.M.; "Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness," the Smashing Pumpkins.

R&B Field

Best Female R&B Vocal Performance: "Not Gon' Cry," Mary J. Blige; "Sittin' Up in My Room," Brandy; "You're Makin' Me High," Toni Braxton; "Exhale (Shoop Shoop)," Whitney Houston; "You Put a Move on My Heart," Tamia.

Best Male R&B Vocal Performance: "Lady," D'Angelo; "A Change Is Gonna Come," Al Green; "New World Order," Curtis Mayfield; "Like a Woman," the Tony Rich Project; "Your Secret Love," Luther Vandross.

Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocal: "Slow Jams," Babyface and Tamia with Portrait and Barry White; "Stomp," Luke Cresswell, Fiona Wilkes, Carl Smith, Fraser Morrison, Everett Bradley, Mr. X, Melle Mel, Coolio, Yo-Yo, Chaka Khan, Charlie Wilson, Shaquille O'Neal and Luniz; "Don't Let Go (Love)," En Vogue; "Killing Me Softly With His Song," Fugees; "Never Miss the Water," Chaka Khan featuring Me'Shell Ndegeocello.

Best R&B Song: "Exhale (Shoop Shoop)," Babyface (Whitney Houston, artist); "Sittin' Up in My Room," Babyface (Brandy, artist); "You Put a Move on My Heart," Rod Temperton, songwriter (Tamia, artist); "Your Secret Love," Luther Vandross and Reed Vertelney (Vandross, artist); "You're Makin' Me High," Babyface and Bryce Wilson, songwriters (Toni Braxton, artist).

Best R&B Album: "Moving On," Oleta Adams (Michael J. Powell, producer); "Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite," Maxwell (Musze, producer); "New World Order," Curtis Mayfield; "Peace Beyond Passion," Me'Shell Ndegeocello (David Gamson, producer); "Words," the Tony Rich Project (Rich, producer).

Rap Field

Best Rap Solo Performance: "Woo-Hah!! Got You All In Check," Busta Rhymes; "1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin' New)," Coolio; "Rock With You," Heavy D; "Hey Lover," LL Cool J; "If I Ruled the World (Imagine That)," Nas.

Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group: "Tha Crossroads," Bone Thugs-N-Harmony; "Champagne," Salt-N-Pepa; "1nce Again," A Tribe Called Quest; "California Love," 2Pac Featuring Dr. Dre and Roger Troutman; "How Do U Want It," 2Pac Featuring K-Ci and JoJo.

Best Rap Album: "Gangsta's Paradise," Coolio; "The Score," Fugees (Lauryn Hill, Prakazrel "Pras" and Wyclef, producers); "Mr. Smith," LL Cool J (Jean Claude "Poke" Olivier & Tone, producers); "Beats, Rhymes and Life," A Tribe Called Quest (the Ummah, producer); "All Eyez On Me," 2Pac.

Country Field

Best Female Country Vocal Performance: "Let Me Into Your Heart," Mary Chapin Carpenter; "Strawberry Wine," Deana Carter; "Baby Mine," Alison Krauss; "Blue," LeAnn Rimes; "Believe Me Baby (I Lied)," Trisha Yearwood.

Best Male Country Vocal Performance: "Like the Rain," Clint Black; "My Wife Thinks You're Dead," Junior Brown; "Worlds Apart," Vince Gill; "Private Conversation," Lyle Lovett; "Nothing," Dwight Yoakam.

Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocal: "Cherokee Boogie," BR5-49; "My Maria," Brooks & Dunn; "That's What I Get for Loving You," Diamond Rio; "All You Ever Do Is Bring Me Down," the Mavericks; "Little Bit Is Better Than Nada," Texas Tornados.

Best Country Collaboration With Vocals: "Redneck Games," Jeff Foxworthy with Alan Jackson; "High Lonesome Sound," Vince Gill Featuring Alison Krauss & Union Station; "Hope: Country Music's Quest for a Cure," Vince Gill, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Trisha Yearwood, Lorrie Morgan, Marty Stuart, Little Texas, Tracy Lawrence, Terri Clark, Neal McCoy, Travis Tritt and John Berry; "Long Tall Texan," Lyle Lovett and Randy Newman; "Honky Tonkin's What I Do Best," Marty Stuart and Travis Tritt.

Best Country Instrumental Performance: "Jam Man," Chet Atkins C.G.P.; "Scotland," Vassar Clements, Richard Greene, Chris Thile, Scott Nygaard and Todd Phillips; "Big," Diamond Rio; "Rawhide," Ronnie McCoury, David Grier, Stuart Duncan, Craig Smith and Todd Phillips; "The Brickyard Boogie," Steve Wariner.

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