Hey NYC, Hollywood, Nashville, Memphis and others, you may need to step aside for awhile and let Texas bask in its glory for all the Texans who garnered GRAMMY nominations this week.

Music has always been a long standing tradition in the Lone Star State and this year’s Texans that made the list are from all genres of music recognized by the The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences 54rd Annual GRAMMY Awards for recordings released during the eligibility year October 1, 2010 through September 30, 2011.  And we’re not just talking country here; Texas is producing nominees for Rap, Norteno, Tejano, Gospel, Blues, Folk and Contemporary Christian.

The 54th GRAMMY’s air February 12, 2012 on CBS.  Take a look below at the Texans who deservedly were nominated this year:


Pepe Aguilar (San Antonio)

Best Regional Mexican Or Tejano Album for Bicentenario

Marcia Ball (Austin)

Best Blues Album for Roadside Attractions

Beyoncé (Houston)

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for Party (with  André 3000)

Best Long Form Music Video for I Am...World Tour

Kim Burrell (Houston)

Best Gospel Album for The Love Album

Kelly Clarkson (Burleson)

Best Country Duo/Group Performance for Don't You Wanna Stay (with Jason Aldean)

Sarah Dodds & Shauna Dodds (Austin)

Best Recording Package for Good Luck & True Love by Reckless Kelly

Steve Earle (San Antonio)

Best Folk Album for I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive

El Güero Y Su Banda Centenario (San Antonio)

Best Banda Or Norteño Album for Estare Mejor

Kirk Franklin (Dallas)

Best Gospel Song for Hello Fear

Best Gospel Album for Hello Fear

Intocable (Zapata)

Best Banda Or Norteño Album for Intocable 2011

Leeland (Baytown)

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album for The Great Awakening

Mariachi Los Arrieros Del Valle (McAllen)

Best Regional Mexican Or Tejano Album for Amor A La Musica

Kelly Rowland (Houston)

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for Motivation with  Lil Wayne

Michael Salgado (San Antonio)

Best Banda Or Norteño Album for No Vengo A Ver Si Puedo... Si Por Que Puedo Vengo

George Strait (San Antonio)

Best Country Album for Here For A Good Time

Chris Tomlin (Grand Saline)

Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance for I Lift My Hands

Best Contemporary Christian Music Song for I Lift My Hands (with Louie Giglio & Matt Maher)

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album for And If Our God Is For Us...

We congratulate all these outstanding Texas artists, regardless of genre, for all their successes.