(CBS Music Staff) – All-American Toby Keith has landed a nomination at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards for Best Male Country Vocal Performance. Could this be the first time in his eighteen-year career for a Grammy win?
Last.fm Trends is looking at all the nominees before the ceremony to see how good their Grammy chances are looking.
The most prolific of all of this year’s nominees in his category, Keith received a nod for “Cryin’ For Me (Wayman’s Song)” from his twelfth album, American Ride. He’s since released his thirteenth, but hasn’t managed to put a Grammy on his awards shelf yet. With a seemingly never-ending schedule of touring and releases, it may not be the first thing on his mind.
The track isn’t his best performance on Last.fm by a long shot, possibly down to the popularity of his more uptempo tracks. The title track, “American Ride”, has a much higher count of 58,136 scrobbles from 19,890 listeners. It seems however that the emotional nature of the song, in tribute to the late Wayman Tisdale, has contributed to its nomination.