The nominees for the 60th annual Grammy Awards were announced today (Nov. 28) on CBS This Morning, and Bruce Springsteen is once again nominated–but not for singing.
Springsteen is nominated in the Best Spoken Word category for the audio book of his memoir, Born to Run. The Freehold native isn’t necessarily a shoo-in, as the competition is particularly tough this year. Nominations include the late Carrie Fisher for The Princess Diarist, Neil Degrasse Tyson for Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, Shelly Peiken (who has written songs for Meatloaf, Joe Cocker, INXS, The Pretenders, Smash Mouth, and more) for Confessions of a Serial Songwriter, and Bernie Sanders for On Revolution: A Future to Believe In.
Other rockers picking up nominations include: Chris Cornell in the Best Rock Performance category, Foo Fighters for Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song, Metallica for Best Rock Album and Best Rock Song, The Grateful Dead for Best Music Film, The Rolling Stones for Best Traditional Blues Album, Bob Dylan for Best Traditional/Pop Album, Yusaf/Cat Stevens for Best Folk Album, and the late Gregg Allman for Best Americana Album.
On a side note, The Guardians of the Galaxy Soundtrack 2, which features music by Electric Light Orchestra, George Harrison, Cheap Trick, Cat Stevens, Fleetwood Mac, and Brain Connelly, formerly of Sweet, is nominated for Best Soundtrack for Visual Media.
The 60th Annual Grammy Awards will air live on CBS from Madison Square Garden in New York City on Jan. 28.
You can see the rest of the nominations here.