Country hitmakers, blues guitarists, Christian rockers and musical directors — a wide array of Nashville-based music makers — shared a toast Monday night as the Recording Academy held its annual party for the city’s Grammy nominees.
The party’s most famous guest made a decidedly quiet entrance. Some attendees might not have noticed Taylor Swift making her way past the red carpet as interviews continued. Her pop crossover smash “Shake It Off” is nominated for record and song of year against Nashville newcomer Meghan Trainor, who was not in attendance (but “Bass” producer Kevin Kadish was). Other nominees making appearances included Lee Ann Womack, Brandy Clark, Old Crow Medicine Show, MercyMe and Royal Tailor.