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The Grammy Awards will be handed out this Sunday night, and Billboard Editor Joe Levy predicts Kacey Musgraves and Taylor Swift will be walking away with some new hardware for their trophy cases. He tells ABC News Radio Kacey especially has a good chance at taking the Best New Artist trophy.

“She’s the kind of country artist who means more outside of Nashville than she does inside of Nashville,” Joe says of Kacey. “She does OK at country radio, but where she does really well is with the kind of people who love classic songwriting and don’t pay a lot of attention to country music. So, I like her chances in Best New Artist.”

Kacey is also up for Best Country Album with Same Trailer Different Park, but Joe predicts Taylor Swift has a great shot at winning both the Country Album and overall Album of the Year trophy with Red.

He says, “Grammys are a subset of the world, the world loves Taylor Swift.  Taylor Swift could end up the youngest person ever to have two Grammy wins in this category.”

Of course, Taylor won the Album of the Year Grammy for her sophomore project, Fearless.

The 56th Annual Grammy Awards will be handed out Sunday night at 8 ET on CBS.

Here are the country-related Grammy categories:

Album of the Year
The Blessed Unrest, Sara Bareilles
Random Access Memories, Daft Punk
good kid, m.A.A.d city, Kendrick Lamar
The Heist, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
Red, Taylor Swift

Best New Artist
James Blake
Kendrick Lamar
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
Kacey Musgraves
Ed Sheeran

Best Country Solo Performance
“I Drive Your Truck” — Lee Brice
“I Want Crazy” — Hunter Hayes           
“Mama’s Broken Heart” — Miranda Lambert
“Wagon Wheel” — Darius Rucker
“Mine Would Be You” — Blake Shelton
Best Country Album
Night Train — Jason Aldean
Two Lanes of Freedom — Tim McGraw
Same Trailer Different Park — Kacey Musgraves
Based on a True Story… — Blake Shelton
Red — Taylor Swift

Best Country Duo/Group Performance
“From This Valley” — The Civil Wars
“Don’t Rush” — Kelly Clarkson Featuring Vince Gill
“Your Side of the Bed” — Little Big Town
“Highway Don’t Care” — Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift & Keith Urban
“You Can’t Make Old Friends” — Kenny Rogers with Dolly Parton

Best Country Song
“Begin Again” — Taylor Swift
“I Drive Your Truck” — Lee Brice
“Mama’s Broken Heart” — Miranda Lambert
“Merry Go ‘Round” — Kacey Musgraves
“Mine Would Be You” — Blake Shelton

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