The 2018 Grammy Awards nominations, announced in late November, included some surprises for country music fans ... and not all of them were good surprises. While plenty of country artists were thrilled to find themselves among this year's nominees, some are likely feeling snubbed, too.

While it's awesome to see nominations for some country newcomers and tried-and-true acts who haven't heard their names called at the Grammys in recent years, it's puzzling to find, among other things, a few major collaborations left out of the running. Flip through the photo gallery below to read about five of the biggest surprises when it comes to the 2018 Grammy Awards' country music nominations.

The 60th annual Grammy Awards will take place at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Jan. 28. The televised ceremony will begin at 7:30PM ET on CBS; the pre-telecast Premiere Ceremony will be available to stream online earlier in the evening.

The Boot will be staying up late covering the most buzzed-about country winners, fashion and moments at the 2018 Grammy Awards. Readers can watch along with us by checking back to for the latest Grammys headlines, liking The Boot on Facebook and following The Boot on Twitter.

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