Grammy Nominees Celebrate

Original article in The Tennesseean.

Kenny Chesney walked the red carpet into the party with Matraca Berg and Deana Carter, co-writers for his 2011 hit with Grace Potter “You and Tequila,” which is nominated for best country song and landed Chesney and Potter a nomination for best country duo/group performance.

“I had lived with Matraca’s demo of it for a while,” Chesney said. “I felt like it was a brilliantly written song they came up with. I was so proud to sing it and to have Grace sing it with me. Songs like that just don’t come around every day, they just don’t. I’m really excited I’m the guy that gets to sing that song for the rest of my life.”

“We are, too,” the writers chimed in.

See how Chesney and the others fare when the Grammy Awards air live from Los Angeles at 7 p.m. Feb. 12 on CBS.

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