Grammy nominees include "Same Love," Tig Notaro, #SpiritDay Ambassador Kacey Musgraves

The nominees for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards were announced on Friday and some LGBT-inclusive tracks and artists picked up nods. The Grammys will broadcast live on Sunday, January 26 on CBS from 8:00-11:30pm ET/PT.

Spirit Day Ambassadors Macklemore and Ryan Lewis picked up seven nominations total, including a Song of the Year nod for their track "Same Love" featuring out musician Mary Lambert supporting LGBT equality. Another Spirit Day Ambassador, country star Kacey Musgraves whose new video debuted today, picked up three nominations including Best New Artist, Best Country Song and Best Country Album.

Out comedian Tig Notaro scored a nomination in Best Comedy Album for Live and out writer David Sedaris picked up a nod in Best Spoken Word Album for Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls. The LGBT-inclusive hit Broadway musical Kinky Boots netted a nod in Best Musical Theater Album, which was one of only three cast recordings nominated. R&B Divas, from the VH1 series of the same name, picked up a nomination in Best R&B Album and features out singer Monifah. Vampire Weekend's  Modern Vampires of the City is nominated in Best Alternative Music Album. Regina Spektor's "You've Got Time," the theme for Netflix' LGBT-inclusive hit Orange is the New Black, scored a nomination in Best Song Written for Visual Media, as did out singer Jessie J's "Silver Lining."

The Grammys will broadcast live on Sunday, January 26 on CBS from 8:00-11:30pm ET/PT.


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As a Major League Baseball umpire for the past 29 seasons, Dale Scott has worked three World Series, three All-Star Games, two no-hitters and numerous playoff games. He is also the first out active male official in the MLB, NBA, NHL, or NFL, and the first Major League Baseball umpire to publicly say he is gay while active.