Will ‘Accidental Racist’ be nominated at the Grammys?

Country superstar Brad Paisley and rapper turned TV actor LL Cool J have collaborated for the first time on “Accidental Racist,” the controversial new cut from Paisley’s disc “Wonderhouse.”

How likely are they to contend at the Grammys for this track that is getting lots of attention and airplay. 

While Paisley has won three Grammys, two of those were for Instrumental Performance — “Throttleneck” (2007) and “Cluster Buck” (2008). His other win was in 2008 for Country Male Vocal Performance for “Letter to Me.” 

LL Cool J has won Rap Solo Performance twice. However, those victories were way back in the nineties — “Mama Said Knock You Out” (1991) and “Hey Lover” (1996). 

The song is certainly stirring up lots of discussion, including among our forum posters

Says smartone, “The song is controversial enough to gain alot of momentum. Some people are saying the song is just flat out horrible, but I actually like it. It faces a controversial subject head on, and I think that is why it’s controversial, because very rarely do songs deal with such a subject head-on. I would like to see it nominated for Song of the Year. What I don’t know is what genre will it be submitted to? Will it be submitted to Country Duo/Group Performance, or to Rap/Sung collaboration? And if it is submitted to Rap/Sung collaboration, can it also be submitted to Country Song?”

However, opines Leonardo, “Controversy needs to be bigger for it to start taking off and being in the public eye, It’s gonna be hard, right now I’d say: no Grammy noms.”

But, says Vinny, “Personally, I’m not a fan of it but I know a lot of people who like it.”

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