Two bands with York ties nominated for 2019 Grammys

Logan Hullinger
York Dispatch
In this July 20, 2018, photo, members of Halestorm, from left, Josh Smith, Joe Hottinger, Lzzy Hale, and Arejay Hale pose in Nashville, Tenn., to promote their new record, “Vicious,” out on July 27. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Red Lion-based hard rockers Halestorm and the sons of a bluegrass pioneer from York County were nominated for Grammy Awards on Friday, Dec. 7.

"Uncomfortable," a single off of Halestorm's fourth studio album, "Vicious," earned them a nomination for best rock performance at the upcoming 61st Grammy Awards.

Also making the list of nominees are The Travelin' McCourys, a Nashville-based bluegrass band with two members hailing from York County.

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Halestorm previously won a Grammy in the best hard rock/metal performance category for "Love Bites (So Do I)," a single off their second studio album, "The Strange Case of ..."

Frontwoman Lzzy Hale was the first woman to win in the category, according to the Grammy Awards website.

The Travelin' McCourys earned a nomination in the best bluegrass album category for their 2018 self-titled album.

Rob and Ronnie McCoury were born in York County, and their father is Del McCoury, a bluegrass legend who grew up in the Spring Grove area.

Neither band responded to email inquiries seeking comment.

— Logan Hullinger can be reached at lhullinger@yorkdispatch.com or via Twitter at @LoganHullYD.