Ryan Adams‘ critically acclaimed song-by-song cover of Taylor Swift‘s 1989 album could be a contender for Album of the Year at the 58th Grammy Awards in 2016

The Recording Academy confirmed to Mashable that his cover album — filled with fresh reinterpretations — is eligible for nominations and awards because it was released before the Sept. 30 deadline and because it meets the requirements of being a new recording

This means we could see a riveting showdown between Adams and Swift for Album of the Year. Adams, of course, won’t be eligible in any songwriting categories against Swift because she co-wrote every song on the album. Read more…

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Ryan Adams’ ‘1989’ eligible for Album of the Year Grammy vs. Taylor Swift