They will contend for the honor with their number one song, "Even If It Breaks Your Heart." That song also earned a Best Country Song nomination for its songwriters, Will Hoge and Eric Paslay.
The band consists of Chris Thompson ('04), Mike Eli ('04), James Young ('02) and Jon Jones ('04).
If they win, they'll join an illustrious group of UNT alumni who have won Grammys, including Brave Combo, Don Henley, Norah Jones, Meat Loaf and Roy Orbison.
The band will appear on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Feb. 13 and tour with Kenny Chesney later this spring.
Learn more about the Eli Young Band. Read about UNT Alumni Working Together.