Rejuvenated Dylan, McCartney make Grammy shortlist

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 07 January, 1998, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 07 January, 1998, 12:00am

Bob Dylan and Sir Paul McCartney, two rock veterans who made comebacks with strong discs last year, were yesterday nominated for Grammy Awards.

Dylan's Time Out of Mind and McCartney's Flaming Pie will compete for the best album award with discs by Babyface, Radiohead and Paula Cole.

The televised ceremony will be held in New York City on February 25, with Frasier star Kelsey Grammer as host.

Nominees for record of the year were Where Have All the Cowboys Gone? by Paula Cole, Sunny Came Home by Shawn Colvin, Everyday is a Winding Road by Sheryl Crow, MMMBop by Hanson and I Believe I Can Fly by R. Kelly.

Teen rockers Hanson, Puff Daddy, Fiona Apple, Erykah Badu and Cole will compete for best new artist.

For the second straight year, the versatile Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds earned the most nominations, with eight. Last year, he won two awards after being nominated 12 times.

Puff Daddy and Cole had seven nominations each, while R. Kelly and Badu were nominated for five awards.

Song of the year nominees included Don't Speak by No Doubt, How Do I Live by both LeAnn Rimes and Trisha Yearwood, I Believe I Can Fly, Sunny Came Home and Where Have All the Cowboys Gone?