|Grammy Award for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals|
|Awarded for||quality country music collaborations with vocals|
|Presented by||National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences|
The Grammy Award for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals was an honor presented at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards,to quality country music collaborations for artists who do not normally perform together. Honors in several categories are presented at the ceremony annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States to "honor artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the recording industry, without regard to album sales or chart position".
Originally called the Best Country Vocal Performance, Duet, the award was first presented to Kenny Rogers and Ronnie Milsap at the 30th Grammy Awards in 1988 for the single "Make No Mistake, She's Mine". The next year, the category's name was changed to Best Country Vocal Collaboration, a name it held until 1996 when it was awarded as the Best Country Collaboration with Vocals. In 2011, the category was merged with the Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal and the Grammy Award for Best Country Instrumental Performance, forming the Grammy Award for Best Country Duo/Group Performance in order to "tighten the number of categories" at the Grammy Awards.
Alison Krauss holds the record for having the most wins in this category, with a total of five. She is followed by seven others, who have all won the award twice. Among the most nominated are Emmylou Harris and Willie Nelson, both nine-time nominees. Krauss has been nominated eight ties, while Dolly Parton was a seven-time hopeful. Nominated bands include 1996 winners Shenandoah, a five-man country music band, three-time nominees the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, as well as one of the award's final recipients, the Zac Brown Band.
|Year [I]||Performing artists||Work||Nominees||Ref.|
|1988||Ronnie Milsap and Kenny Rogers||"Make No Mistake, She's Mine"|
|1989||k.d. lang and Roy Orbison||"Crying"|
|1990||Hank Williams, Jr. and Hank Williams, Sr.||"There's a Tear in My Beer"|
|1991||Chet Atkins and Mark Knopfler||"Poor Boy Blues"|
|1992||Vince Gill , Ricky Skaggs, and Steve Wariner||"Restless"|
|1993||Marty Stuart and Travis Tritt||"The Whiskey Ain't Workin'"|
|1994||Linda Davis and Reba McEntire||"Does He Love You"|
|1995||Aaron Neville and Trisha Yearwood||"I Fall to Pieces"|
|1996||Alison Krauss and Shenandoah||"Somewhere in the Vicinity of the Heart"|
|1997||Vince Gill and Alison Krauss & Union Station||"High Lonesome Sound"|
|1998||Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood||"In Another's Eyes"|
|1999||Clint Black , Joe Diffie, Merle Haggard, Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss, Patty Loveless, Earl Scruggs, Ricky Skaggs, Marty Stuart, Pam Tillis, Randy Travis, Travis Tritt, and Dwight Yoakam||"Same Old Train"|
|2000||Emmylou Harris , Dolly Parton and Linda Ronstadt||"After the Gold Rush"|
|2001||Faith Hill and Tim McGraw||"Let's Make Love"|
|2002||Harley Allen , Pat Enright, and Dan Tyminski (The Soggy Bottom Boys)||"I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow"|
|2003||Willie Nelson and Lee Ann Womack||"Mendocino County Line"|
|2004||Alison Krauss and James Taylor||"How's the World Treating You"|
|2005||Loretta Lynn and Jack White||"Portland Oregon"|
|2006||Faith Hill and Tim McGraw||"Like We Never Loved at All"|
|2007||Bon Jovi and Jennifer Nettles||"Who Says You Can't Go Home"|
|2008||Willie Nelson and Ray Price||"Lost Highway"|
|2009||Alison Krauss and Robert Plant||"Killing the Blues"|
|2010||Randy Travis and Carrie Underwood||"I Told You So"|
|2011||Alan Jackson and the Zac Brown Band||"As She's Walking Away"|
^[I] Each year is linked to the article about the Grammy Awards held that year.