Grammy Award for Best Country Solo Performance

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Grammy Award for Best Country Solo Performance
Awarded forquality solo vocal or instrumental country recordings
CountryUnited States
Presented by National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
Currently held by Kacey Musgraves, "Butterflies" (2019)
Website grammy.com

The Grammy Award for Best Country Solo Performance is an award presented at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards. [1] According to the 54th Grammy Awards description guide it is designed for solo (vocal or instrumental) country recordings and is limited to singles or tracks only. [2]

Grammy Award accolade by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States

A Grammy Award, or Grammy, is an award presented by The Recording Academy to recognize achievements in the music industry. The annual presentation ceremony features performances by prominent artists, and the presentation of those awards that have a more popular interest. The Grammys are the second of the Big Three major music awards held annually.

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The award combines the previous categories for Best Female Country Vocal Performance, Best Male Country Vocal Performance and Best Country Instrumental Performance (if it is an instrumental solo performance). The restructuring of these categories was a result of the Recording Academy's wish to decrease the list of categories and awards and to eliminate the distinctions between male and female performances. [3]

The Grammy Award for Best Country Instrumental Performance was awarded from 1970 to 2011. Between 1986 and 1989 the award was presented as the Grammy Award for Best Country Instrumental Performance .

Recipients

The first winner of the award is Taylor Swift for her song "Mean" in 2012 Taylor Swift Sydney.jpg
The first winner of the award is Taylor Swift for her song "Mean" in 2012
Carrie Underwood has the most wins (with Chris Stapleton) and the most nominations in this category Carrie Underwood 2, 2012.jpg
Carrie Underwood has the most wins (with Chris Stapleton) and the most nominations in this category
Chris Stapleton is tied with Underwood for the most wins Chris Stapleton May 23, 2017.jpg
Chris Stapleton is tied with Underwood for the most wins
Year [I] Winner(s)WorkNomineesRef.
2012 Taylor Swift "Mean" [4]
2013 Carrie Underwood "Blown Away" [5]
2014 Darius Rucker "Wagon Wheel" [6]
2015 Carrie Underwood "Something in the Water" [7]
2016 Chris Stapleton "Traveller" [8]
2017 Maren Morris "My Church" [9]
2018 Chris Stapleton "Either Way" [10]
2019 Kacey Musgraves "Butterflies" [11]

^[I] Each year is linked to the article about the Grammy Awards held that year.

Artists with multiple wins

2 wins

Artists with multiple nominations

See also

The Grammy Award for Best Country Duo/Group Performance is an award presented at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards. It was first awarded in 2012, after a major overhaul of Grammy Award categories. The award combines the previous categories for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal, Best Country Collaboration with Vocals and Best Country Instrumental Performance. The restructuring of these categories was a result of the Recording Academy's wish to decrease the list of categories and awards.

The Grammy Award for "'Best Country Song"' has been awarded since 1965. The award is given to the writer(s) of the song, not to the artist, except if the artist is also the songwriter.

The Grammy Award for Best Country Album is an award presented at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards, to recording artists for quality albums in the country music genre. 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".

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References

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  2. "Category Mapper". National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Archived from the original on June 4, 2012. Retrieved November 25, 2011.
  3. Grammy Awards restructuring
  4. "2011 – 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards Nominees And Winners: Country Field". The Recording Academy. November 30, 2011.
  5. "2012 – 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards Nominees And Winners: Country Field". The Recording Academy. December 5, 2011.
  6. 2015 Nominees
  7. 2014 Nominees
  8. 2014 Nominees
  9. "Grammys 2017: Complete list of winners and nominees". Los Angeles Times . February 12, 2017. Retrieved December 30, 2017.
  10. "Grammy Awards Winners List: Updating Live". Variety . January 28, 2018. Retrieved January 28, 2018.
  11. Grammy.com, 7 December 2018