Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance

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Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance
Awarded forquality of female vocal performance in country music.
CountryUnited States
Presented by National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
First awarded1965
Last awarded2011
Website grammy.com

The Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance was first awarded in 1965, to Dottie West. The award has had several minor name changes:

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.

Dottie West American country music singer

Dottie West was an American country music singer and songwriter. Along with her friends and fellow recording artists Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn, she is considered one of the genre's most influential and groundbreaking female artists. Dottie West's career started in the 1960s, with her Top 10 hit, "Here Comes My Baby Back Again", which won her a Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance in 1965, the first female in Country Music to receive a Grammy.

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The award was discontinued after 2011 award season in a major overhaul of Grammy categories. From 2012 to the present, all solo performances (male, female and instrumental) in the country category are recognized in the newly formed Best Country Solo Performance category.

Years reflect the year in which the Grammy Awards were presented, for works released in the previous year.

1960s

YearArtistWorkNominees
1965 Dottie West "Here Comes My Baby"
1966 Jody Miller "Queen of the House"
1967 Jeannie Seely "Don't Touch Me"
1968 Tammy Wynette "I Don't Wanna Play House"
1969 Jeannie C. Riley "Harper Valley P.T.A."

1970s

YearArtistWorkNominees
1970 Tammy Wynette "Stand By Your Man"
1971 Lynn Anderson "Rose Garden"
1972 Sammi Smith "Help Me Make It Through the Night"
1973 Donna Fargo "The Happiest Girl in the Whole USA"
1974 Olivia Newton-John "Let Me Be There"
1975 Anne Murray "A Love Song"
1976 Linda Ronstadt "I Can't Help It (If I'm Still in Love with You)"
1977 Emmylou Harris Elite Hotel
1978 Crystal Gayle "Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue"
1979 Dolly Parton Here You Come Again

1980s

YearArtistWorkNominees
1980 Emmylou Harris Blue Kentucky Girl
1981 Anne Murray "Could I Have This Dance"
1982 Dolly Parton "9 to 5"
1983 Juice Newton "Break It to Me Gently"
1984 Anne Murray "A Little Good News"
1985 Emmylou Harris "In My Dreams"
1986 Rosanne Cash "I Don't Know Why You Don't Want Me"
1987 Reba McEntire "Whoever's in New England"
1988 K. T. Oslin "80s Ladies"
1989 K. T. Oslin "Hold Me"

1990s

YearArtistWorkNominees
1990 k.d. lang Absolute Torch and Twang
1991 Kathy Mattea "Where've You Been"
1992 Mary Chapin Carpenter "Down at the Twist and Shout"
1993 Mary Chapin Carpenter "I Feel Lucky"
1994 Mary Chapin Carpenter "Passionate Kisses"
1995 Mary Chapin Carpenter "Shut Up and Kiss Me"
1996 Alison Krauss "Baby Now That I've Found You"
1997 LeAnn Rimes "Blue"
1998 Trisha Yearwood "How Do I Live"
1999 Shania Twain "You're Still the One"

2000s

YearArtistWorkNominees
2000 Shania Twain "Man! I Feel Like a Woman!"
2001 Faith Hill "Breathe"
2002 Dolly Parton "Shine"
2003 Faith Hill "Cry"
2004 June Carter Cash "Keep on the Sunny Side"
2005 Gretchen Wilson "Redneck Woman"
2006 Emmylou Harris "The Connection"
2007 Carrie Underwood "Jesus, Take the Wheel"
2008 Carrie Underwood "Before He Cheats"
2009 Carrie Underwood "Last Name"

2010s

YearArtistWorkNominees
2010 Taylor Swift "White Horse"
2011 Miranda Lambert "The House That Built Me"

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