Country, Americana, Blue Grass and Gospel were well represented at this year’s 60th Annual Grammy Awards. Mercury Nashville’s Chris Stapleton was the big winner by sweeping all three awards for which he was nominated. He also took the stage alongside Emmylou Harris to perform, “Wildflowers” as a tribute to the late Tom Petty.
Other winners were Capitol Nashville’s Little Big Town for Country Duo/Group Performance, “Better Man.” A collaboration between Eric Church, Maren Morris, and Brothers Osborne on the Eric Clapton hit, “Tears In Heaven,” which paid tribute to those who lost their lives to concert violence last year was a highlight.
List of winners:
Country Solo Performance: “Either Way” – Chris Stapleton
Country Duo/Group Performance: “Better Man” – Little Big Town
Country Song: “Broken Halos” – Mike Henderson & Chris Stapleton songwriters (Chris Stapleton)
Country Album: “From A Room: Volume 1” – Chris Stapleton
Additionally, Reba McEntire came away a winner for Best Roots Gospel Album for her “Sing It Now: Songs Of Faith & Hope” project, while Jason Isbell won two Grammy’s for both Best American Roots Song (“If We Were Vampires”) and Best Americana Album (“The NASHVILLE Sound”). Making the Bluegrass presence known was Rhonda Vincent and The Rage, with “All The Rage – In Concert Volume One (Live).”
All in all, a well-rounded evening for the winners, congratulations to all the nominees who were also deserving of a nod.