Grammy Award for Best Country Solo Performance

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Grammy Award for Best Country Solo Performance
"White Horse" by Chris Stapleton is the most recent recipient
Awarded forQuality solo vocal or instrumental country recordings
CountryUnited States
Presented byNational Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
First awarded2012
Currently held byChris Stapleton, "White Horse" (2024)
Websitegrammy.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]

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]

Recipients[edit]

The first winner of the award was Taylor Swift for her song "Mean" in 2012.
Two-time winner Carrie Underwood
Chris Stapleton has the most wins with four in total.
2020 and 2023 winner Willie Nelson
Year[I] Recipients Work Nominees Ref.
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" [7]
2017 Maren Morris "My Church" [8]
2018 Chris Stapleton "Either Way" [9]
2019 Kacey Musgraves "Butterflies" [10]
2020 Willie Nelson "Ride Me Back Home"
[11]
2021 Vince Gill "When My Amy Prays" [12]
2022 Chris Stapleton "You Should Probably Leave"
[13]
2023 Willie Nelson "Live Forever" [14]
2024 Chris Stapleton "White Horse" [15]

Artists with multiple wins[edit]

Artists with multiple nominations[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Grammy Awards at a Glance". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved April 24, 2010.
  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". Archived from the original on December 3, 2011. Retrieved September 14, 2011.
  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" (PDF). Grammy.com. Retrieved May 22, 2023.
  7. ^ a b "2014 Nominees" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on December 16, 2013. Retrieved December 8, 2013.
  8. ^ [1][permanent dead link]
  9. ^ "Grammy Awards Winners List: Updating Live". Variety. January 28, 2018. Retrieved January 28, 2018.
  10. ^ [2][dead link]
  11. ^ [3][dead link]
  12. ^ [4][dead link]
  13. ^ "2022 GRAMMYs Awards Show: Complete Nominations List". Grammy.com.
  14. ^ "2023 GRAMMYs Awards Show: Complete Winners & Nominations List". GRAMMY.com. November 16, 2022.
  15. ^ "2024 GRAMMY Nominations: See The Full Nominees List | GRAMMY.com". www.grammy.com. Retrieved November 12, 2023.

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