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 byNational Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
First awarded2012
Currently held byVince Gill, "When My Amy Prays" (2021)

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]



The first winner of the award is Taylor Swift for her song "Mean" in 2012.
Two-time winner Carrie Underwood has the most nominations in this category.
Chris Stapleton is tied with Underwood for the most wins, with two.
2018 winner Kacey Musgraves won for "Butterflies", a track from her Album of the Year-winning Golden Hour.
Willie Nelson received the award in 2020.
2021 honoree Vince Gill has previously won nine Grammys in the Best Male Country Vocal Performance category.
Year Artist Work
Taylor Swift "Mean"
Jason Aldean "Dirt Road Anthem"
Martina McBride "I'm Gonna Love You Through It"
Blake Shelton "Honey Bee"
Carrie Underwood "Mama's Song"
Carrie Underwood "Blown Away"
Dierks Bentley "Home"
Eric Church "Springsteen"
Ronnie Dunn "Cost of Livin'"
Hunter Hayes "Wanted"
Blake Shelton "Over"
Darius Rucker "Wagon Wheel"
Lee Brice "I Drive Your Truck"
Hunter Hayes "I Want Crazy"
Miranda Lambert "Mama's Broken Heart"
Blake Shelton "Mine Would Be You"
Carrie Underwood "Something in the Water"
Eric Church "Give Me Back My Hometown"
Hunter Hayes "Invisible"
Miranda Lambert "Automatic"
Keith Urban "Cop Car"
Chris Stapleton "Traveller"
Cam "Burning House"
Carrie Underwood "Little Toy Guns"
Keith Urban "John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16"
Lee Ann Womack "Chances Are"
Maren Morris "My Church"
Brandy Clark "Love Can Go to Hell"
Carrie Underwood "Church Bells"
Keith Urban "Blue Ain't Your Color"
Miranda Lambert "Vice"
Chris Stapleton "Either Way"
Sam Hunt "Body Like a Back Road"
Alison Krauss "Losing You"
Miranda Lambert "Tin Man"
Maren Morris "I Could Use a Love Song"
Kacey Musgraves "Butterflies"
Loretta Lynn "Wouldn't It Be Great?"
Maren Morris "Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters"
Chris Stapleton "Millionaire"
Keith Urban "Parallel Line"


Year Artist Work
Willie Nelson "Ride Me Back Home"
Ashley McBryde "Girl Goin' Nowhere"
Tyler Childers "All Your'n"
Blake Shelton "God's Country"
Tanya Tucker "Bring My Flowers Now"
Vince Gill "When My Amy Prays"
Eric Church "Stick That in Your Country Song"
Brandy Clark "Who You Thought I Was"
Miranda Lambert "Bluebird"
Mickey Guyton "Black Like Me"

Artists with multiple wins[edit]

2 wins

Artists with multiple nominations[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Grammy Awards at a Glance". Los Angeles Times. Tribune Company. 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
  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. ^, 7 December 2018
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