Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance

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Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance
Awarded forquality of male vocal performance in country music.
CountryUnited States
Presented byNational Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
First awarded1965
Last awarded2011

The Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance was awarded between 1965 and 2011. The award has had several minor name changes:

  • From 1965 to 1967 the award was known as Best Country & Western Vocal Performance - Male
  • In 1968 it was awarded as Best Country & Western Solo Vocal Performance, Male
  • From 1969 to 1994 it was awarded as Best Country Vocal Performance, Male
  • From 1995 to 2011 it was awarded as Best Male Country Vocal Performance

The award was discontinued after the 2011 awards season in a major overhaul of Grammy categories. From 2012, all solo performances (male, female and instrumental) in the country category will be shifted to 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.


Year Artist Work Nominees
1965 Roger Miller "Dang Me"
1966 Roger Miller "King of the Road"
1967 David Houston "Almost Persuaded"
1968 Glen Campbell "Gentle on My Mind"
1969 Johnny Cash "Folsom Prison Blues"
1970 Johnny Cash "A Boy Named Sue"
1971 Ray Price "For the Good Times"
1972 Jerry Reed "When You're Hot, You're Hot"
1973 Charley Pride Charley Pride Sings Heart Songs
1974 Charlie Rich "Behind Closed Doors"
1975 Ronnie Milsap "Please Don't Tell Me How the Story Ends"
1976 Willie Nelson "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain"
1977 Ronnie Milsap "(I'm A) Stand by My Woman Man"
1978 Kenny Rogers "Lucille"
1979 Willie Nelson "Georgia on My Mind"
1980 Kenny Rogers "The Gambler"
1981 George Jones "He Stopped Loving Her Today"
1982 Ronnie Milsap "(There's) No Gettin' Over Me"
1983 Willie Nelson "Always on My Mind"
1984 Lee Greenwood "I.O.U."
1985 Merle Haggard "That's the Way Love Goes"
1986 Ronnie Milsap "Lost in the Fifties Tonight (In the Still of the Night)"
1987 Ronnie Milsap Lost in the Fifties Tonight
1988 Randy Travis Always & Forever
1989 Randy Travis Old 8x10
1990 Lyle Lovett Lyle Lovett and His Large Band
1991 Vince Gill "When I Call Your Name"
1992 Garth Brooks Ropin' the Wind
1993 Vince Gill "I Still Believe in You"
1994 Dwight Yoakam "Ain't That Lonely Yet"
1995 Vince Gill "When Love Finds You"
1996 Vince Gill "Go Rest High on That Mountain"
1997 Vince Gill "Worlds Apart"
1998 Vince Gill "Pretty Little Adriana"
1999 Vince Gill "If You Ever Have Forever in Mind"
2000 George Jones "Choices"
2001 Johnny Cash "Solitary Man"
2002 Ralph Stanley "O Death"
2003 Johnny Cash "Give My Love to Rose"
2004 Vince Gill "Next Big Thing"
2005 Tim McGraw "Live Like You Were Dying"
2006 Keith Urban[1] "You'll Think of Me"
2007 Vince Gill "The Reason Why"
2008 Keith Urban[1] "Stupid Boy"
2009 Brad Paisley "Letter to Me"
2010 Keith Urban[1] "Sweet Thing"
2011 Keith Urban[2][1] "'Til Summer Comes Around"


  1. ^ a b c d Kristobak, Ryan (2014-01-26). "Keith Urban Grammys Performance: Country Star Sings 'Cop Car' With Gary Clark Jr". Retrieved 2014-03-20.
  2. ^ Tucker, Ken (13 February 2011). "Lady Antebellum Tops Grammys". Country Weekly. Retrieved 14 February 2011.