Grammy Award for Best Country Solo Performance

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Grammy Award for Best Country Solo Performance
Awarded for quality solo vocal or instrumental country recordings
Country United States
Presented by National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
Official website

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
Year[I] Performing artist(s) Work Nominees Ref.
2015 Carrie Underwood "Something in the Water" [4]
2014 Darius Rucker "Wagon Wheel" [5]
2013 Carrie Underwood "Blown Away"* [6]
2012 Taylor Swift "Mean"* [7]

^[I] Each year is linked to the article about the Grammy Awards held that year.

Category facts[edit]

Most wins
Rank 1st
Artist Carrie Underwood
Total wins 2 wins
Rank 2nd
Artist Darius Rucker
and Taylor Swift
Total wins 1 wins
Most nominations
Rank 1st 2nd 3rd
Artist Carrie Underwood
Blake Shelton
and Hunter Hayes
Miranda Lambert
and Eric Church
Lee Brice
Darius Rucker
Dierks Bentley
Ronnie Dunn
Jason Aldean
Martina McBride
Keith Urban
and Taylor Swift
Total nominations 3 nominations 2 nominations 1 nomination

[*] Indicates the song also won the Grammy Award for Best Country Song.

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