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 byKacey Musgraves, "Butterflies" (2019)

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
Carrie Underwood has the most wins (with Chris Stapleton) and the most nominations in this category
Chris Stapleton is tied with Underwood for the most wins
Year[I] Winner(s) 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" [8]
2017 Maren Morris "My Church" [9]
2018 Chris Stapleton "Either Way" [10]
2019 Kacey Musgraves "Butterflies" [11]

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

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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