Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance

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Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance
Awarded for quality of male vocal performance in country music.
Country United States
Presented by National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
First awarded 1965
Last awarded 2011
Official website grammy.com

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.

1990s[edit]

Year Winner Nominations
1990 "Lyle Lovett and His Large Band" – Lyle Lovett
1991 "When I Call Your Name" – Vince Gill
1992 "Ropin' the Wind" – Garth Brooks
1993 "I Still Believe in You" – Vince Gill
*1994 "Ain't That Lonely Yet" – Dwight Yoakam
1995 "When Love Finds You" – Vince Gill
1996 "Go Rest High on That Mountain" – Vince Gill
1997 "Worlds Apart" – Vince Gill
1998 "Pretty Little Adriana" – Vince Gill
1999 "If You Ever Have Forever in Mind" – Vince Gill

2000s[edit]

Year Winner Nominations
2000 "Choices" – George Jones
2001 "Solitary Man" – Johnny Cash
2002 "O Death" – Ralph Stanley
2003 "Give My Love to Rose" – Johnny Cash
2004 "Next Big Thing" – Vince Gill
2005 "Live Like You Were Dying" – Tim McGraw
2006 "You'll Think of Me" – Keith Urban[1]
2007 "The Reason Why" – Vince Gill
2008 "Stupid Boy" – Keith Urban[1]
2009 "Letter to Me" – Brad Paisley

2010s[edit]

Year Winner Nominations
2010 "Sweet Thing" – Keith Urban[1]
2011 "'Til Summer Comes Around" – Keith Urban[2][1]

1980s[edit]

Rodney Crowell - Diamonds & Dirt

Lyle Lovett - "Pontiac"

Dan Seals - "Addicted"

Dwight Yoakam - Buenas Noches from a Lonely Room

George Strait - "All My Ex's Live in Texas"

Hank Williams Jr. - "Born to Boogie "

Steve Earle - "Exit 0 "

Dwight Yoakam - "Hillbilly Deluxe"

Steve Earle - "Guitar Town"

Randy Travis - "Diggin' Up Bones"

Hank Williams Jr. - "Ain't Misbehavin''

Dwight Yoakam - "Guitars, Cadillacs"

Lee Greenwood - "I Don't Mind the Thorns (If You're the Rose)"

Mel McDaniel - "Baby's Got Her Blue Jeans On"

Willie Nelson - "Forgiving You Was Easy"

Ricky Skaggs - "You Make Me Feel Like a Man"

Lee Greenwood - "God Bless the USA".

Willie Nelson - "City of New Orleans"

Ricky Skaggs - "Country Boy"

Hank Williams Jr. - "All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight"

Ray Charles - "Born to Love Me"

Earl Thomas Conley - "Holding Her and Loving You"

Vern Gosdin - "If You're Gonna Do Me Wrong (Do It Right)"

Ronnie Milsap - "Stranger in My House"

Kenny Rogers - "All My Life"

Ronnie Milsap - "He Got You"

Jerry Reed - "She Got the Goldmine (I Got the Shaft)"

Kenny Rogers - "Love Will Turn You Around"

Ricky Skaggs - "Heartbroke"

John Anderson - "I'm Just an Old Chunk of Coal (But I'm Gonna Be a Diamond Someday)"

George Jones - "Still Doin' Time"

Willie Nelson - "Somewhere over the Rainbow"

Eddie Rabbitt - "Step by Step"

George Burns - "I Wish I Was Eighteen Again"

Johnny Lee - "Lookin' for Love"

Willie Nelson - "On the Road Again"

Eddie Rabbitt - "Drivin' My Life Away"

Willie Nelson - "Whiskey River"

Charley Pride - "Burgers and Fries/When I Stop Leavin' (I'll Be Gone)"

Eddie Rabbitt - "Every Which Way but Loose"

Hank Williams Jr. - "Family Tradition"

1970s[edit]

1960s[edit]

Category facts[edit]

  • Most Wins in Category
Rank 1st 2nd 3rd
Artist Vince Gill Ronnie Milsap Johnny Cash and Keith Urban[1]
Total Wins 8 wins 5 wins 4 wins[1]

References[edit]

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