Grammy Award for Best Country Solo Performance

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
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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]


Carrie Underwood has the most wins and the most nominations in this category
The first winner of the award is Taylor Swift for her song "Mean" in 2012
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]

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

Category facts

Most wins
Rank 1st
Artist Carrie Underwood
Total wins 2 wins
Rank 2nd
Artist Darius Rucker,
Chris Stapleton and Taylor Swift
Total wins 1 wins
Most nominations
Rank 1st 2nd 3rd
Artist Carrie Underwood Blake Shelton
and Hunter Hayes
Keith Urban
Miranda Lambert
and Eric Church
Total nominations 4 nominations 3 nominations 2 nominations

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

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