At this year’s 61st annual Grammy awards, no talent is going unnoticed – especially for country music. While some of the stars being honored have been welcomed to the Grammy’s for years, some of this year’s artists are getting their firsts. This years’ nominees in the Best Country Solo Performance category range from seasoned veterans to newcomers.
The 2019 Nominees for Best Country Solo Performance Are….
Loretta Lynn – “Wouldn’t It Be Great?”
Lynn has been nominated for 18 Grammy Awards since 1966. The country icon’s latest nomination is for her performance of “Wouldn’t It Be Great?” off her album with the same title.
Maren Morris – Mona Lisas And Mad Hatters
Morris has been making a name quickly for herself in the country music world. The singer has been nominated for nine Grammy awards since 2016. This year, she is nominated for five awards including Record Of The Year and Best Country Song.
Kacey Musgraves – Butterflies
Kacey Musgraves co-wrote “Butterflies” with Natalie Hemby and Shane McAnally shortly after she met her now-husband, Ruston Kelly. “‘Butterflies’ is one of my favorite songs on the record, and it’s actually the first song I wrote after meeting my husband. Everything from the lyrics down to the production really represents this floaty, dreamy feeling that I got as soon as he came into my life.”
Chris Stapleton – Millionaire
Chris Stapleton is an accomplished songwriter, but believe it or not, he didn’t write this Grammy-nominated tune. In face, he wasn’t even the first to record it. The song originally came from singer-songwriter Kevin Welch who recorded it for his 2002 album Millionaire.
Keith Urban – Parallel Line
The Australian country star has been nominated for 19 awards since 2000. This year, he is being noticed for his performance of “Parallel Line.” The song was released as his second single from his 2018 album, Graffiti U. The song charted on both the Billboard Hot Country Songs and Australia charts.
The Winner Is….
The winner for the 2019 Best Country Solo Performance is…..Kacey Musgraves for “Butterflies.” This was Kacey’s second win of the night. She also was handed the trophy for Best Country Song for her song “Space Cowboy,” track that is featured on her album Golden Hour. If the pre-live show awards are any indication, this is going to be a huge night for Musgraves who is also up for two of the night’s biggest awards: Album of the Year and Best Country Album.
Congratulations to Kacey Musgraves! Check out the music video for her Grammy Award-winning song “Space Cowboy” below.