There are four categories reserved exclusively for country artists at the Grammys. One of those four categories is Best Country Album, which is awarded to the artist.
In 2019, Kacey Musgraves won the award for her album, Golden Hour. Later in the night, she and Golden Hour went on to win the all-genre award for Album of the Year.
There are no country nominees in the Album of the Year category this year, but there are five artists up for Best Country Album.
The 2020 nominees for Best Country Album were announced in November 2019. This year, the category featured a mix of more “modern” talent alongside some of the genre’s legends.
All of the nominees in the Best Country Album category were as follows:
- Desperate Man by Eric Church
- Stronger Than the Truth by Reba McEntire
- Interstate Gospel by Pistol Annies
- Center Point Road by Thomas Rhett
- While I’m Livin’ by Tanya Tucker
The winner of the Best Country Album Award was finally announced on the day of the Grammys, January 26.
And the winner is..”While I’m Livin'” by Tanya Tucker.
It’s no wonder why While I’m Livin’ won the award for Best Country Album!
While I’m Livin’ is the Tucker’s 25th studio album, and was released on August 23, 2019. It hit the eighth spot on the Top Country Albums chart.
Tucker released multiple songs off of the album, including “The Wheels of Laredo” and the also Grammy-nominated track “Bring My Flowers Now.”
The Best Country Album win marked Tucker’s second Grammy win of the night, and her second career win after 14 nominations. She also won for Best Country Song for “Bring My Flowers Now.” Congratulations to her!
Listen to one of the songs off of the newly named Best Country Album by tuning in to the video below.