The 57th annual Grammy Awards hasn’t even begun its televised portion yet, but most of the Grammy awards have already been given out. The Grammys really started at 4 pm ET online. You probably didn’t realize it. No sweat, we’ve got you covered country music fans! Several country and American roots awards have already been announced and here are all of the pre-telecast awards that have already been announced.
Carrie Underwood won the Grammy for Best Country Solo Performance. She beat out Eric Church, Hunter Hayes, Miranda Lambert and Keith Urban. Carrie was pretty excited about it and took to Twitter to express her thoughts:
The Band Perry won the Grammy for Best Country Duo/Group Performance. It was a minor upset, going against some of the bigger names in country music.
Glen Campbell won the Grammy for Best Country Song. Again another one people didn’t expect, but I kind of expected it. Part of it is sympathy vote, but this song is pretty good and I don’t see how anyone can say it wasn’t deserving.
Rosanne Cash swept the Americana categories at the Grammys, winning Best American Roots Performance, Best American Roots Song and Best Americana Album. Her only previous Grammy win came in 1985. This brings her total up to four. It’s certainly well-deserved, as her 2014 album The River & The Thread received lots of praise from critics and fans.
Unfortunately this also means Sturgill Simpson is not a Grammy winner. You really can’t complain though. He didn’t even belong in the Americana category, he belonged in the Best Country Album category. Cash’s album was Americana and Sturgill’s was not. If you should be angry about anything with Sturgill it’s that he was put in the wrong category. I wouldn’t get too upset though. This is likely the first of many Grammy nominations if Sturgill continues to make great music.
Hank Williams’ The Garden Spot Programs won the Grammy for Best Historical Album. I completely forgot it was nominated, but I’m glad to see it recognized. One of the greatest country icons is still winning years after his death. Long live Hank!
And last, but certainly not least Old Crow Medicine Show’s Remedy won the Grammy for Best Folk Album. Not a big surprise, as Old Crow Medicine Show is the most well-known folk band in the country. I certainly don’t object either, as Remedy was a finalist for Country Perspective’s 2014 Album of the Year. It’s a great album I recommend checking out if you haven’t heard it yet.
The Grammy for Best Country Album will be announced during the televised portion of the show. We’ll be sure to have a post on that. In the meantime, what did you think of these winners? Did the Grammys get it right?