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2021 Grammy Awards: Country, Americana, Folk Winners


Miranda Lambert took home her second Grammy for Best Country Album at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards which were held last night (March 14) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. She previously earned the award in 2015 with Platinum.

Lambert was also nominated for Best Country Song and Best Country Solo performance at this year’s Grammys, both for “Bluebird.” Those awards went to The Highwomen and Vince Gill, respectively.

John Prine posthumously won the best American Roots Song and Best American Roots Performance for “I Remember Everything” during Sunday’s pre-telecast ceremony.

“I Remember Everything,” was recorded in 2019, and released last June, two months after the 73-year-old died of complications from COVID-19 on April 7, 2020.

Other winners included Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber, Sarah Jarosz, Billy Strings, Gillian Welch, David Rawlings and Dolly Parton, who took home the Grammy as a songwriter in the Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance with “There Was Jesus.”

2021 Grammy Awards Country, Americana, Bluegrass and Folk Nominees + Country Artists in other categories

Best Country Album
Lady Like, Ingrid Andress
Your Life Is a Record, Brandy Clark
Wildcard, Miranda Lambert — WINNER
Nightfall, Little Big Town
Never Will, Ashley McBryde

Best Country Song (Awarded to Songwriters)
“Bluebird,” Luke Dick, Natalie Hemby and Miranda Lambert, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)
“The Bones,” Maren Morris, Jimmy Robbins and Laura Veltz, songwriters (Maren Morris)
“Crowded Table,” Brandi Carlile, Natalie Hemby and Lori McKenna, songwriters (The Highwomen) — WINNER
“More Hearts Than Mine,” Ingrid Andress, Sam Ellis and Derrick Southerland, songwriters (Ingrid Andress)
“Some People Do,” Jesse Frasure, Shane McAnally, Matthew Ramsey and Thomas Rhett, songwriters (Old Dominion)

Best Country Solo Performance
“Stick That in Your Country Song,” Eric Church
“Who You Thought I Was,” Brandy Clark
“When My Amy Prays,” Vince Gill — WINNER
“Black Like Me,” Mickey Guyton
“Bluebird,” Miranda Lambert

Best Country Duo / Group Performance
“All Night,” Brothers Osborne
“10,000 Hours,” Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber — WINNER
“Ocean,” Lady A
“Sugar Coat,” Little Big Town
“Some People Do,” Old Dominion

Best Americana Album
Old Flowers, Courtney Marie Andrews
Terms of Messenger, Hiss Golden Messenger
World on the Ground, Sarah Jarosz — WINNER
El Dorado, Marcus King
Good Souls, Better Angels, Lucinda Williams

Best American Roots Song (Awarded to Songwriters)
“Cabin,” Laura Rodgers and Lydia Rogers, songwriters (The Secret Sisters)
“Ceiling to the Floor,” Sierra Hull and Kai Welch, songwriters (Sierra Hull)
“Hometown,” Sarah Jarosz, songwriter (Sarah Jarosz)
“I Remember Everything,” Pat McLaughlin and John Prine, songwriters (John Prine) — WINNER
“Man Without a Soul,” Tom Overby and Lucinda Williams, songwriters (Lucinda Williams)

Best American Roots Performance
“Colors,” Black Pumas
“Deep in Love,” Bonny Light Horseman
“Short and Sweet,” Brittany Howard
“I’ll Be Gone,” Norah Jones and Mavis Staples
“I Remember Everything,” John Prine — WINNER

Best Bluegrass Album
Man on Fire, Danny Barnes
To Live in Two Worlds, Vol. 1, Thomm Jutz
North Carolina Songbook, Steep Canyon Rangers
Home, Billy Strings — WINNER
The John Hartford Fiddle Tune Project, Vol. 1, Various Artists

Best Folk Album
Bonny Light Horseman, Bonny Light Horseman
Thanks for the Dance, Leonard Cohen
Song for Our Daughter, Laura Marling
Saturn Return, The Secret Sisters
All the Good Times, Gillian Welch & David Rawlings — WINNER

Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance / Song (Awarded to Songwriters)
“The Blessing (Live),” Chris Brown, Cody Carnes, Kari Jobe Carnes and Steven Furtick, songwriters (Kari Jobe, Cody Carnes and Elevation Worship)
“Sunday Morning,” Denisia Andrews, Jones Terrence Antonio, Saint Bodhi, Rafael X. Brown, Brittany Coney, Kirk Franklin, Lasanna Harris, Shama Joseph, Stuart Lowery, Lecrae Moore and Nathanael Saint-Fleur, songwriters (Lecrae feat. Kirk Franklin)
“Holy Water,” Andrew Bergthold, Ed Cash, Franni Cash, Martin Cash and Scott Cash, songwriters (We the Kingdom)
“Famous For (I Believe),” Chuck Butler, Krissy Nordhoff, Jordan Sapp, Alexis Slifer and Tauren Wells, songwriters (Tauren Wells feat. Jenn Johnson)
“There Was Jesus,” Casey Beathard, Jonathan Smith and Zach Williams, songwriters (Zach Williams and Dolly Parton) — WINNER

Mandatory Credit: Photo by MJ Photos/REX/Shutterstock
Grammy Awards, Press Room, New York, USA – 28 Jan 2018

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