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Grammy Award Country, Folk and Americana Winners List


Willie Nelson won the Grammy for best country album for “A Beautiful Time” at the 65th Grammy Awards last night at the Arena in Los Angelas. The album was released last year on April 29, his 89th birthday.

Nelson’s “Live Forever” also took the honor for best country solo performance earlier Sunday night. The awards marked his 11th and 12th Grammy wins.

Ashley McBryde and Carly Pearce took home their first Grammy Award with a win in the Best Country/Duo Group Performance for Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde, “Never Wanted to Be That Girl”.

Cody Johnson won his first Grammy Award with a win in the Best Country Song category for ‘‘Til YouCan’t’.”

Here is the complete list of all of the winners in the Country, Americana, Folk and Bluegrass categories at the 65th GrammyAwards.

2023 Grammy Awards Winners (Country/Folk/American/Bluegrass):

Best Country Solo Performance

Kelsea Ballerini, “Heartfirst”
Zach Bryan, “Something in the Orange”
Miranda Lambert, “In His Arms”
Maren Morris, “Circles Around This Town”
Willie Nelson, “Live Forever” — WINNER

Best Country Duo / Group Performance

Ingrid Andress feat. Sam Hunt, “Wishful Drinking”
Brothers Osborne, “Midnight Rider’s Prayer”
Luke Combs and Miranda Lambert, “Outrunning Your Memory”
Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton, “Does He Love You — Revisited”
Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde, “Never Wanted to Be That Girl” — WINNER
Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, “Going Where the Lonely Go”

Best Country Song (Awarded to Songwriters)

Maren Morris, “Circles Around This Town” (Ryan Hurd, Julia Michaels, Maren Morris and Jimmy Robbins)
Luke Combs, “Doin’ This” (Luke Combs, Drew Parker and Robert Williford)
Taylor Swift, “I Bet You Think About Me” (Taylor’s Version) (Lori McKenna and Taylor Swift)
Miranda Lambert, “If I Was a Cowboy” (Jesse Frasure and Miranda Lambert)
Willie Nelson, “I’ll Love You Til the Day I Die” (Rodney Crowell and Chris Stapleton)
Cody Johnson, “‘Til You Can’t” (Matt Rogers and Ben Stennis) — WINNER

Best Country Album

Luke Combs, Growin’ Up
Miranda Lambert, Palomino
Ashley McBryde, Ashley McBryde Presents: Lindeville
Maren Morris, Humble Quest
Willie Nelson, A Beautiful Time — WINNER

Best Americana Album

Brandi Carlile, In These Silent Days — WINNER
Dr. John, Things Happen That Way
Keb’ Mo’, Good to Be…
Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, Raise the Roof
Bonnie Raitt, Just Like That…

Best American Roots Song (Awarded to Songwriters)

Anais Mitchell, “Bright Star” (Anais Mitchell)
Sheryl Crow, “Forever” (Sheryl Crow and Jeff Trot)
Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, “High and Lonesome” (T Bone Burnett and Robert Plant)
Bonnie Raitt, “Just Like That” (Bonnie Raitt) — WINNER
Aoife O’Donovan and Allison Russell, “Prodigal Daughter” (Aoife O’Donovan and Tim O’Brien)
Brandi Carlile feat. Lucius, “You and Me on the Rock” (Brandi Carlile, Phil Hanseroth and Tim Hanseroth)

Best American Roots Performance

Bill Anderson feat. Dolly Parton, “Someday It’ll All Make Sense”
Madison Cunningham, “Life According to Raechel”
Fantastic Negrito, “Oh Betty”
Aaron Neville with the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, “Stompin’ Ground” — WINNER
Aoife O’Donovan, “Prodigal Daughter” and Allison Russell

Best Americana Performance

Eric Alexandrakis, “Silver Moon (A Tribute to Michael Nesmith)”
Asleep at the Wheel feat. Lyle Lovett, “There You Go Again”
Blind Boys of Alabama feat. Black Violin, “The Message”
Brandi Carlile feat. Lucius, “You and Me on the Rock”
Bonnie Raitt, “Made Up Mind” — WINNER

Best Bluegrass Album

The Infamous Stringdusters, Toward the Fray
Del McCoury Band, Almost Proud
Peter Rowan, Calling You From My Mountain
Molly Tuttle and Golden Highway, Crooked Tree — WINNER
Yonder Mountain String Band, Get Yourself Outside

Best Folk Album

Judy Collins, Spellbound
Madison Cunningham, Revealer — WINNER
Janis Ian, The Light at the End of the Line
Aoife O’Donovan, Age of Apathy
Punch Brothers, Hell on Church Street

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