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2012 Country Music Grammy Awards

Winners and nominees for the 54th Grammy Awards in the country music categories

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Red River Blue Album Cover

Blake Shelton - 'Red River Blue'

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Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean, and Taylor Swift earned multiple nods across the country categories at the 54th annual Grammy Awards. In the general field, The Band Perry was the lone country group nominated for Best New Artist.

Who scored big? Here are the Grammy winners in the country music categories.

Best Country Solo Performance

  • Jason Aldean - "Dirt Road Anthem"
  • Martina McBride - "I'm Gonna Love You Through It"
  • Blake Shelton - "Honey Bee"
  • WINNER: Taylor Swift - "Mean"
  • Carrie Underwood - "Mama's Song"

Best Country Duo/Group Performance

  • Jason Aldean with Kelly Clarkson - "Don't You Wanna Stay"
  • Kenny Chesney featuring Grace Potter - "You and Tequila"
  • WINNER: The Civil Wars - "Barton Hollow"
  • Thompson Square - "Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not"

Best Country Song

  • "Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not" -  songwriters Jim Collins & David Lee Murphy (performed by Thompson Square)
  • "God Gave Me You" - songwriter Dave Barnes (performed by Blake Shelton)
  • "Just Fishin'" - songwriters Casey Beathard, Monty Criswell & Ed Hill (performed by Trace Adkins)
  • WINNER: "Mean" - songwriter Taylor Swift (performed by Taylor Swift)
  • "Threaten Me with Heaven" - songwriters Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Will Owsley & Dillon O’Brian (performed by Vince Gill)
  • "You And Tequila" - songwriters Matraca Berg & Deana Carter (performed by Kenny Chesney and Grace Potter)

Best Country Album

Best Americana Album

  • Emotional Jukebox - Linda Chorney
  • Pull Up Some Dust And Sit Down - Ry Cooder
  • Hard Bargain - Emmylou Harris
  • WINNER: Ramble At The Ryman - Levon Helm
  • Blessed - Lucinda Williams

Best Bluegrass Album

  • WINNER: Paper Airplane - Alison Krauss & Union Station
  • Reason And Rhyme: Bluegrass Songs by Robert Hunter & Jim Lauderdale - Jim Lauderdale
  • Rare Bird Alert - Steve Martin And The Steep Canyon Rangers
  • Old Memories: The Songs Of Bill Monroe - The Del McCoury Band
  • A Mother's Prayer - Ralph Stanley
  • Sleep with One Eye Open - Chris Thile & Michael Daves

Best New Artist

The 54th Grammy Awards aired February 12 at 8/7 P.M. Central on CBS. LL Cool J was the host of the program, which featured performances by Taylor Swift and Jason Aldean.

For complete nomination info go to Grammy.com.

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