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2014 Country Music Grammy Awards

Winners and nominees in the country music categories


merry go round single cover

Winner of Best Country Song

Image courtesy of Mercury Nashville Records

Taylor Swift and Kacey Musgraves led the pack of country music nominees at the 56th annual Grammy Awards, but it was Musgraves who came out ahead at awards time. The "Merry Go Round" singer won honors for both Best Country Album and Best Country Song, leaving the usually redoubtable Swift empty-handed.

The awards ceremony aired Sunday, January 26, on CBS.

Winners are highlighted in bold.

Best Country Solo Performance

  • Lee Brice - "I Drive Your Truck"
  • Hunter Hayes - "I Want Crazy"
  • Miranda Lambert - "Mama's Broken Heart"
  • WINNER: Darius Rucker - "Wagon Wheel"
  • Blake Shelton - "Mine Would Be You"

Best Country Duo/Group Performance

  • WINNER: The Civil Wars - "From This Valley"
  • Kelly Clarkson with Vince Gill - "Don't Rush"
  • Little Big Town - "Your Side of the Bed"
  • Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift, and Keith Urban - "Highway Don't Care"
  • Kenny Rogers with Dolly Parton - "You Can't Make Old Friends"

Best Country Song

  • "Begin Again" - songwriter Taylor Swift (performed by Taylor Swift)
  • "I Drive Your Truck" - songwriters Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington, and Jimmy Yeary (performed by Lee Brice)
  • "Mama's Broken Heart" - songwriters Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally, and Kacey Musgraves (performed by Miranda Lambert)
  • WINNER: "Merry Go 'Round" - songwriters Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves, and Josh Osborne (performed by Kacey Musgraves)
  • "Mine Would Be You" - songwriters Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington, and Deric Ruttan (performed by Blake Shelton)

Best Country Album

Best Americana Album

  • WINNER: Old Yellow Moon - Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell
  • Love Has Come for You - Steven Martin and Edie Brickell
  • Buddy and Jim - Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale
  • One True Vine - Mavis Staples
  • Songbook - Allen Toussaint

Best Bluegrass Album

  • It's Just a Road - The Boxcars
  • Brothers of the Highway - Dailey & Vincent
  • This World Oft Can Be - Della Mae
  • Three Chords and the Truth - James King
  • The Streets of Baltimore - Del McCoury Band

Best New Artist

  • James Blake
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • WINNER: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
  • Kacey Musgraves
  • Ed Sheeran

For complete nomination info go to Grammy.com.

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