2021 Country Grammy Winners [Updated Live]

Vince Gill, Dan + Shay, The Highwomen and Dolly Parton were among the early winners during the Grammys Premiere ceremony on Sunday afternoon (March 14).

“There Was Jesus,” recorded by Dolly Parton and CCM artist Zach Williams, earned an early win for Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song. The track was penned by Williams, Casey Beathard and Jonathan Smith.

Vince Gill’s “When My Amy Prays” earned Best Country Solo Performance. The song was nominated alongside work from Eric Church, Brandy Clark, Mickey Guyton and Miranda Lambert.

Dan+Shay, with Justin Bieber, won Best Country Duo/Group Performance for “10,000 Hours.” This marks their third consecutive win in the category, following wins for “Tequila” and “Speechless.”

The Highwomen’s “Crowded Table” earned Best Country Song. The track was written by Highwomen bandmembers Brandi Carlile and Natalie Hemby, alongside Lori McKenna.

The Linda Ronstadt documentary Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice, also earned an early win for Best Music Film.

The late songwriting and music legend John Prine was posthumously honored during the Premiere ceremony, with “I Remember Everything” winning for Best American Roots Performance and Best American Roots Song.

On the strength of her debut album Lady Like and hit single “More Hearts Than Mine,” Andress is nominated in the all-genre Best New Artist category, and is up for Best Country Album. She was also nominated for Best Country Song, which went to The Highwomen’s “Crowded Table.”

The Best Country Album winners will be announced during the televised ceremony. 2021 is a history-making year for this category—for the first time, every nominee for Best Country Album is represented by women. This year’s nominees include Andress (Lady Like), Brandy Clark (Your Life Is A Record), Miranda Lambert (Wildcard), Ashley McBryde (Never Will), and group Little Big Town (which includes Karen Fairchild and Kimberly Schlapman), for Nightfall.

Follow along as cmt.com keeps you updated on the evening’s country music winners. See the full list of country nominees below (winners in bold):

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

Best Country Song
“Bluebird,” Miranda Lambert
“The Bones,” Maren Morris
“Crowded Table,” The Highwomen–WINNER
“More Hearts Than Mine,” Ingrid Andress
“Some People Do,” 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 with Justin Bieber–WINNER
“Ocean,” Lady A
“Sugar Coat,” Little Big Town
“Some People Do,” Old Dominion

Best New Artist
Ingrid Andress
Phoebe Bridgers
Noah Cyrus
D Smoke
Doja Cat
Megan Thee Stallion

Best Music Film
Beastie Boys Story, Beastie Boys
Black Is King, Beyonce
We Are Freestyle Love Supreme, Freestyle Love Supreme
Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice, Linda Ronstadt-WINNER
That Little Ol’ Band From Texas, ZZ Top

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

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

Best American Roots Song
John Prine, “I Remember Everything”-WINNER
The Secret Sisters, “Cabin”
Sierra Hull, “Ceiling to the Floor”
Sarah Jarosz, “Hometown”
Lucinda Williams, “Man Without a Soul”

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

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
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