It was a night of musical celebration as the 55th GRAMMY Awards took place Sunday, February 10. And Country Music was well represented at the show!
Country stars taking home the iconic gramophone trophy included Little Big Town, who won for Best Country Duo/Group Performance (“Pontoon”), Taylor Swift and The Civil Wars for Best Song Written for Visual Media (“Safe and Sound”), Carrie Underwood for Best Country Solo Performance (“Blown Away”), and Zac Brown Band for Best Country Album (Uncaged). Songwriters Josh Kear and Chris Tompkins earned Best Country Song for Underwood’s “Blown Away.” And adopted Country kin Kelly Clarkson took honors for Best Pop Vocal Album (Stronger).
Taylor Swift opened the show with a large-scale production of “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” which was nominated for Record of the Year alongside The Black Keys, Kelly Clarkson, fun., Frank Ocean and Gotye featuring Kimbra, who won for “Somebody That I Used to Know.” Tour mates Dierks Bentley and Miranda Lambert collaborated on both Bentley’s “Home” and Lambert’s “Over You.” Carrie Underwood gave a stirring medley performance of “Blown Away” and current single “Two Black Cadillacs,” after a musical introduction by Hunter Hayes, who offered a portion of his hit “Wanted.” Zac Brown joined in an all-star tribute to Levon Helm, and Kelly Clarkson paid homage to Patti Page and Carole King with “Tennessee Waltz” and “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” respectively.
Many congrats to all the nominees, performers and presenters who make Country shine! Check out CMA’s 2013 Grammy gallery on Facebook!
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