If you spent any amount of time this past week watching TV or scrolling through your social media feeds, you know that everyone was buzzing about the 59th Annual Grammy® Awards, which premiered on CBS, February 12th.
British pop music sensation, Adele, opened the show with a beautiful performance of her hit song, Hello. She also closed the show by winning the highest honor and last award of the night… the coveted Album of the Year award. Other standout mainstream music moments included a performance by Ed Sheeran, a tribute to Prince that featured Bruno Mars, and another tribute to the Bee Gees, featuring a memorable arrangement of their iconic hit, Stayin’ Alive, performed by Demi Lovato.
Although pop music and pop artists seemed to monopolize most of the night, country music had plenty of great moments as well. The award for Best Country Song went to Humble and Kind, written by Lori McKenna and performed by Tim McGraw. Maren Morris won Best Country Solo Performance for My Church. In other categories closely related to country, Hilary Scott and The Scott Family won two awards, Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song for Thy Will and Contemporary Christian Music Album for Love Remains. The award for American Roots Song went to Kid Sister, written by Vince Gill and performed by The Time Jumpers, and the award for Roots Gospel Album went to Hymns by Joey+Rory.
Every year, The Grammys® presents a memorial tribute to all the artists and musicians that passed away over the past 12 months. This year’s moving tribute celebrated the lives of many artists, such as Prince, Ralph Stanley, Bobby Vee, and included country greats like Merle Haggard, Sonny James, Joey Feek, and Leon Russell.
Some country music stars got to perform on The Grammys® as well, starting with Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood singing their duet and his new single, The Fighter. Kelsea Ballerini did a mashup of her song, Peter Pan, with singer Lukas Graham and his song 7 Years. The last major country performance was done by Maren Morris singing her song, Once, with R&B vocalist and The Voice judge, Alicia Keys.
Check out some of the country Grammy® performances below:
If you’d like to see a full list of winners, check out The Grammys® official web site HERE.
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