Here are the winners of this year’s Grammy Awards, which included Vince Gill, Sarah Jarosz, Joey + Rory, Lori McKenna, Maren Morris, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, and Sturgill Simpson. The general categories were dominated by Adele, who swept the Big Three for the second time. Another big winner was Chance the Rapper, who took home Best New Artist and two other trophies.
The country categories spread the wealth, with Dolly Parton finally winning a Grammy for “Jolene,” and Lori McKenna repeating in Best Country Song. Meanwhile ,Maren Morris joined the ranks of Donna Fargo, Olivia Newton-John, K.T. Oslin, Jeannie C. Riley, LeAnn Rimes, Jeannie Seely, Carrie Underwood, and Gretchen Wilson – all women who won a Grammy for their first big country hit.
Country artists dominated in other genre categories this year, with Joey + Rory and Hillary Scott & The Scott Family triumphing in religious categories and Willie Nelson winning his first pop Grammy.
And for those who like to keep track of such things, three Grammy legends added to their extensive collections, and have new lifetime Grammy totals:
- Vince Gill – 21
- Willie Nelson – 8
- Dolly Parton – 8
Fun fact: Linda Davis winning two Grammys tonight as part of Hillary Scott & The Scott Family means she now has three total Grammys. Reba McEntire, who she shared her first Grammy win with for “Does He Love You,” has a career total of two. That’s the Grammys for ya!
Album of the Year: Adele, 25
Record of the Year: Adele, “Hello”
Song of the Year: “Hello,” Adele Atkins & Greg Kurstin
Best New Artist: Chance the Rapper
Best Country Solo Performance: Maren Morris, “My Church”
Best Country Song: Lori McKenna, “Humble and Kind”
Best Country Duo/Group Performance: Pentatonix featuring Dolly Parton, “Jolene”
Best Americana Album: William Bell, This is Where I Live
Best American Roots Performance: Sarah Jarosz, “House of Mercy”
Best American Roots Song: Vince Gill, “Kid Sister”
Best Bluegrass Album: O’Connor Band with Mark O’Connor, Coming Home
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: Willie Nelson, Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin
Best Folk Album: Sarah Jarosz, Undercurrent
Best Roots Gospel Album: Joey + Rory, Hymns
Best Contemporary Christian Music Album: Hillary Scott & The Scott Family, Love Remains
Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song: “Thy Will,” Hillary Scott & The Scott Family; Bernie Herms, Hillary Scott & Emily Weisband, songwriters