2016 Grammy Winners

Here are this year’s Grammy winners in the general, country, and country-adjacent categories.

Winners are in bold, and will be added as they are announced:

Album of the Year

  • Alabama Shakes, Sound & Color
  • Kendrick Lamar, To Pimp a Butterfly
  • Chris Stapleton, Traveller
  • Taylor Swift, 1989
  • The Weeknd, Beauty Behind the Madness

Record of the Year

  • D’Angelo and the Vanguard, “Really Love”
  • Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk”
  • Ed Sheeran, “Thinking Out Loud”
  • Taylor Swift, “Blank Space”
  • The Weeknd, “Can’t Feel My Face”

Song of the Year

  • “Alright” – Kendrick Duckworth, Mark Anthony Spears, and Pharrell Williams
  • “Blank Space” – Max Martin, Shellback, and Taylor Swift
  • “Girl Crush” – Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna, and Liz Rose
  • “See You Again” – Andrew Cedar, Justin Franks, Charles Puth, and Cameron Thomaz
  • “Thinking Out Loud” – Ed Sheeran and Amy Wadge

Best New Artist

  • Courtney Barnett
  • James Bay
  • Sam Hunt
  • Tori Kelly
  • Meghan Trainor

Best Country Solo Performance

  • Cam, “Burning House”
  • Chris Stapleton, “Traveller”
  • Carrie Underwood, “Little Toy Guns”
  • Keith Urban, “John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16”
  • Lee Ann Womack, “Chances Are”

Best Country Duo/Group Performance

  • Brothers Osborne, “Stay a Little Longer”
  • Joey + Rory, “If I Needed You”
  • Charles Kelley, Dierks Bentley, and Eric Paslay, “The Driver”
  • Little Big Town, “Girl Crush”
  • Blake Shelton featuring Ashley Monroe, “Lonely Tonight”

Best Country Song

  • “Chances Are” – Hayes Carll
  • “Diamond Rings and Old Barstools” – Barry Dean, Luke Laird, and Jonathan Singleton
  • “Girl Crush” – Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna, and Liz Rose
  • “Hold My Hand” – Brandy Clark and Mark Stephen Jones
  • “Traveller” – Chris Stapleton

Best Country Album

  • Sam Hunt, Montevallo
  • Little Big Town, Pain Killer
  • Ashley Monroe, The Blade
  • Kacey Musgraves, Pageant Material
  • Chris Stapleton, Traveller

Best American Roots Performance

  • Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn, “And am I Born to Die”
  • Buddy Guy, “Born to Play Guitar”
  • The Milk Carton Kids, “City of Our Lady”
  • Punch Brothers, “Julep”
  • Mavis Staples, “See That My Grave is Kept Clean”

Best American Roots Song

  • “All Night Long” – Raul Malo
  • “The Cost of Living” – Don Henley and Stan Lynch
  • “Julep” – Chris Eldridge, Paul Kowert, Noam Pikelny, Chris Thile, and Gabe Witcher
  • “The Traveling Kind” – Cory Chisel, Rodney Crowell, and Emmylou Harris
  • “24 Frames” – Jason Isbell

Best Americana Album

  • Brandi Carlile, The Firewatcher’s Daughter
  • Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell, The Traveling Kind
  • Jason Isbell, Something More Than Free
  • The Mavericks, Mono
  • Punch Brothers, The Phosphorescent Blues

Best Bluegrass Album

  • Dale Ann Bradley, Pocket Full of Keys
  • Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley, Before the Sun Goes Down
  • Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, In Session
  • Ralph Stanley and Friends, Man of Constant Sorrow
  • The SteelDrivers, The Muscle Shoal Recordings

Best Folk Album

  • Norman Blake, Wood, Wire & Words
  • Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn, Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn
  • Rhiannon Giddens, Tomorrow is My Turn
  • Patty Griffin, Servant of Love
  • Glen Hansard, Didn’t He Ramble

1 Comment

  1. There are reasons I don’t take the Grammys too seriously. I’ve heard all five bluegrass nominees and to me the clear winner should have been Dale Ann Bradley’s POCKET FULL OF KEYS

    Well, at least they didn’t classify Taylor Swift’s 1989 as a country album

    Seriously though – such a small percentage of the Grammy awards are presented on camera that there is little point in televising the matter.

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