Grammys 2016: The Country Music Winners

Grammys 2016: The Country Music Winners


Grammys 2016: The Country Music Winners news
Grammys 2016: The Country Music Winners news
Jason Isbell was an early winner at the Grammy Awards, taking home Best Americana Album for his LP 'Something More Than Free.' C Brandon/Redferns

Jason Isbell and the SteelDrivers are early winners at the 58th Grammy Awards. Isbell, the former guitarist for the Drive-By Truckers who has established himself as the kingpin of the Americana genre since launching a solo career, won Best Americana Album for Something More Than Free.

His song “24 Frames” was also named Best American Roots Song. The lyrics address the notion of how loss can instantly alter one’s life. “I still have the problem of thinking I’m in control of things I’m not in control of,” he told Rolling Stone earlier this year about “24 Frames.” “No matter what you thought your plans were, that’s not how things are going to work out, and that’s the only way you can really, I think, live successfully.”

The SteelDrivers, meanwhile, took home Best Bluegrass Album for their release The Muscle Shoals Recordings

The soundtrack for the documentary Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me was also named Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media.

Rolling Stone Country will be updating this list as the categories are announced in Los Angeles.

Best Country Solo Performance
“Burning House,” Cam
“Traveller,” Chris Stapleton
“Little Toy Guys,” Carrie Underwood
“John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16,” Keith Urban
“Chances Are,” Lee Ann Womack

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

Best Country Song
“Chances Are,” Hayes Carll (Lee Ann Womack)
“Diamond Rings and Old Barstools,” Barry Dean, Luke Laird and Jonathan Singleton (Tim McGraw)
“Girl Crush,” Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna and Liz Rose (Little Big Town)
“Hold My Hand,” Brandy Clark and Mark Stephen Jones (Brandy Clark)
“Traveller,” Chris Stapleton (Chris Stapleton)

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

Best American Roots Performance 
“And Am I Born to Die,” Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn
“Born to Play Guitar,” Buddy Guy
“City of Our Lady,” The Milk Carton Kids
“Julep,” Punch Brothers
“See That My Grave Is Kept Clean,” Mavis Staples – WINNER

Best American Roots Song
“All Night Long,” Raul Malo (The Mavericks)
“The Cost of Living,” Don Henley and Stan Lynch (Don Henley and Merle Haggard)
“Julep,” Chris Eldridge, Paul Kowert, Noam Pikelny, Chris Thile & Gabe Witcher (Punch Brothers)
“The TravelingKind,” Cory Chisel, Rodney Crowell & Emmylou Harris (Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell)
“24 Frames,” Jason Isbell – WINNER

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

Best Bluegrass Album
Pocket Full of Keys, Dale Ann Bradley
Before the Sun Goes Down, Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley
In Session, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
Man of Constant Sorrow, Ralph Stanley & Friends
The Muscle Shoals Recordings, The SteelDrivers – WINNER

Best Blues Album
Descendants of Hill Country, Cedric Burnside Project
Outskirts of Love, Shemekia Copeland
Born to Play Guitar, Buddy Guy – WINNER
Worthy, Bettye LaVette
Muddy Waters 100, John Primer & Various Artists

Best Folk Album
Wood, Wire & Words, Norman Blake
Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn, Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn – WINNER
Tomorrow Is My Turn, Rhiannon Giddens 
Servant of Love, Patty Griffin
Didn’t He Ramble, Glen Hansard