Awards & Winners

Grammy Award for Best Country Album

Grammy Awards

The Grammy Award for Best Country Album is an award presented at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards, to recording artists for quality albums in the country music genre. Honors in several categories are presented at the ceremony annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States to "honor artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the recording industry, without regard to album sales or chart position". The award was first presented under the name of Best Country & Western Album in 1966 to Roger Miller for Dang Me/Chug-A-Lug and was discontinued the following year. In 1995 the category was revived and received its current denomination of Best Country Album. According to the category description guide for the 54th Grammy Awards, the award is presented to vocal or instrumental country albums containing at least 51% playing time of new recordings. The Dixie Chicks are the most awarded performers in this category with four wins. Two-time award winners include Roger Miller and Lady Antebellum. Canadian singer Shania Twain is the only non-American winner in this category, to date. Trisha Yearwood holds the record for most nominations, with eight. Yearwood also holds the record for most nominations without a win.

Check all the winners of Grammy Award for Best Country Album presented under Grammy Awards since 1964 .

Kacey Musgraves

Honored for : Same Trailer Different Park

Nominations 2013 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Jason Aldean Night Train
Tim McGraw Two Lanes of Freedom
Kacey Musgraves Same Trailer Different Park
Blake Shelton Based on a True Story...
Taylor Swift Red

Zac Brown Band, John Kelton, Keith Stegall

Honored for : Uncaged
(Zac Brown Band, artist. John Kelton, engineer/mixer. Keith Stegall, producer.)

Nominations 2012 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Zac Brown Band Uncaged
Keith Stegall Uncaged
John Kelton Uncaged
Hunter Hayes Hunter Hayes
Jamey Johnson Living for a Song - A Tribute to Hank Cochran
Miranda Lambert Four the Record
The Time Jumpers The Time Jumpers

Lady Antebellum

Honored for : Own the Night

Nominations 2011 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Lady Antebellum Own the Night
Jason Aldean My Kinda Party
Eric Church Chief
Blake Shelton Red River Blue
George Strait Here for a Good Time
Taylor Swift Speak Now

Lady Antebellum

Honored for : Need You Now
(Producers, Artist, Engineer/mixer)

Nominations 2010 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Lady Antebellum Need You Now
2011 Best Country Album
Dierks Bentley Up on the Ridge
Zac Brown Band You Get What You Give
Jamey Johnson The Guitar Song
Miranda Lambert Revolution

Taylor Swift, Chad Carlson, Nathan Chapman, Justin Niebank

Honored for : Fearless
(Producers, Artist, Engineers/Mixers)

Nominations 2009 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Zac Brown Band The Foundation
George Strait Twang
Taylor Swift Fearless
Keith Urban Defying Gravity
Lee Ann Womack Call Me Crazy

George Strait, Chuck Ainlay, Tony Brown

Honored for : Troubadour
(Engineer, Artist/Producer, Producer)

Nominations 2008 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Patty Loveless Sleepless Nights
Jamey Johnson That Lonesome Song
George Strait Troubadour
Trisha Yearwood Heaven, Heartache and the Power of Love
Randy Travis Around the Bend

John Hobbs, Justin Niebank, Vince Gill

Honored for : These Days

Nominations 2007 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Dierks Bentley Long Trip Alone
Tim McGraw Let It Go
Brad Paisley 5th Gear
George Strait It Just Comes Natural
Vince Gill These Days
Justin Niebank These Days
John Hobbs These Days

Richard Dodd, Rick Rubin, Chris Testa, Dixie Chicks, Jim Scott

Honored for : Taking the Long Way
(Artist, Producer, Engineers/mixers)

Nominations 2006 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Alan Jackson Like Red on a Rose
Willie Nelson You Don't Know Me: The Songs of Cindy Walker
Little Big Town The Road to Here
Josh Turner Your Man
Richard Dodd Taking the Long Way
Dixie Chicks Taking the Long Way
Rick Rubin Taking the Long Way
Chris Testa Taking the Long Way
Jim Scott Taking the Long Way

Alison Krauss & Union Station, Gary Paczosa

Honored for : Lonely Runs Both Ways
(Engineer/mixer, Artist)

Nominations 2005 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Brad Paisley Time Well Wasted
Faith Hill Fireflies
Trisha Yearwood Jasper County
Gary Paczosa Lonely Runs Both Ways
Alison Krauss & Union Station Lonely Runs Both Ways
Gretchen Wilson All Jacked Up

Eric McConnell, Loretta Lynn, Jack White, Stuart Sikes

Honored for : Van Lear Rose
(Artist, Producer, Engineers/Mixers)

Nominations 2004 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Keith Urban Be Here
Tift Merritt Tambourine
Tim McGraw Live Like You Were Dying
Gretchen Wilson Here for the Party
Loretta Lynn Van Lear Rose

Carl Jackson, Luke Wooten

Honored for : Livin' Lovin' Losin': Songs of the Louvin Brothers
(engineer, producer)

Nominations 2003 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Shania Twain Up!
Willie Nelson Run That by Me One More Time
Ray Price Run That by Me One More Time
Lyle Lovett My Baby Don't Tolerate
Faith Hill Cry
Willie Nelson Live and Kickin'
Luke Wooten Livin' Lovin' Losin': Songs of the Louvin Brothers
Carl Jackson Livin' Lovin' Losin': Songs of the Louvin Brothers

Dixie Chicks, Lloyd Maines, Gary Paczosa

Honored for : Home

Nominations 2002 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Lloyd Maines Home
Dixie Chicks Home
Gary Paczosa Home
Alan Jackson Drive
Willie Nelson The Great Divide
Joe Nichols Man With a Memory
Dolly Parton Halos & Horns

Bonnie Garner, Luke Lewis, Mary Martin

Honored for : Timeless

Nominations 2001 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Willie Nelson Rainbow Connection
Tim McGraw Set This Circus Down
Trisha Yearwood Inside Out
Diamond Rio One More Day
Mary Martin Timeless
Bonnie Garner Timeless
Luke Lewis Timeless

Nominations 2000 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Lee Ann Womack I Hope You Dance
Alan Jackson Under The Influence
Trisha Yearwood Real Live Woman
Vince Gill Let's Make Sure We Kiss Goodbye
Mike Shipley Breathe
Faith Hill Breathe
Byron Gallimore Breathe
Julian King Breathe

Nominations 1999 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Emmylou Harris Trio II
Dolly Parton Trio II
Linda Ronstadt Trio II
George Jones Cold Hard Truth
Asleep at the Wheel Ride With Bob
Alison Krauss Forget About It
John Guess Fly
Blake Chancey Fly
Dixie Chicks Fly
Paul Worley Fly

Eric Legg, Dixie Chicks, John Guess, Paul Worley, Blake Chancey

Honored for : Wide Open Spaces

Nominations 1998 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Trisha Yearwood Where Your Road Leads
Faith Hill Faith
Dixie Chicks Wide Open Spaces
Eric Legg Wide Open Spaces
Paul Worley Wide Open Spaces
John Guess Wide Open Spaces
Blake Chancey Wide Open Spaces
Shania Twain Come on Over
Garth Brooks Sevens

Johnny Cash, Rick Rubin

Honored for : Unchained
(Artist, Producer)

Nominations 1997 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Patty Loveless Long Stretch of Lonesome
Dwight Yoakam Under the Covers
Alan Jackson Everything I Love
George Strait Carrying Your Love With Me
Johnny Cash Unchained
Rick Rubin Unchained

Lyle Lovett, Billy Williams

Honored for : The Road to Ensenada

Nominations 1996 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Dwight Yoakam Gone
Brooks & Dunn Borderline
Patty Loveless The Trouble With the Truth
Vince Gill High Lonesome Sound
Trisha Yearwood Everybody Knows
Lyle Lovett The Road to Ensenada
Billy Williams The Road to Ensenada

Shania Twain, Robert Lange

Honored for : The Woman in Me

Nominations 1995 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Shania Twain The Woman in Me
Robert Lange The Woman in Me
Trisha Yearwood Thinkin' About You
John Michael Montgomery John Michael Montgomery
Junior Brown Junior High
Dwight Yoakam Dwight Live
The Mavericks Music for All Occasions

Mary Chapin Carpenter

Honored for : Stones in the Road

Nominations 1994 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Reba McEntire Read My Mind
Vince Gill When Love Finds You
Asleep at the Wheel Tribute to the music of Bob Wills and The Texas Playboys
Trisha Yearwood The Song Remembers When
Mary Chapin Carpenter Stones in the Road

Roger Miller

Honored for : The Return of Roger Miller

Nominations 1965 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Roger Miller The Return of Roger Miller

Roger Miller

Honored for : Dang Me/Chug-a-Lug

Nominations 1964 »

Nominee Nominated Work
Roger Miller Dang Me/Chug-a-Lug