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The 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards, held on Sunday, January 26, recognized the best of the best in music from 2019. While most people care about the biggest categories of the night (e.g. Record of the Year, Song of Year, Album of the Year, etc.) we love to see who wins in the four country music categories: Best Country Solo Performance, Best Country Duo/Group Performance, Best Country Song, and Best Country Album.
Seeing as Tanya Tucker is the only country artist nominated in the big categories, we of course will be rooting for her in those!
Not every award can be handed out during the live broadcast of the award show, so there is a pre-show where a handful of awards are given out. This year, Best Country Song was announced there.
The GRAMMY is awarded to the artists, as well as the songwriters. Recent winners in this category include “Space Cowboy” by Kacey Musgraves, “Broken Halos” by Chris Stapleton, Tim McGraw’s “Humble and Kind,” and “Little Big Town’s “Girl Crush.”
This year’s nominees are:
“Bring My Flowers Now” – Tanya Tucker, songwriters: Brandi Carlile, Phil Hanseroth, Tim Hanseroth, and Tucker
“Girl Goin’ Nowhere” – Ashley McBryde, songwriters: Jeremy Bussey & McBryde
“It All Comes Out In The Wash” – Miranda Lambert, songwriters: Lambert, Hillary Lindsay, Lori McKenna, and Liz Rose
“Some Of It” – Eric Church, songwriters: Church, Clint Daniels, Jeff Hyde, and Bobby Pinson
“Speechless” – Dan + Shay, songwriters: Shay Mooney, Jordan Reynolds, Dan Smyers, and Laura Veltz
It was announced that “Bring My Flowers Now” won the award. The award for Best Country Song is given to the songwriters, giving Tanya Tucker the first Grammy win of her 5-decade career.
In addition to the award for Best Country Song, Tucker earned a trophy for Best Country Album for While I’m Living. She will be performing “Bring My Flowers Now” during the live broadcast and is up for one of the night’s biggest awards, Song of the Year (“Bring My Flowers Now”) as the only country artist in the running.
Tucker earned her first Grammy nomination in 1980 and accumulated 14 career nominations before Sunday’s wins.
Congratulations to Tanya Tucker, Brandi Carlile, Phil Hansweroth, and Tim Hanseroth on their well-deserved GRAMMY Award!