GRAMMY Awards Winners & Nominees for Best Country Song

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Best Country Song

 

63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards (2020)
 
winner
Brandi Carlile, Natalie Hemby, Lori McKenna

Crowded Table

Brandi Carlile, Natalie Hemby & Lori McKenna, songwriters (The Highwomen)

Track From: The Highwomen

nominees

Luke Dick
,
Natalie Hemby
,
Miranda Lambert

Bluebird

Maren Morris

The Bones

Ingrid Andress

More Hearts Than Mine

Shane McAnally
,
Thomas Rhett

Some People Do

62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards (2019)
 
winner
Brandi Carlile, Tanya Tucker

Bring My Flowers Now

Brandi Carlile, Phil Hanseroth, Tim Hanseroth & Tanya Tucker, songwriters (Tanya Tucker)

nominees

Miranda Lambert
,
Lori McKenna

It All Comes Out In The Wash

Eric Church
,
Clint Daniels
,
Jeff Hyde
,
Bobby Pinson

Some Of It

GRAMMYs

Speechless

Ashley McBryde

Girl Goin' Nowhere

61st Annual GRAMMY Awards (2018)
 
winner
Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves

Space Cowboy

Luke Laird, Shane McAnally & Kacey Musgraves, songwriters (Kacey Musgraves)

nominees

Break Up In The End

Tom Douglas
,
David Hodges
,
Maren Morris

Dear Hate

Rhett Akins
,
Ross Copperman
,
Ashley Gorley
,
Ben Hayslip

I Lived It

Nicolle Galyon

Tequila

Lori McKenna

When Someone Stops Loving You

60th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2017)
 
winner
Mike Henderson, Chris Stapleton

Broken Halos

Mike Henderson & Chris Stapleton, songwriters (Chris Stapleton)

nominees

Shane McAnally

Drinkin’ Problem

Jack Ingram
,
Miranda Lambert
,
Jon Randall

Tin Man

Taylor Swift

Better Man

Sam Hunt
,
Shane McAnally

Body Like A Back Road

59th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2016)
 
winner
Lori McKenna

Humble And Kind

Lori McKenna, songwriter (Tim McGraw)

nominees

Steven Lee Olsen

Blue Ain't Your Color

Thomas Rhett

Die A Happy Man

Maren Morris

My Church

Miranda Lambert
,
Shane McAnally

Vice

58th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2015)
 
winner
Lori McKenna

Girl Crush

Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna & Liz Rose, songwriters (Little Big Town)

nominees

Brandy Clark

Hold My Hand

Chris Stapleton

Traveller

Hayes Carll

Chances Are

Diamond Rings And Old Barstools

57th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2014)
 
winner
Glen Campbell

I'm Not Gonna Miss You

Glen Campbell & Julian Raymond, songwriters (Glen Campbell)

nominees

Rodney Clawson
,
Shane McAnally

American Kids

Nicolle Galyon
,
Natalie Hemby
,
Miranda Lambert

Automatic

Eric Church

Give Me Back My Hometown

Tom Douglas
,
Jeffrey Steele

Meanwhile Back At Mama's

56th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2013)
 
winner
Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves

Merry Go 'Round

Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves & Josh Osborne, songwriters (Kacey Musgraves)

nominees

Brandy Clark
,
Shane McAnally
,
Kacey Musgraves

Mama's Broken Heart

Jessi Alexander
,
GRAMMYs

Mine Would Be You

Taylor Swift

Begin Again

Jessi Alexander

I Drive Your Truck

55th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2012)
 
winner
Josh Kear

Blown Away

Josh Kear & Chris Tompkins, songwriters (Carrie Underwood)

nominees

Ronnie Dunn

Cost Of Livin'

Will Hoge
,
Eric Paslay

Even If It Breaks Your Heart

Jay Knowles
,
Adam Wright

So You Don't Have To Love Me Anymore

Eric Church
,
Jeff Hyde

Springsteen

54th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2011)
 
winner
Taylor Swift

Mean

Taylor Swift, songwriter (Taylor Swift)

nominees

Vince Gill
,
Amy Grant

Threaten Me With Heaven

Matraca Berg

You And Tequila

GRAMMYs
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David Lee Murphy

Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not

Dave Barnes

God Gave Me You

Just Fishin'

53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards (2010)
 
winner
Josh Kear, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott

Need You Now

Dave Haywood, Josh Kear, Charles Kelley & Hillary Scott, songwriters (Lady Antebellum)

nominees

Dean Dillon

The Breath You Take

Free

Tom Douglas

The House That Built Me

Rivers Rutherford

I'd Love To Be Your Last

Kimberly Perry

If I Die Young

52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards (2009)
 
winner
Taylor Swift

White Horse

Liz Rose & Taylor Swift, songwriters (Taylor Swift)

nominees

All I Ask For Anymore

Jamey Johnson

High Cost Of Living

Tom Douglas
,
Charles Kelley
,
Hillary Scott

I Run To You

People Are Crazy

51st Annual GRAMMY Awards (2008)
 
winner
Jennifer Nettles

Stay

Jennifer Nettles, songwriter (Sugarland)

nominees

Ashley Gorley

Dig Two Graves

Rodney Clawson

I Saw God Today

Jamey Johnson
,
James Otto

In Color

Ashley Gorley

You're Gonna Miss This

50th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2007)
 
winner
Josh Kear

Before He Cheats

Josh Kear & Chris Tompkins, songwriters (Carrie Underwood)

nominees

Dierks Bentley
,
Steve Bogard

Long Trip Alone

Bill Anderson
,
Jamey Johnson

Give It Away

David Lee

I Need You

Tim McGraw
,
Brett Warren

If You're Reading This

49th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2006)
 
winner
Brett James, Gordie Sampson

Jesus, Take The Wheel

Brett James, Hillary Lindsey & Gordie Sampson, songwriters (Carrie Underwood)

nominees

Dierks Bentley
,
Steve Bogard

Every Mile A Memory

Matraca Berg
,
GRAMMYs

I Don't Feel Like Loving You Today

Like Red On A Rose

Jeffrey Steele

What Hurts The Most

48th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2005)
 
winner
Bobby Boyd, GRAMMYs

Bless The Broken Road

Bobby Boyd, Jeff Hanna & Marcus Hummon, songwriters (Rascal Flatts)

nominees

Keb'Mo'
,
Natalie Maines

I Hope

Odie Blackmon

I May Hate Myself In The Morning

Brad Paisley

Alcohol

John Rich
,
Gretchen Wilson

All Jacked Up

47th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2004)
 
winner
Tim Nichols

Live Like You Were Dying

Tim Nichols & Craig Wiseman, songwriters (Tim McGraw)

nominees

Rodney Crowell
,
Vince Gill

It's Hard To Kiss The Lips At Night That Chew Your Ass Out All Day Long

Loretta Lynn

Miss Being Mrs.

Loretta Lynn

Portland Oregon

John Rich
,
Gretchen Wilson

Redneck Woman

46th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2003)
 
winner
Don Rollins

It's Five O'Clock Somewhere

Jim Brown & Don Rollins, songwriters (Alan Jackson & Jimmy Buffett)

nominees

Pat Green

Wave On Wave

Scotty Emerick
,
Toby Keith

Beer For My Horses

Brad Paisley

Celebrity

Shania Twain

Forever And For Always

45th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2002)
 
winner
Alan Jackson

Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning)

Alan Jackson, songwriter (Alan Jackson)

nominees

Kelley Lovelace

The Impossible

Darrell Scott

Long Time Gone

Mendocino County Line

Radney Foster
,
Pat Green

Three Days

44th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2001)
 
winner

The Lucky One

Robert Lee Castleman, songwriter (Alison Krauss & Union Station)

nominees

Bobby Tomberlin

One More Day

Jamie O'Neal

There Is No Arizona

Roxie Dean
,
Jamie O'Neal

When I Think About Angels

Gary Baker
,
Richie McDonald

I'm Already There

43rd Annual GRAMMY Awards (2000)
 
winner

I Hope You Dance

Mark D. Sanders & Tia Sillers, songwriters (Lee Ann Womack)

nominees

Stephanie Bentley
,
Holly Lamar

Breathe (Single)

Vince Gill

Feels Like Love (Track)

One Voice (Single)

Michael Dulaney

The Way You Love Me (Track)

42nd Annual GRAMMY Awards (1999)
 
winner
Shania Twain

Come On Over

Robert John "Mutt" Lange & Shania Twain, songwriters (Shania Twain)

nominees

Billy Yates

Choices (Track)

GRAMMYs

Ready To Run (Track)

Bill Anderson
,
Steve Wariner

Two Teardrops (Track)

Amazed (Track)

41st Annual GRAMMY Awards (1998)
 
winner
Shania Twain

You're Still The One

Robert John "Mutt" Lange & Shania Twain, songwriters (Shania Twain)

nominees

Steve Wariner

Holes In The Floor Of Heaven (Track)

Vince Gill

If You Ever Have Forever In Mind (Single)

Beth Nielsen Chapman

This Kiss (Single)

Bob Dylan

To Make You Feel My Love (Track)

40th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1997)
 
winner
Bob Carlisle, Randy Thomas

Butterfly Kisses

Bob Carlisle & Randy Thomas, songwriters (Bob Carlisle, Jeff Carson & Raybon Bros.)

nominees

Did I Shave My Legs For This? (Single)

Garth Brooks

In Another's Eyes (Single)

It's Your Love (Track)

Dean Dillon

All The Good Ones Are Gone (Single)

39th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1996)
 
winner

Blue

Bill Mack, songwriter (LeAnn Rimes)

nominees

Kim Richey

Believe Me Baby (I Lied) (Track)

Vince Gill

High Lonesome Sound (Track)

Junior Brown

My Wife Thinks You're Dead (Track)

Matraca Berg

Strawberry Wine (Track)

38th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1995)
 
winner
Vince Gill

Go Rest High On That Mountain

Vince Gill, songwriter (Vince Gill)

nominees

Shania Twain

Any Man Of Mine (Single)

Gone Country (Single)

Steve Diamond
,
Jennifer Kimball

I Can Love You Like That (Track)

Gretchen Peters

You Don't Even Know Who I Am (Single)

37th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1994)
 
winner
Gary Baker

I Swear

Gary Baker & Frank J. Myers, songwriters (John Michael Montgomery)

nominees

Karen Taylor Good

How Can I Help You Say Goodbye (Single)

Gretchen Peters

Independence Day (Single)

Shut Up And Kiss Me (Single)

Vince Gill

When Love Finds You (Single)

36th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1993)
 
winner
Lucinda Williams

Passionate Kisses

Lucinda Williams, songwriter (Mary Chapin Carpenter)

nominees

James House

Ain't That Lonely Yet (Single)

Alan Jackson

Chattahoochee (Single)

Does He Love You (Single)

Mary Chapin Carpenter

The Hard Way (Single)

35th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1992)
 
winner
Vince Gill

I Still Believe In You

Vince Gill & John Jarvis, songwriters (Vince Gill)

nominees

Richard Leigh

The Greatest Man I Never Knew (Single)

Achy Breaky Heart (Single)

Mary Chapin Carpenter

I Feel Lucky (Single)

Dave Loggins

She Is His Only Need (Single)

34th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1991)
 
winner
Naomi Judd, Paul Overstreet

Love Can Build A Bridge

John Jarvis, Naomi Judd & Paul Overstreet, songwriters (The Judds)

nominees

Alan Jackson
,
Keith Stegall

Don't Rock The Jukebox (Single)

Mary Chapin Carpenter

Down At The Twist And Shout (Single)

Dolly Parton

Eagle When She Flies (Single)

Travis Tritt

Here's A Quarter (Call Someone Who Cares) (Single)

33rd Annual GRAMMY Awards (1990)
 
winner
Don Henry, Jon Vezner

Where've You Been

Don Henry & Jon Vezner, songwriters (Kathy Mattea)

nominees

Rory Bourke
,
K.T. Oslin

Come Next Monday (Single)

Friends In Low Places (Single)

Tony Arata

The Dance (Single)

Vince Gill

When I Call Your Name

32nd Annual GRAMMY Awards (1989)
 
winner
Rodney Crowell

After All This Time

Rodney Crowell, songwriter (Rodney Crowell)

nominees

Clint Black
,
Hayden Nicholas

A Better Man (Single)

k.d. lang

Luck In My Eyes (Single)

John Hiatt

She Don't Love Nobody (Single)

There's A Tear In My Beer (Single)

31st Annual GRAMMY Awards (1988)
 
winner
K.T. Oslin

Hold Me

K.T. Oslin, songwriter (K.T. Oslin)

nominees

Streets Of Bakersfield (Single)

Vern Gosdin

Chiseled In Stone

Rodney Crowell

I Couldn't Leave You If I Tried (Single)

Lyle Lovett

She's No Lady (Single)

30th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1987)
 
winner
Paul Overstreet

Forever And Ever, Amen

Paul Overstreet & Don Schlitz, songwriters (Randy Travis)

nominees

K.T. Oslin

80's Ladies

All My Ex's Live In Texas (Single)

Mary Ann Kennedy
,
Pam Rose

I'll Still Be Loving You (Single)

Linda Thompson

Tellin' Me Lies (Single)

29th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1986)
 
winner
Jamie O'Hara

Grandpa (Tell Me 'Bout The Good Old Days)

Jamie O'Hara, songwriter (The Judds)

nominees

Holly Dunn

Daddy's Hands (Single)

Steve Earle

Guitar Town (Single)

Dwight Yoakam

Guitars, Cadillacs (Single)

Whoever's In New England (Single)

28th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1985)
 
winner

Highwayman

Jimmy L. Webb, songwriter (Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash & Kris Kristofferson)

nominees

Dave Loggins
,
Lisa Silver

Forty Hour Week (For A Livin') (Single)

Rosanne Cash
,
Rodney Crowell

I Don't Know Why You Don't Want Me (Single)

Mike Reid

Lost In The Fifties Tonight (In The Still Of The Night) (Single)

Love Is Alive (Single)

Baby's Got Her Blue Jeans On (Single)

Guy Clark

Desperados Waiting For A Train (Single)

27th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1984)
 
winner
Steve Goodman

City Of New Orleans

Steve Goodman, songwriter (Willie Nelson)

nominees

All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight (Single)

Faithless Love

Lee Greenwood

God Bless The U.S.A. (Single)

Mama He's Crazy (Single)

26th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1983)
 
winner
Mike Reid

Stranger In My House

Mike Reid, songwriter (Ronnie Milsap)

nominees

Deborah Allen
,
Rory Bourke

Baby I Lied (Single)

Austin Roberts

I.O.U. (Single)

Randy Owen

Lady Down On Love (Single)

Rory Bourke

A Little Good News (Single)

25th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1982)
 
winner
Mark James

Always On My Mind

Wayne Carson, Johnny Christopher & Mark James, songwriters (Willie Nelson)

nominees

I'm Gonna Hire A Wino To Decorate Our Home (Single)

Nobody (Single)

Mary Ann Kennedy
,
Pam Rose

Ring On Her Finger, Time On Her Hands (Single)

She Got The Goldmine (I Got The Shaft) (Single)

24th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1981)
 
winner
Dolly Parton

9 To 5

Dolly Parton, songwriter (Dolly Parton)

nominees

Elvira (Single)

I Was Country When Country Wasn't Cool

Somebody's Knockin' (Single)

Larry Collins

You're The Reason God Made Oklahoma

23rd Annual GRAMMY Awards (1980)
 
winner
Willie Nelson

On The Road Again

Willie Nelson, songwriter (Willie Nelson)

nominees

Eddie Rabbitt

Drivin' My Life Away

Curly Putman

He Stopped Loving Her Today

I Believe In You (Single)

Lookin' For Love

22nd Annual GRAMMY Awards (1979)
 
winner

You Decorated My Life

Debbie Hupp & Bob Morrison, songwriters (Kenny Rogers)

nominees

All The Gold In California (Single)

Blue Kentucky Girl

Steve Dorff

Every Which Way But Loose (Track)

21st Annual GRAMMY Awards (1978)
 
winner

The Gambler

Don Schlitz, songwriter (Kenny Rogers)

nominees

Every Time Two Fools Collide

Let's Take The Long Way Around The World (Single)

Ed Bruce

Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys

Take This Job And Shove It

20th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1977)
 
winner
Richard Leigh

Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue

Richard Leigh, songwriter (Crystal Gayle)

nominees

Glenn Frey
,
Don Henley

Desperado (Single)

It Was Almost Like A Song (Single)

Lucille

Chips Moman

Luckenbach, Texas (Single)

19th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1976)
 
winner

Broken Lady

Larry Gatlin, songwriter (Larry Gatlin)

nominees

Hank Williams, You Wrote My Life

Dickey Lee

The Door Is Always Open (Single)

Dropkick Me, Jesus

Charlie Rich

Every Time You Touch Me (I Get High) (Single)

18th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1975)
 
winner
Chips Moman

(Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song

Larry Butler & Chips Moman, songwriters (B.J. Thomas)

nominees

Before The Next Teardrop Falls

Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain

Jessi Colter

I'm Not Lisa

Thank God I'm A Country Boy

17th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1974)
 
winner

A Very Special Love Song

Billy Sherrill & Norris Wilson, songwriters (Charlie Rich)

nominees

I'm A Ramblin' Man

Merle Haggard

If We Make It Through December (Single)

Paper Roses

Anita Pointer
,
Bonnie Pointer

Fairytale (Single)

16th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1973)
 
winner

Behind Closed Doors

Kenny O'Dell, songwriter (Charlie Rich)

nominees

(Old Dogs...Children And) Watermelon Wine (Single)

Billy Davis
,
Dottie West

Country Sunshine

Rory Bourke

The Most Beautiful Girl (Single)

Kris Kristofferson

Why Me (Single)

15th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1972)
 
winner

Kiss An Angel Good Mornin'

Ben Peters, songwriter (Charley Pride)

nominees

Donna Fargo

Happiest Girl In The Whole USA (Single)

Gary S. Paxton

Woman (Sensuous Woman)

Alex Harvey

Delta Dawn (Single)

Donna Fargo

Funny Face (Single)

14th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1971)
 
winner
Kris Kristofferson

Help Me Make It Through The Night

Kris Kristofferson, songwriter (Sammi Smith)

nominees

Freddie Hart

Easy Loving (Single)

Kris Kristofferson

For The Good Times (Single)

Kris Kristofferson

Me And Bobby Mc Gee (Single)

Joe South

Rose Garden

13th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1970)
 
winner
Marty Robbins

My Woman, My Woman, My Wife

Marty Robbins, songwriter (Marty Robbins)

nominees

Is Anybody Goin' To San Antone

Merle Haggard

The Fightin' Side Of Me (Album)

Wonder Could I Live There Anymore

Conway Twitty

Hello Darlin' (Single)

12th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1969)
 
winner

A Boy Named Sue

Shel Silverstein, songwriter (Johnny Cash)

nominees

All I Have To Offer You Is Me (Single)

Tammy Wynette

Stand By Your Man (Single)

The Things That Matter

Marty Robbins

You Gave Me A Mountain

11th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1968)
 
winner

Little Green Apples

Bobby Russell, songwriter (Roger Miller AND ALSO O.C. Smith)

nominees

Curly Putman

D-I-V-O-R-C-E

Harper Valley P.T.A. (Single)

Honey (Single)

Skip A Rope

10th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1967)
 
winner

Gentle On My Mind

John Hartford, songwriter (John Hartford)

nominees

Break My Mind (Single)

Bill Anderson

Cold Hard Facts Of Life

Does My Ring Hurt Your Finger

It's Such A Pretty World Today

9th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1966)
 
winner

Almost Persuaded

Billy Sherrill & Glenn Sutton, songwriters (David Houston)

nominees

Don't Touch Me

Roger Miller

Husbands And Wives (Single)

Tompall Glaser

Streets Of Baltimore

There Goes My Everything (Single)

8th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1965)
 
winner
Roger Miller

King Of The Road

Roger Miller, songwriter (Roger Miller)

nominees

Crystal Chandelier (Single)

Flowers On The Wall (Single)

May The Bird Of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose

What's He Doing In My World

7th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1964)
 
winner
Roger Miller

Dang Me

Roger Miller, songwriter (Roger Miller)

nominees

Dottie West

Here Comes My Baby (Single)

Bill Anderson

Once A Day

Wine, Women And Song (Single)

Sonny James

You're The Only World I Know