And The GRAMMY Went To ... Kacey Musgraves
(In the coming weeks GRAMMY.com will feature information and video highlights on winners from the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards, held Jan. 26 in Los Angeles. Each installment will offer the winning or related video, and some pertinent, and not so pertinent, information about the track and the artists.)
Song: "Merry Go 'Round" [iTunes]
Artist: Kacey Musgraves
Won for: Best Country Song
Previous wins: Musgraves' two GRAMMY wins this year marked the first wins of her career.
Did you know?: Musgraves won two of the four GRAMMYs she was nominated for at the 56th GRAMMY Awards, including Best Country Song for "Merry Go 'Round," which she co-wrote with Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne. The track is featured on her 2013 album, Same Trailer Different Park, which peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 and garnered a GRAMMY for Best Country Album. Musgraves also garnered a nomination for Best New Artist and a second nod in the Best Country Song category for co-writing Miranda Lambert's "Mama's Broken Heart" with Brandy Clark and McAnally. Musgraves performed "Follow Your Arrow," from Same Trailer Different Park, on the 56th GRAMMY telecast on Jan. 26. Following her telecast performance, Same Trailer … returned to No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart and saw a 177 percent increase in sales.