Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban
Apple Music: Watch Classic GRAMMY Country Performances
The heartbeat of country music at the GRAMMYs can be traced back to the beginning when the inaugural Best Country & Western Performance category was awarded to the Kingston Trio for "Tom Dooley" at the 1st GRAMMY Awards.
In the years to follow, legends such as Glen Campbell, Johnny Cash, Loretta Lynn, and Hank Williams Sr., among others, would earn the coveted GRAMMY. Meanwhile, Music's Biggest Night would go on to host some of the most electrifying country performances in live television history, a journey you can now trace as part of the Recording Academy and Apple Music's exclusive commemorative video collection in celebration of the GRAMMY Awards' 60th anniversary.
Charlie Daniels Band turn in a fiery performance of "The Devil Went Down To Georgia" at the 22nd GRAMMY Awards. Mary Chapin Carpenter two-steps with BeauSoleil on "Down At The Twist & Shout" at the 34th GRAMMYs. Tim McGraw goes deep with "Live Like You Were Dying" at the 47th GRAMMYs. And Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood stand toe-to-toe for "The Fighter" at the 59th GRAMMYs.
There's also a trio of performances from arguably the most successful female trio in country music history: the Dixie Chicks. See Natalie Maines, Marty Maguire and Emily Robison harmonize on "Landslide" and "Goodbye Earl" at the 42nd telecast and then watch them thumb their collective noses at the establishment during "Not Ready To Make Nice" at the 49th GRAMMYs.
Finally, the country collection features Shania Twain's stage-commanding run-through of "Man I Feel Like A Woman" at the 41st GRAMMYs; Faith Hill's sultry "Breathe" at the 43rd GRAMMYs, Miranda Lambert's moving "The House That Built Me" at the 53rd GRAMMY Awards, Underwood's cautionary tale, "Before He Cheats," at the 50th GRAMMYs, and the Civil Wars' lone GRAMMY performance, "Barton Hollow," at the 54th telecast.
All of these performances and more are available now, only on Apple Music. Watch now at Applemusic.com/GRAMMYs.
The 60th GRAMMY Awards will take place at New York City's Madison Square Garden on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018. The telecast will be broadcast live on CBS at 7:30–11 p.m. ET/4:30–8 p.m. PT.