59th Annual GRAMMY Awards: Country Category Winner Predictions

There is no doubt that the Grammy Awards are music’s biggest night. We will see stars from all genres come together to celebrate their craft.

February 12th is a night where Country meets R&B, where Electronic collides with Instrumental, and so many more. Many of our favorite Country artists are up for awards along side Pop and Rock sensations. We have put together a list of our 2017 Grammy Award Predictions for the star studded award show.

Marren Morris leads the country genre with four nominations, and we have some high faith in those odds. Fellow Country new-comer, Kelsea Ballerini, joins Morris in the Best New Artist category, while we see other artists such as, Miranda Lambert, Thomas Rhett, Tim McGraw, and many more score nominations as well.

Hosted by James Corden, The 59th Annual Grammy Awards are set to air live from the Staples Center on Sunday, February 12th @ 8PM ET/5PM PT on CBS.

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Album of the Year: 25 — Adele; Lemonade — Beyoncé; Purpose — Justin Bieber; Views — Drake
A Sailor’s Guide To Earth — Sturgill Simpson

Our Pick: Beyoncé’s Lemonade is our pick to take the Album of the Year award home. The only other contender would be Adele with 25however we pretty much believe that the queen will take this one home no question.

Best New Artist: Kelsea Ballerini; The Chainsmokers; Chance The Rapper; Maren Morris; Anderson .Paak

Our Pick: Maren Morris is the artist that we believe will be taking home the Grammy in the Best New Artist category. Sure The Chainsmokers swept the radio this year and Chance The Rapper created a career unlike any others, however Morris reinvented country music and created a new path for female artists everywhere.

Best Country Album: Big Day In A Small Town — Brandy Clark; Full Circle — Loretta Lynn; Hero — Maren Morris; A Sailor’s Guide To Earth — Sturgill Simpson; Ripcord — Keith Urban

Our Pick: Maren Morris is our pick to take home Best Country Album as well as Best New Artist. A close runner up would be either Sturgill Simpson or Brandy Clark, but we believe that Morris out shined both artists with this being her first major country album of her career.

Best Country Song: “Blue Ain’t Your Color” — Clint Lagerberg, Hillary Lindsey & Steven Lee Olsen, songwriters (Keith Urban); “Die A Happy Man” — Sean Douglas, Thomas Rhett & Joe Spargur, songwriters (Thomas Rhett); “Humble and Kind” — Lori McKenna, songwriter (Tim McGraw); “My Church” — busbee & Maren Morris, songwriters (Maren Morris); “Vice” — Miranda Lambert, Shane McAnally & Josh Osborne, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)

Our Pick: Tim McGraw and Lori McKenna with their song “Humble and Kind.” There were many great Country songs this past year, but we believe that “Humble and Kind” will take home the award. McGraw and McKenna‘s song is both catchy and inspiring which leads us to singing praises when it comes on the radio.

Best Country Solo Performance: “Love Can Go To Hell” — Brandy Clark; “Vice” — Miranda Lambert; “My Church” — Maren Morris; “Church Bells” — Carrie Underwood; “Blue Ain’t Your Color” — Keith Urban

Our Pick: This category was a difficult one for us to predict. All of the performances were electric and showed an immense of talent, but Miranda Lambert’s “Vice” showed us an emotional and vulnerable performance which leads us to believe the award is hers.

Best Country Duo/Group Performance: “Different for Girls” — Dierks Bentley Featuring Elle King; “21 Summer” — Brothers Osborne; “Setting The World On Fire” — Kenny Chesney & P!nk; “Jolene” — Pentatonix Featuring Dolly Parton; “Think Of You” — Chris Young With Cassadee Pope

Our Pick:  The Brothers Osborne with “21 Summer” is our pick to take home the Grammy in the Best Country Duo/Performance section. With their CMA award for Duo of the Year we believe that they are set to take home the grammy in this category.

Written by Kirby Smith

Kirby is one of the contributors for Celeb Secrets as well as Celeb Secrets Country. A graduate of the University of Georgia Music Business Program, she currently works full time at a music publishing company in Nashville, TN. When she is not working or writing she loves doing anything active, exploring new music, and spending time with friends and family.