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61st Annual Grammy Awards: Celeb Secrets Country’s Winner Predictions

This year’s Grammy Awards are finally here!

It’s time for the 61st Annual Grammy Awards! Celeb Secrets Country, along with all of America, is excited to see who will take home the big W tonight!

Chris Stapleton, Kacey Musgraves, and Dan + Shay’s “Tequila” all tie for the lead, each with two nominations. Others include Maren Morris, Keith Urban, Florida Georgia Line, and Kelsea Ballerini who are also in the running for an award.

With such hot competition we can’t help but join in on the fun and guess who it’ll be! Make sure to tune in LIVE from Los Angeles’ Staples Center TONIGHT at 8pm ET on CBS to see who wins.

Best Country Solo Performance
For new vocal or instrumental solo country recordings.

  • “Wouldn’t It Be Great?”
    Loretta Lynn
  • “Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters”
    Maren Morris
  • “Butterflies”
    Kacey Musgraves
  • “Millionaire”
    Chris Stapleton
  • “Parallel Line”
    Keith Urban

WHO WE THINK WILL WIN: It’s almost impossible not to love Keith Urban and every song he’s ever put out. He always wins the awards he’s nominated for (and rightly so). Urban is a usual favorite plain and simple and Parallel Line is no exception. 

Best Country Duo/Group Performance
For new vocal or instrumental duo/group or collaborative country recordings.

  • “Shoot Me Straight”
    Brothers Osborne
  • “Tequila”
    Dan + Shay
  • “When Someone Stops Loving You”
    Little Big Town
  • “Dear Hate”
    Maren Morris Featuring Vince Gill
  • “Meant to Be”
    Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line

WHO WE THINK WILL WIN: This performance will always be the predicted winner for every category and award show it has a nomination in. Why? As we said previously, hate it or love it for being a cross-genre tune, you can’t deny this song is wildly popular. It even holds the record for the longest running song at the top of Billboard’s Hot Country Songs Chart, sitting at No. 1 for 35 weeks straight. A performance like that definitely deserves a Grammy.

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Best Country Song
A Songwriter(s) Award. A song is eligible if it was first released or if it first achieved prominence during the Eligibility Year. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.

  • “Break Up In the End”
    Jessie Jo Dillon, Chase McGill & Jon Nite, songwriters (Cole Swindell)
  • “Dear Hate”
    Tom Douglas, David Hodges & Maren Morris, songwriters (Maren Morris Featuring Vince Gill)
  • “I Lived It”
    Rhett Akins, Ross Copperman, Ashley Gorley & Ben Hayslip, songwriters (Blake Shelton)
  • “Space Cowboy”
    Luke Laird, Shane McAnally & Kacey Musgraves, songwriters (Kacey Musgraves)
  • “Tequila”
    Nicolle Galyon, Jordan Reynolds & Dan Smyers, songwriters (Dan + Shay)
  • “When Someone Stops Loving You”
    Hillary Lindsey, Chase McGill & Lori McKenna, songwriters (Little Big Town)

WHO WE THINK WILL WIN: “Tequila” is a uniquely beautiful song. It has a way of touching your soul and causing you to feel the emotions of every lyric. You’ll be reminiscing on days of young love and maybe shedding a tear or two for a lover of the past. Now that’s good songwriting. (On a side note, have you seen the music video for this song? I promise you will cry.)

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Best Country Album
For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new country recordings.

  • Unapologetically
    Kelsea Ballerini
  • Port Saint Joe
    Brothers Osborne
  • Girl Going Nowhere
    Ashley McBryde
  • Golden Hour
    Kacey Musgraves
  • From A Room: Volume 2
    Chris Stapleton

WHO WE THINK WILL WIN: Chris Stapleton is all around amazing. His voice, his soulfulness, his lyrics, his live performances, and of course his albums. Who better than Stapleton to be recognized for Best Country Album?

Written by Mariah Crom

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