The Grammy Award for Best Country Solo Performance is one of the biggest categories in the Grammy’s country music genre. The artists nominated in this category are the ones who released a solo single. Previously, the Grammy’s separated the award into three categories, Best Female and Male Vocal Performance, and Best Country Instrumental Performance. However, they wanted to lessen the number of categories. Therefore, the Best Country Solo Performance became the category that best fit for a solo male or female artist.
Last year, Chris Stapleton brought home the award on this category. He was nominated for his single “Either Way.” However, this was not his first win in this category. In 2016, Stapleton won the award for the first time for his single “Traveller.”
Here are the nominees for this year's Best Country Solo Performance. Loretta Lynn is nominated for her new single “Wouldn’t It Be Great.” Meanwhile, Maren Morris is back for the third time in this category. Chris Stapleton returns with his single “Millionaire.” The category also welcomes the newcomer Kacey Musgraves with her single “Butterflies.” And, last on the list is Keith Urban’s “Parallel Line.”
Kacey Musgraves' single “Butterflies” is the winner of this year's Best Country Solo Performance. This is Musgraves' first time to win the Best Country Solo Performance. In addition, she has also won the Grammy’s Best Country Song for her song “Space Cowboy.”
Congratulations to Kacey Musgraves for winning tonight and to all the nominees on this year's Best Country Solo Performance.