Grammy Awards

Val Hoeppner

Tanya Tucker, the rowdy outlaw country star of the 1970s and 80s, capped off a remarkable comeback year on Sunday winning her first-ever Grammy Awards almost 50 years after releasing her debut single. The Nashville-based legend took home two trophies: Best Country Album for 2019’s While I’m Livin’, and she shared Best Country Song for “Bring My Flowers Now.” 

Alysse Gafkjen

Yola, the English country/soul powerhouse singer and songwriter who was widely noticed via the Americana Music Associations in the United Kingdom and the US, has been nominated for four Grammy Awards, including the industry-wide Best New Artist category.

We’ve now been to the movie and we know how it ends. Two powerful women of country music, snubbed in recent years by the radio format their heroines helped build into America’s largest, showed the music industry – on that imperfect but necessary stage that is the Grammy Awards - that they are the voices and songwriters of now.  

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The 60th Grammy Awards leaned on Nashville for solemnity and substance on Sunday night, with prominent Music City country and roots artists anchoring the night’s in memoriam moments.