Country music was well-represented at the 2019 Grammy Awards. Kacey Musgraves took home the Album of the Year trophy for Golden Hour, winning over the seven other nominees in the all-genre category. Musgraves also won Best Country Album (for Golden Hour), Best Country Solo Performance (for "Butterflies") and Best Country Song (for "Space Cowboy").
"It was unbelievable to be even in a category with such gigantic albums, just really brilliant works of art," Musgraves said in her acceptance speech. "Life is pretty tumultuous for a lot of us right now -- it can feel that way. And I feel like because of that art is really thriving and it's been really beautiful to see that. Thank you for championing mine. I would have nothing without songs. To me it's just all about the songs."
The singer also took the stage during the ceremony to perform her uplifting new single "Rainbow."
Americana singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile also had a big night, taking home the award for Best Americana Album (for By the Way, I Forgive You), Best American Roots Performance (for "The Joke") and Best American Roots Song (for "The Joke"). Carlile was also nominated in the all-genre Album of the Year category.
The 2019 Grammy Awards also included a star-studded tribute to Dolly Parton. Musgraves, Maren Morris, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus and Little Big Town all took the stage to perform with the country legend.
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