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These 12 Country Acts Have Never Won a Grammy Award

A few names might surprise you.

The Grammy Awards have been kind to multiple country artists over time, as seen in the trophy cases of Dolly Parton, Taylor Swift, Kacey Musgraves, The Chicks, Dan + Shay, Vince Gill, Alison Krauss and numerous others. Likewise, there's a long list of superstars who've never taken home a golden gramophone for one of the country categories, much less etched their name in music industry history by winning one of the all-genre Big Four awards (Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best New Artist).

Our roundup sticks with country and country-adjacent artists. Diana Ross, Snoop Dogg. Katy Perry, Patti Smith and Nas are among the transcendent pop culture figures without a single Grammy to their name. More contemporary names to go 0-fer include Miley Cyrus, Post Malone and Nicki Minaj. We also skip artists who hadn't been nominated prior to now— namely Lainey Wilson and Jelly Roll.

Read on for a list of 12 country artists who, as of January 2024, have yet to win a Grammy award. Acts range from some of the top stars of the '90s and early aughts to some of today's most-respected songwriters and radio hitmakers.

Editor's Note: This story previously ran on Jan. 14, 2022. It was updated on Jan. 29, 2024. 

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