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Country Music Grammy Winners for ‘Song of the Year’ [VIDEO]

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The 59th annual Grammy Awards are coming up on February 12th, and we’re excited for music’s biggest night!

Only three times in the history of the Grammy Awards has the ‘Song of the Year’ gone to a country music song. This is a category for every format, so we have not been well represented, to say the least.

The first time was in the second year the Grammy’s were in existence, and it just so happens that it was a Louisiana artist who won. Johnny Horton‘s ‘Battle of New Orleans’ was a monster hit in 1960, for sure! The song was also inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2001. Although there were no videos of him singing his song, you can check the lyric video out below.

 

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The next ‘Best Song’ winner was in 1983, and comes from Country Music Hall of Fame member Willie Nelson. ‘Always On My Mind’

 

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Our next Grammy Award winner for ‘Song of the Year’ comes from Lady Antebellum in 2011. ‘Need You Now’ was a huge crossover hit for this country music trio, and the Grammy win was made even sweeter by the fact that Hilary Scott’s mother, Linda Davis, was a previous Grammy winner in 1993, with Reba, on the huge hit song ‘Does He Love You’.

 

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Check out the nominees for this year, and watch the 59th annual Grammy’s live on CBS Sunday, February 12th at 7:00 pm CST.

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