Grammy Awards 2021: Vince Gill Wins Best Country Solo Performance

by Jacklyn Krol

Vince Gill took home the 2021 Grammy for Best Country Solo Performance.

Vince Gill Takes Home the Grammy

“When My Amy Prays” took home the honor. Gill has an impressive 47 nominations and 21 wins. His first nod and win was in 1990 in the Best Male Country Vocal Performance category for “When I Call Your Name.”

On Sunday (March 14), Gill was announced as the winner during the Grammy Premiere Ceremony. Although artists were given a virtual 30-second acceptance speech, Gill was not present.

Gill secretly wrote the song back in 2017 for his wife, Amy Grant. The song acted as a gift for her birthday since he didn’t have a good gift.

“I had to be pretty truthful, and I had to be somewhat vulnerable for myself,” he told Country Thang Daily. “We both grew up in completely different lights. She grew up in a church house, [going] two to three times a week, and I grew up in beer joints, and we had completely different family experiences. She had this great church life, and I had no church life.”

The Nominees

Eric Church was nominated for “Stick That In Your Country Song.” Church has been nominated for ten Grammys over the years and has not won. His first acknowledgment was in 2011 when Chief was up for Best Country Album.

Brandy Clark is honored with “Who You Thought I Was.” This year she is also up for Best Country Album for Your Life Is A Record.

Mickey Guyton is a first-time nominee. Her single “Black Like Me” is nominated. This also marked her first time performing on the awards show.

Finally, Miranda Lambert is nominated for “Bluebird” in this category and for Best Country Song. Furthermore, her latest record, Wildcard was also nominated for Best Country Album.

The 2021 Grammy Awards airs live from Los Angeles on Sunday, March 14. Trevor Noah will host the show that will take place at The Staples Center. Fans can watch the show at 8 p.m. ET on CBS or Paramount+.