Grammy Awards 2022: Chris Stapleton Wins Best Country Song, Best Country Solo Performance

by Suzanne Halliburton
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Chris Stapleton is the big country winner for tonight’s Grammy Awards, taking home the awards for best song and top solo performance.

The Grammys announced several music awards Sunday afternoon during a live stream before tonight’s musical extravaganza. Stapleton will stick around since he’s nominated for best country album. And. he’s set to perform.

The pandemic delayed the Grammys for two months. It’s usually slated for January for a Los Angeles venue. But this year it’s early April, with the ceremony at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena.

His “You Should Probably Leave” earned best solo performance. The other nominees were Luke Combs, “Forever After All”; Mickey Guyton, “Remember Her Name”; Jason Isbell, “All I Do is Drive” and Kacey Musgraves, “Camera Roll.”

Meanwhile, Stapleton, along with Dave Cobb, J.T. Cure and Derek Mixon, won for “Cold,” a bluesy song that definitely doesn’t give off a country vibe.

When Stapleton accepted the award, he thanked his wife, Morgane, for asking him to sing the song one more time.

“We tried this song several times and it never made a record,” Stapleton said. “And it made a record this time, and here we are.”

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Check out the other nominees:

  • “Better Than We Found It” – Jessie Jo Dillon, Maren Morris, Jimmy Robbins and Laura Veltz, songwriters (Maren Morris)
  • “Camera Roll” – Ian Fitchuk, Kacey Musgraves and Daniel Tashian, songwriters (Kacey Musgraves)
  • “Country Again” – Zach Crowell, Ashley Gorley and Thomas Rhett
  • “Fancy Like” – Cameron Bartolini, Walker Hayes, Josh Jenkins and Shane Stevens
  • “Remember Her Name” – Mickey Guyton, Blake Hubbard, Jarrod Ingram and Parker Welling

T.J. Osborne Gave Emotional Thank You After Grammy Award

Brothers Osborne won the Grammy for Best Country Duo/Country Performance for “Younger Me.” And T.J. Osborne accepted the award, which was written after he revealed to the group’s fans that he was gay.

“I never thought that I would be able to do music professionally because of my sexuality,” he said. “And I certainly never thought I would be here on the stage accepting a Grammy after having done something I felt like was going to be life changing and potentially in a very negative way.

“And here I am tonight, not only accepting this Grammy Award with my brother, which I love so much, but I’m here with a man that I love and he loves me back.

“I don’t know what I did be so lucky.”

The other nominees:

  • “If I Didn’t Love You” Jason Aldean & Carrie Underwood
  • “Glad You Exist” Dan + Shay
  • “Chasing After You” Ryan Hurd & Maren Morris
  • “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)” Elle King & Miranda Lambert.

And, if you’re a fan of gospel and Carrie Underwood, we have some good news. Her “My Savior” won the Grammy for Best Roots Gospel Album. Underwood, who will perform tonight, was up against Harry Connick, Jr’s “Alone With My Faith”; Gaither Vocal Band’s “That’s Gospel, Brother”; Ernie Haase & Signature Sound’s “Keeping On” and The Isaacs’ “Songs for the Times.”

Best country album is included in the main show Sunday night on CBS. The nominees:

  • “Skeletons,” Brothers Osborne
  • “Remember Her Name,” Mickey Guyton
  • “The Marfa Tapes,” Miranda Lambert, Jon Randall & Jack Ingram
  • “The Ballad Of Dood & Juanita, ” Sturgill Simpson
  • “Starting Over,” Chris Stapleton