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Last night's GRAMMY awards had a LOT of high points, from Taylor Swift's announcement of her new album to Stevie Wonder duetting with Tony Bennett on "For Once In My Life" - all of which you can read up on here. But from a country perspective, it was a big night as well. Just minutes into the evening, Luke Combs and Tracy Chapman delivered a flawless duet version of "Fast Car" that earned Tracy an intense standing ovation. Minutes later, Lainey Wilson scored her first GRAMMY for "Best Country Album" for her "Bell Bottom Country," after which she gave an emotional acceptance speech. Here are the nominees and country winners from the evening; see Lainey Wilson's acceptance speech below...
GRAMMY WINNERS - Country Categories
Best Country Album
“Rolling Up the Welcome Mat,” Kelsea Ballerini
“Brothers Osborne,” Brothers Osborne
“Zach Bryan,” Zach Bryan
“Rustin’ in the Rain,” Tyler Childers
“Bell Bottom Country,” Lainey Wilson (WINNER)
Best Country Duo/Group Performance
Dierks Bentley ft. Billy Strings – High Note
Brothers Osborne – Nobody’s Nobody
Zach Bryan ft. Kacey Musgraves – I Remember Everything — WINNER
Vince Gill & Paul Franklin – Kissing Your Picture (Is So Cold)
Jelly Roll with Lainey Wilson – Save Me
Carly Pearce ft. Chris Stapleton – We Don’t Fight Anymore
Best Country Song
Brandy Clark – Buried
Chris Stapleton – White Horse — WINNER
Morgan Wallen – Last Night
Tyler Childers – In Your Love
Zach Bryan ft. Kacey Musgraves – I Remember Everything
To sing from the stage at the Grand Ole Opry is a career moment for any country artist, but for the daughters of Cody Johnson, it's more like "Take Your Daughter To Work Day." When Cody played the Opry last week, he gave his two girls the opportunity to get up on stage with dad - and not just to make a cameo. After singing a couple of his own hits, he brought 8-year old Clara Mae and 5-year-old Cori out on stage to with him. The song was an old cowboy classic: "My Rifle, My Pony And Me," from the 1959 John Wayne movie "Rio Bravo." In the film, the song was sung by Dean Martin and Ricky Nelson, but the girls (and dad) crushed their updated version, earning a standing ovation from the Opry crowd. See the Johnson family sing on the Opry stage below...