Country’s Grammy Winners: Miranda Lambert Claims Country Album

Carrie Underwood, The Band Perry Among Other Country Winners

Updated: Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015 — 10:10 p.m. ET

Miranda Lambert’s Platinum was named best country album during the 57th annual Grammy Awards ceremony.

“I love every album in this category,” Lambert said while accepting the trophy Sunday night (Feb. 8) at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

“I’m so thankful for this,” she added. “I poured my heart and soul into this record. Frank Liddell, Chuck Ainlay and Glenn Worf are amazing producers. All the musicians that played on this and all the writers and all the people that make it happen and get it to the people — get it to the fans — thank you so much for this amazing night. I love you all.”

Lambert previously won a Grammy for best female country performance for “The House That Built Me.” The Texas native performed “Little Red Wagon,” the latest single from Platinum, at Sunday’s awards show.

Carrie Underwood, The Band Perry and Glen Campbell were among the first round of Grammy winners revealed prior to the telecast on Sunday night (Feb. 8) in Los Angeles. Here are the winners in country music-related categories.

Underwood won the Grammy for best country solo performance for “Something in the Water.”

The Band Perry won the Grammy for best country duo/group performance for “Gentle on My Mind.”

Glen Campbell and Julian Raymond shared the win for best country song for “I’m Not Gonna Miss You.”

This is Underwood’s seventh Grammy. Almost immediately after the announcement, a delighted Underwood — who is expecting her first child this spring — sent a message on Twitter that she was watching the show online.

The Band Perry also chimed in after hearing the good news.

This is the actually the second year “Gentle on My Mind” has won a Grammy. Campbell’s version won the best country & western recording and best country & western solo vocal performance, male, trophies in 1967. In addition, the songwriter John Hartford’s rendition won the best folk performance Grammy. He also picked up the best country & western song statuette that year.

In related categories, winners include:

Best American roots performance: Rosanne Cash, “A Feather’s Not a Bird”

Best American roots song: Rosanne Cash, “A Feather’s Not a Bird”

Best Americana album: Rosanne Cash, The River & the Thread

The sweep marked Cash’s first Grammy statuettes since winning the 1985 best country vocal performance, female award for “I Don’t Know Why You Don’t Want Me.”

In addition, Old Crow Medicine Show celebrated their second Grammy win. They performed on the pre-telecast moments before winning best folk album for Remedy.

Best folk album: Old Crow Medicine Show, Remedy.

Best bluegrass album: The Earls of Leicester, The Earls of Leicester

Best roots gospel album: Mike Farris, Shine for All the People

Best historical album: The Garden Spot Programs, Colin Escott & Cheryl Pawelski, compilation producers; Michael Graves, mastering engineer. (Artist: Hank Williams)

Best contemporary instrumental album: Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer, Bass & Mandolin

Best regional roots music album: Jo-El Sonnier, The Legacy

Hunter Hayes, who hosted the pre-telecast ceremony, congratulated Sonnier on the victory.

Craig Shelburne has been writing for since 2002. He is also a producer for CMT Edge, Concrete Country and Live @ CMT.