64th Grammy Awards: Seven Country Music Moments You Missed

Country hitmakers made a grand appearance at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards – Check it out!

Country music’s best and brightest may not have captured any of the night’s top trophies at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, but they were in the spotlight for many of the night’s most memorable moments.

“The Daily Show” host and comedian Trevor Noah returned to emcee the star-studded affair following his successful run at the 2021 Grammys.

“Music’s Biggest Night” was previously scheduled to take place on January 31 in Los Angeles. However, due to the rapid spread of the COVID-19 Omicron variant, the Recording Academy postponed the prestigious ceremony.

The pitch-perfect evening was worth the wait, as musicians brought their A-game with fearless fashion statements, served groundbreaking performances and delivered emotional acceptance speeches.

Ahead of the legendary affair, country star and best new artist nominee Jimmie Allen performed during the “premiere ceremony” at the MGM Grand Conference Marquee Ballroom alongside Americana singer Allison Russell. A handful of country music stars took center stage throughout the night, such as Chris Stapleton, Carrie Underwood, Brandi Carlile, and Brothers Osborne. Australian hitmaker Keith Urban and powerhouse vocalist Kelsea Ballerini made a grand appearance as presenters as well.

Chris Stapleton and Mickey Guyton rolled into the affair with the most (3) nominations under their belt in country categories. Kacey Musgraves, Brothers Osborne, Miranda Lambert, and Sturgill Simpson were trailing close behind, with two nominations each. While icons Dolly Parton and Willie Nelson scored placement within the Best Traditional Pop Vocal category, Carrie Underwood snagged a nomination for Best Roots Gospel Album with her critically acclaimed collection, “My Savior.” Underwood also nabbed a nomination for “If I Didn’t Love You.” In the meantime, trailblazer Brandi Carlile casually stepped under the spotlight as the first female to be nominated for two tracks in the Song of the Year category in the same year.

Before the show aired on CBS, Chris Stapleton won Best Country Solo Performance with “You Should Probably Leave.” Shortly after taking home the win, he grabbed another Grammy Award for single “Cold” under the Country Song category and Country Album of the Year for “Starting Over” – making him an 8x Grammy Award-winner. While dressed to the nines, Brothers Osborne won their first-ever Grammy with “Younger Me” in the Best Country Duo/ Group Performance category.

Although several performers from various genres were honored at the 2022 Grammy Awards, fan-favorite musicians within country music scene shined through and brought the party to new heights with their honky tonk flair.

If you missed the 64th Annual Grammy Awards, don’t sweat it! CMT carefully collected the hottest country moments from the electric evening.

1. Brandi Carlile wowed with her acrobatic vocals

Singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile stepped onto the red carpet wearing an eye-catching customized BOSS suit set. The ensemble that weighed a whopping 40 lbs. was designed with rainbow-colored gemstones and hand-cut crystals.

“I’m finally morphing into Elton John,” Carlile mentioned to Laverne Cox on E!’s Live from the Red Carpet. “Which is my dream since day one,” she laughed.

The hitmaker walked into “Music’s Biggest Night,” interlocked with wife Catherine Shepherd and with five nominations. The multi-platinum artist broke a record as a female in the Song of the Year category, as she was nominated for “A Beautiful Noise” with Alicia Keys and “Right on Time.”

Living legends Joni Mitchell and Bonnie Raitt introduced Carlile to the stage to perform her 2021 ballad, “Right on Time.” Without any bells or whistles – Carlile played the grand piano while backing her wide vocal range. The country-rock star also strummed the electric guitar, showcasing that she’s a multi-fascinated instrumentalist. The performance received a standing ovation and thunderous applause.

2. Brothers Osborne Wins First-Ever Grammy Award

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