Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance

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Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance
Awarded for quality of male vocal performance in country music.
Country United States
Presented by National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
First awarded 1965
Last awarded 2011

The Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance was awarded between 1965 and 2011. The award has had several minor name changes:

  • From 1965 to 1967 the award was known as Best Country & Western Vocal Performance - Male
  • In 1968 it was awarded as Best Country & Western Solo Vocal Performance, Male
  • From 1969 to 1994 it was awarded as Best Country Vocal Performance, Male
  • From 1995 to 2011 it was awarded as Best Male Country Vocal Performance

The award was discontinued after the 2011 awards season in a major overhaul of Grammy categories. From 2012, all solo performances (male, female and instrumental) in the country category will be shifted to the newly formed Best Country Solo Performance category.

Years reflect the year in which the Grammy Awards were presented, for works released in the previous year.

Category facts

  • Most Wins in Category
Rank 1st 2nd 3rd
Artist Vince Gill Ronnie Milsap Johnny Cash and Keith Urban[1]
Total Wins 9 wins 5 wins 4 wins[1]



Year Winner Nominations
1977 "(I'm A) Stand by My Woman Man" – Ronnie Milsap
1978 "Lucille" – Kenny Rogers
1979 "Georgia on My Mind" – Willie Nelson


Year Winner Nominations
1980 "The Gambler" – Kenny Rogers
1981 "He Stopped Loving Her Today" – George Jones
1982 "(There's) No Gettin' Over Me" – Ronnie Milsap
1983 "Always on My Mind" – Willie Nelson
*1984 "I.O.U." – Lee Greenwood
1985 "That's the Way Love Goes" – Merle Haggard
1986 "Lost in the Fifties Tonight (In the Still of the Night)" – Ronnie Milsap
1987 Lost in the Fifties TonightRonnie Milsap
1988 Always & ForeverRandy Travis
1989 "Old 8x10" – Randy Travis


Year Winner Nominations
1990 Lyle Lovett and His Large BandLyle Lovett
1991 "When I Call Your Name" – Vince Gill
1992 Ropin' the WindGarth Brooks
1993 "I Still Believe in You" – Vince Gill
*1994 "Ain't That Lonely Yet" – Dwight Yoakam
1995 "When Love Finds You" – Vince Gill
1996 "Go Rest High on That Mountain" – Vince Gill
1997 "Worlds Apart" – Vince Gill
1998 "Pretty Little Adriana" – Vince Gill
1999 "If You Ever Have Forever in Mind" – Vince Gill


Year Winner Nominations
2000 "Choices" – George Jones
2001 "Solitary Man" – Johnny Cash
2002 "O Death" – Ralph Stanley
2003 "Give My Love to Rose" – Johnny Cash
2004 "Next Big Thing" – Vince Gill
2005 "Live Like You Were Dying" – Tim McGraw
2006 "You'll Think of Me" – Keith Urban[1]
2007 "The Reason Why" – Vince Gill
2008 "Stupid Boy" – Keith Urban[1]
2009 "Letter to Me" – Brad Paisley


Year Winner Nominations
2010 "Sweet Thing" – Keith Urban[1]
2011 "'Til Summer Comes Around" – Keith Urban[2][1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f Kristobak, Ryan (2014-01-26). "Keith Urban Grammys Performance: Country Star Sings 'Cop Car' With Gary Clark Jr". Retrieved 2014-03-20. 
  2. ^ Tucker, Ken (13 February 2011). "Lady Antebellum Tops Grammys". Country Weekly. Retrieved 14 February 2011. 
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