POLL: Who Should Win Best Country Song at the 2016 Grammy Awards?
Five of country music fans’ favorite tunes from the past year are nominated for Best Country Song at the 2016 Grammy Awards, a trophy that goes to a tune’s songwriters. The writers of hits such as “Need You Now,” “Blown Away,” “It’s Five ‘O Clock Somewhere” and “Come on Over” have won in previous years — but who do you think should take home the award this time around?
The last time that Lee Ann Womack won a Grammy, it was for “I Hope You Dance.” Her song that’s nominated this year, “Chances Are,” was written by Hayes Carll and is another show stopper. The tune is from Womack’s seventh studio record, The Way I’m Livin’, and though it didn’t receive a whole lot of radio play, the vulnerability that the song’s lyrics showcase helps it stand out from the crowd.
Barry Dean, Luke Laird and Jonathan Singleton wrote Tim McGraw‘s “Diamond Rings and Old Barstools,” the fourth and final single from McGraw’s Sundown Heaven Town album. The song peaked at No. 3 on the country charts.
“Girl Crush,” performed by Little Big Town and written by Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna and Liz Rose, is a frontrunner for this Grammy this year. An idea of McKenna’s spawned the tune, but it was Lindsey who immediately launched into its first four lines, exactly as they are today.
“Hold My Hand,” written by Brandy Clark and Mark Stephen Jones and recorded by Clark, is no stranger to the Grammys audience: Clark, along with Dwight Yoakam, took the stage at the 2015 Grammy Awards to perform the tune, which is now nominated for Best Country Song.
“Traveller” was written and recorded by Chris Stapleton, and with his three major wins at the 2015 CMA Awards, it’s fitting that he received a Grammy nod in this category — and three others. “Traveller” is the title track of Stapleton’s No. 1 debut solo album.
Who should win Best Country Song at the 2016 Grammy Awards? Vote below as often as once an hour until 11:59PM ET on Feb. 11; we’ll tabulate the results and use them for our winners predictions.
The 2016 Grammy Awards will air live on CBS on Feb. 15 beginning at 8PM ET.
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