Grammy Award for Best Country Song


Grammy Award for Best Country Song

The Grammy Award for Best Country Song (sometimes known as the Country Songwriter's Award) has been awarded since 1965. The award is given to the writer of the song.

There have been several minor changes to the name of the award:

*From 1965 to 1968 it was known as Best Country & Western Song
*From 1969 to 1983 it was awarded as Best Country Song
*In 1984 it was awarded as Best New Country Song
*From 1985 to the present it has again been awarded as Best Country Song

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

2000s

*Grammy Awards of 2008
**Josh Kear & Chris Tompkins for "Before He Cheats" performed by Carrie Underwood
*Grammy Awards of 2007
** Brett James, Hillary Lindsey & Gordie Sampson for "Jesus, Take the Wheel" performed by Carrie Underwood
*Grammy Awards of 2006
**Bobby Boyd, Jeff Hanna & Marcus Hummon for "Bless the Broken Road" performed by Rascal Flatts
*Grammy Awards of 2005
**Tim Nichols & Craig Wiseman for "Live Like You Were Dying" performed by Tim McGraw
*Grammy Awards of 2004
** Jim "Moose" Brown & Don Rollins for "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere" performed by Alan Jackson & Jimmy Buffett
*Grammy Awards of 2003
**Alan Jackson for "Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)"
*Grammy Awards of 2002
**Robert Lee Castleman for "The Lucky One" performed by Alison Krauss & Union Station
*Grammy Awards of 2001
**Mark D. Sanders & Tia Sillers for "I Hope You Dance" performed by Lee Ann Womack
*Grammy Awards of 2000
**"Mutt" Lange & Shania Twain for "Come On Over" performed by Shania Twain

1990s

*Grammy Awards of 1999
**"Mutt" Lange & Shania Twain for "You're Still the One" performed by Shania Twain
*Grammy Awards of 1998
**Bob Carlisle & Randy Thomas for "Butterfly Kisses" performed by Bob Carlisle / Jeff Carson / the Raybon Brothers
*Grammy Awards of 1997
**Bill Mack for "Blue" performed by LeAnn Rimes
*Grammy Awards of 1996
**Vince Gill for "Go Rest High on That Mountain"
*Grammy Awards of 1995
**Gary Baker & Frank J. Myers for "I Swear" performed by John Michael Montgomery
*Grammy Awards of 1994
**Lucinda Williams for "Passionate Kisses" performed by Mary Chapin Carpenter
*Grammy Awards of 1993
**Vince Gill and John Barlow Jarvis for "I Still Believe in You" performed by Vince Gill
*Grammy Awards of 1992
**John Barlow Jarvis, Naomi Judd & Paul Overstreet for "Love Can Build a Bridge" performed by The Judds
*Grammy Awards of 1991
**Don Henry & Jon Vezner for "Where've You Been" performed by Kathy Mattea
*Grammy Awards of 1990
**Rodney Crowell for "After All This Time" performed by Rodney Crowell

1980s

*Grammy Awards of 1989
**K.T. Oslin for "Hold Me"
*Grammy Awards of 1988
**Paul Overstreet & Don Schlitz for "Forever and Ever, Amen" performed by Randy Travis
*Grammy Awards of 1987
**Jamie O'Hara for "Grandpa (Tell Me 'Bout the Good Old Days)" performed by The Judds
*Grammy Awards of 1986
**Jimmy L. Webb for "Highwayman" performed by The Highwaymen
*Grammy Awards of 1985
**Steve Goodman for "City of New Orleans" performed by Willie Nelson
*Grammy Awards of 1984
**Mike Reid for "Stranger in My House" performed by Ronnie Milsap
*Grammy Awards of 1983
**Wayne Carson, Johnny Christopher & Mark James for "Always on My Mind" performed by Willie Nelson
*Grammy Awards of 1982
**Dolly Parton for "9 to 5"
*Grammy Awards of 1981
**Willie Nelson for "On the Road Again"
*Grammy Awards of 1980
**Debbie Hupp & Bob Morrison for "You Decorated My Life" performed by Kenny Rogers

1970s

*Grammy Awards of 1979
**Don Schlitz for "The Gambler" performed by Kenny Rogers
*Grammy Awards of 1978
**Richard Leigh for "Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue" performed by Crystal Gayle
*Grammy Awards of 1977
**Larry Gatlin for "Broken Lady"
*Grammy Awards of 1976
**Larry Butler & Chips Moman for "(Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song" performed by B. J. Thomas
*Grammy Awards of 1975
**Billy Sherrill & Norro Wilson for "A Very Special Love Song" performed by Charlie Rich
*Grammy Awards of 1974
**Kenny O'Dell for "Behind Closed Doors" performed by Charlie Rich
*Grammy Awards of 1973
**Ben Peters for "Kiss an Angel Good Morning" performed by Charley Pride
*Grammy Awards of 1972
**Kris Kristofferson for "Help Me Make It Through the Night"
*Grammy Awards of 1971
**Marty Robbins for "My Woman, My Woman, My Wife"
*Grammy Awards of 1970
**Shel Silverstein for "A Boy Named Sue" performed by Johnny Cash

1960s

*Grammy Awards of 1969
**Bobby Russell for "Little Green Apples" performed by Roger Miller /O.C. Smith
*Grammy Awards of 1968
**John Hartford for "Gentle on My Mind" performed by Glen Campbell
*Grammy Awards of 1967
**Billy Sherrill & Glenn Sutton for "Almost Persuaded" performed by David Houston
*Grammy Awards of 1966
**Roger Miller for "King of the Road"
*Grammy Awards of 1965
**Roger Miller for "Dang Me"


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