Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance


Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance

The Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance was first awarded in 1965, to Dottie West. The award has had several minor name changes:

*From 1965 to 1967 the award was known as Best Country & Western Vocal Performance - Female
*In 1968 it was awarded as Best Country & Western Solo Vocal Performance, Female
*From 1969 to 1994 it was awarded as Best Country Vocal Performance, Female
*From 1995 to the present it has been awarded as Best Female Country Vocal Performance

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

Multiple Wins

*Mary Chapin Carpenter - 4
*Emmylou Harris - 4
*Anne Murray - 3
*Dolly Parton - 3
*Faith Hill - 2
*K. T. Oslin - 2
*Shania Twain - 2
*Tammy Wynette - 2
*Carrie Underwood - 2

2000s

*Grammy Awards of 2008
**Carrie Underwood for "Before He Cheats"
*Grammy Awards of 2007
**Carrie Underwood for "Jesus, Take the Wheel"
*Grammy Awards of 2006
**Emmylou Harris for "The Connection"
*Grammy Awards of 2005
**Gretchen Wilson for "Redneck Woman"
*Grammy Awards of 2004
**June Carter Cash for "Keep on the Sunny Side"
*Grammy Awards of 2003
**Faith Hill for "Cry"
*Grammy Awards of 2002
**Dolly Parton for "Shine"
*Grammy Awards of 2001
**Faith Hill for "Breathe"
*Grammy Awards of 2000
**Shania Twain for "Man! I Feel Like a Woman!"

1990s

*Grammy Awards of 1999
**Shania Twain for "You're Still the One"
*Grammy Awards of 1998
**Trisha Yearwood for "How Do I Live"
*Grammy Awards of 1997
**LeAnn Rimes for "Blue"
*Grammy Awards of 1996
**Alison Krauss for "Baby, Now That I've Found You"
*Grammy Awards of 1995
**Mary Chapin Carpenter for "Shut Up and Kiss Me"
*Grammy Awards of 1994
**Mary Chapin Carpenter for "Passionate Kisses"
*Grammy Awards of 1993
**Mary Chapin Carpenter for "I Feel Lucky"
*Grammy Awards of 1992
**Mary Chapin Carpenter for "Down at the Twist and Shout"
*Grammy Awards of 1991
**Kathy Mattea for "Where've You Been"
*Grammy Awards of 1990
**k.d. lang for "Absolute Torch and Twang"

1980s

*Grammy Awards of 1989
**K.T. Oslin for "Hold Me"
*Grammy Awards of 1988
**K.T. Oslin for "80's Ladies"
*Grammy Awards of 1987
**Reba McEntire for "Whoever's in New England"
*Grammy Awards of 1986
**Rosanne Cash for "I Don't Know Why You Don't Want Me"
*Grammy Awards of 1985
**Emmylou Harris for "In My Dreams"
*Grammy Awards of 1984
**Anne Murray for "A Little Good News"
*Grammy Awards of 1983
**Juice Newton for "Break It to Me Gently"
*Grammy Awards of 1982
**Dolly Parton for "9 to 5"
*Grammy Awards of 1981
**Anne Murray for "Could I Have This Dance?"
*Grammy Awards of 1980
**Emmylou Harris for "Blue Kentucky Girl"

1970s

*Grammy Awards of 1979
**Dolly Parton for "Here You Come Again"
*Grammy Awards of 1978
**Crystal Gayle for "Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue"
*Grammy Awards of 1977
**Emmylou Harris for "Elite Hotel"
*Grammy Awards of 1976
**Linda Ronstadt for "I Can't Help It (If I'm Still in Love With You)"
*Grammy Awards of 1975
**Anne Murray for "Love Song"
*Grammy Awards of 1974
**Olivia Newton-John for "Let Me Be There"
*Grammy Awards of 1973
**Donna Fargo for "The Happiest Girl In the Whole USA"
*Grammy Awards of 1972
**Sammi Smith for "Help Me Make It Through the Night"
*Grammy Awards of 1971
**Lynn Anderson for "(I Never Promised You A) Rose Garden"
*Grammy Awards of 1970
**Tammy Wynette for "Stand By Your Man"

1960s

*Grammy Awards of 1969
**Jeannie C. Riley for "Harper Valley PTA"
*Grammy Awards of 1968
**Tammy Wynette for "I Don't Wanna Play House"
*Grammy Awards of 1967
**Jeannie Seely for "Don't Touch Me"
*Grammy Awards of 1966
**Jody Miller for "Queen of the House"
*Grammy Awards of 1965
**Dottie West for "Here Comes My Baby"


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