Grammy Award for Best Country Instrumental Performance

Grammy Award for Best Country Instrumental Performance

The Grammy Award for Best Country Instrumental Performance was first awarded in 1970. Between 1986 and 1989 the award was presented as the Grammy Award for Best Country Instrumental Performance (Orchestra, Group or Soloist).

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


*Grammy Awards of 2008
**Brad Paisley for "Throttleneck"
*Grammy Awards of 2007
**Bryan Sutton & Doc Watson for "Whiskey Before Breakfast"
*Grammy Awards of 2006
**Alison Krauss & Union Station for "Unionhouse Branch"
*Grammy Awards of 2005
**Nitty Gritty Dirt Band featuring Earl Scruggs, Randy Scruggs, Vassar Clements & Jerry Douglas for "Earl's Breakdown"
*Grammy Awards of 2004
**Alison Krauss & Union Station for "Cluck Old Hen"
*Grammy Awards of 2003
**Dixie Chicks for "Lil' Jack Slade"
*Grammy Awards of 2002
**Jerry Douglas, Gen Duncan, Vince Gill, Albert Lee, Steve Martin, Leon Russell, Earl Scruggs, Gary Scruggs, Randy Scruggs, Paul Shaffer & Marty Stuart for "Foggy Mountain Breakdown"
*Grammy Awards of 2001
**Alison Brown & Béla Fleck for "Leaving Cottondale"
*Grammy Awards of 2000
**Tommy Allsup, Asleep at the Wheel, Floyd Domino, Larry Franklin, Vince Gill & Steve Wariner for "Bob's Breakdowns"


*Grammy Awards of 1999
**Vince Gill & Randy Scruggs for "A Soldier's Joy"
*Grammy Awards of 1998
**Alison Krauss & Union Station for "Little Liza Jane"
*Grammy Awards of 1997
**Chet Atkins for "Jam Man"
*Grammy Awards of 1996
**Asleep at the Wheel, Béla Fleck & Johnny Gimble for "Hightower"
*Grammy Awards of 1995
**Chet Atkins for "Young Thing"
*Grammy Awards of 1994
**Asleep at the Wheel, Chet Atkins, Eldon Shamblin, Johnny Gimble, Marty Stuart, Reuben "Lucky Oceans" Gosfield & Vince Gill for "Red Wing"
*Grammy Awards of 1993
**Chet Atkins & Jerry Reed for "Sneakin' Around "
*Grammy Awards of 1992
**Mark O'Connor for "The New Nashville Cats"
*Grammy Awards of 1991
**Chet Atkins & Mark Knopfler for "So Soft, Your Goodbye"
*Grammy Awards of 1990
**Randy Scruggs for "Amazing Grace"


*Grammy Awards of 1989
**Asleep at the Wheel for "Sugarfoot Rag"
*Grammy Awards of 1988
**Asleep at the Wheel for "String of Pars"
*Grammy Awards of 1987
**Ricky Skaggs for "Raisin' the Dickins"
*Grammy Awards of 1986
**Chet Atkins & Mark Knopfler for "Cosmic Square Dance"
*Grammy Awards of 1985
**Ricky Skaggs for "Wheel Hoss"
*Grammy Awards of 1984
**New South for "Fireball"
*Grammy Awards of 1983
**Roy Clark for "Alabama Jubilee"
*Grammy Awards of 1982
**Chet Atkins for "Country After All These Years"
*Grammy Awards of 1981
**Gilley's Urban Cowboy Band for "Orange Blossom Special/Hoedown"
*Grammy Awards of 1980
**Doc Watson & Merle Watson for "Big Sandy/Leather Britches"


*Grammy Awards of 1979
**Asleep at the Wheel for "One O'Clock Jump"
*Grammy Awards of 1978
**Hargus "Pig" Robbins for "Country Instrumentalist of the Year"
*Grammy Awards of 1977
**Chet Atkins & Les Paul for "Chester and Lester"
*Grammy Awards of 1976
**Chet Atkins for "The Entertainer"
*Grammy Awards of 1975
**Chet Atkins & Merle Travis for "The Atkins-Travis Traveling Show"
*Grammy Awards of 1974
**Steve Mandell & Eric Weissberg for "Dueling Banjos"
*Grammy Awards of 1973
**Charlie McCoy for "Charlie McCoy/The Real McCoy"
*Grammy Awards of 1972
**Chet Atkins for "Snowbird"
*Grammy Awards of 1971
**Chet Atkins & Jerry Reed for "Me and Jerry"
*Grammy Awards of 1970
**The Nashville Brass & Danny Davis for "The Nashville Brass Featuring Danny Davis Play More Nashville Sounds"

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