Our two music awards editors — David Schnelwar and Darrin Dortch — agree on the winner of Best Country Duo/Pop Performance at this Sunday’s Grammys.
Eli Young Band – “Even If It Breaks Your Heart”
Little Big Town – “Pontown”
Taylor Swift & The Civil Wars – “Safe & Sound” — David, Darrin
The Time Jumpers – “On The Outskirts Of Town”
Don Williams f./ Allison Krauss – “I Just Come Here For The Music”
The Civil Wars won in this category last year for their song “Barton Hollow.” This year, they return with “Safe & Sound, their collaboration with Taylor Swift on a song for the film “The Hunger Games.” “Safe & Sound” is also nominated for Best Song Written for Visual Media.
Swift is also nominated for Record of the Year for her crossover hit song “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.”
But, never underestimate Allison Krauss. She is a twenty-seven time Grammy winner and could be the spoiler in this race.
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This category doesn’t have a definitive frontrunner.
Eli Young Band’s “Even If It Breaks Your Heart” is the only track nominated for Best Country Song. And Alison Krauss, nodded with Don Williams for “I Just Come Here for the Music,” is a Grammy favorite and always a threat.
However, Taylor Swift and The Civil Wars, who won this category last year, will probably prevail for their acclaimed track. “Safe and Sound” was nominated for a Golden Globe and also contends for Best Song Written for Visual Media.
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