2018 Grammys: Chris Stapleton steamrolls over Taylor Swift to win 3 awards in country field

Winners of the 2018 Grammys were announced January 28 on CBS at Madison Square Garden, and country fans nationwide were excited to see Chris Stapleton steamroll over the competition to pick up three awards in the country field. Stapleton bested Grammy darling Taylor Swift (“Better Man”) by winning the songwriting award for Best Country Song for “Broken Halos,” but which other artists did he beat out? See our 2018 Grammys roundup below for all of this year’s country music awards.

Stapleton took home Best Country Album for “From a Room: Volume 1,” Best Country Solo Performance for “Either Way” and Best Country Song for “Broken Halos” along with co-writer Mike Henderson. The only country Grammy he didn’t take home was the one he wasn’t eligible for, as Best Country Duo/Group Performance went to Little Big Town for “Better Man.”

Besides Swift, the other songwriters he took down for Best Country Song were Zach Crowell, Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally & Josh Osborne for Sam Hunt’s “Body Like A Back Road,” Jess Carson, Cameron Duddy, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne & Mark Wystrach for Midland‘s “Drinkin’ Problem,” and Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert & Jon Randall for Miranda Lambert’s “Tin Man.”

The other Best Country Album nominees were Kenny Chesney (“Cosmic Hallelujah”), Lady Antebellum (“Heart Break”), Little Big Town (“The Breaker”) and Thomas Rhett (“Life Changes”). And Stapleton’s Best Country Solo Performance rivals were Sam Hunt (“Body Like A Back Road”), Alison Krauss (“Losing You”), Miranda Lambert (“Tin Man”) and Maren Morris (“I Could Use A Love Song”). See complete list of 2018 Grammy nominees and winners.

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The Grammy Awards are decided by the approximately 13,000 voting members of the recording academy. Two years ago Stapleton won Grammys for Best Country Album and Best Country Solo Performance for “Traveller,” but ended up losing Album of the Year to, you guessed it, Swift for her pop-country megahit “1989.” Here’s a closer look at this year’s four country field Grammys categories.

Best Country Album
Cosmic Hallelujah — Kenny Chesney
Heart Break — Lady Antebellum
The Breaker — Little Big Town
Life Changes — Thomas Rhett
X — From A Room: Volume 1 — Chris Stapleton

Best Country Song
“Better Man” — Taylor Swift, songwriter (Little Big Town)
“Body Like A Back Road” — Zach Crowell, Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally & Josh Osborne, songwriters (Sam Hunt)
X — “Broken Halos” — Mike Henderson & Chris Stapleton, songwriters (Chris Stapleton)
“Drinkin’ Problem” — Jess Carson, Cameron Duddy, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne & Mark Wystrach, songwriters (Midland)
“Tin Man” — Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert & Jon Randall, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)

Best Country Solo Performance
“Body Like A Back Road” — Sam Hunt
“Losing You: –Alison Krauss
“Tin Man” — Miranda Lambert
“I Could Use A Love Song” — Maren Morris
X — “Either Way” — Chris Stapleton

Best Country Duo/Group Performance
“It Ain’t My Fault” — Brothers Osborne
“My Old Man” — Zac Brown Band
“You Look Good” — Lady Antebellum
X — “Better Man” — Little Big Town
“Drinkin’ Problem” — Midland

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