Will Kacey Musgraves trounce Chris Stapleton in Grammys rematch for Best Country Album? She could make history

The first time Kacey Musgraves faced off against Chris Stapleton at the Grammys for Best Country Album, Stapleton got the better of her. But this time the shoe might be on the other foot as they enter these awards in much different positions. And it would be a historic milestone for a woman in that category

Musgraves won Best Country Album in 2014 for her debut “Same Trailer Different Park.” But in 2016 when she was up for her second album, “Pageant Material,” she faced the juggernaut that was Stapleton’s solo breakthrough “Traveller.” It was the only country album nominated for Album of the Year that year, so it was no surprise that it won its genre field. Then Stapleton maintained his momentum in 2018 by sweeping the country categories with “From A Room: Volume 1,” which gave him his second win for Best Country Album.

But now Musgraves might have the inside track. This time she’s the one nominated for Album of the Year for her critically acclaimed album “Golden Hour,” and she might even win the top prize judging from the latest predictions of Gold Derby users. She has four nominations overall, so it might be her turn to achieve country supremacy over Stapleton with his second volume of “From A Room.” and it might be a further good sign that Musgraves recently beat Stapleton at an awards show that loves Stapleton even more than the Grammys do: the Country Music Association Awards.

If Musgraves does win, she’ll join an elite group of recording academy favorites who have won Best Country Album multiple times. The Dixie Chicks hold the record with four wins, while only three other acts have claimed multiple prizes: Stapleton, Lady Antebellum and Roger Miller all won twice. That would make Musgraves the first solo female artist to repeat in the category. Even Taylor Swift couldn’t pull that off.

Do you think “Golden Hour” will live up to its name? Does Stapleton have “Room” for one more trophy on his mantel? Or should we watch out for their fellow nominees Kelsea Ballerini (“Unapologetically”), Brothers Osborne (“Port Saint Joe”) and Ashley McBryde (“Girl Going Nowhere”)?

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