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|Grammy Award for Best Country Album|
|Awarded for||quality albums in the country music genre|
|Presented by||National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences|
|Currently held by||Kacey Musgraves,|
Golden Hour (2019)
The Grammy Award for Best Country Album is an award presented at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards, to recording artists for quality albums in the country music genre. Honors in several categories are presented at the ceremony annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States to "honor artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the recording industry, without regard to album sales or chart position".
The award was first presented under the name of Best Country & Western Album in 1966 to Roger Miller for Dang Me/Chug-A-Lug and was discontinued the following year. In 1995 the category was revived and received its current denomination of Best Country Album. According to the category description guide for the 54th Grammy Awards, the award is presented to vocal or instrumental country albums containing at least 51% playing time of new recordings.
The Dixie Chicks are the most awarded performers in this category with four wins. Two-time award winners include Roger Miller, Lady Antebellum, Chris Stapleton, and Kacey Musgraves. Canadian singer Shania Twain is the only non-American winner in this category, to date. Trisha Yearwood holds the record for most nominations, with eight. Yearwood also holds the record for most nominations without a win.
|1965||Roger Miller||Dang Me/Chug-a-Lug|||
|1966||Roger Miller||The Return of Roger Miller|||
|1995||Mary Chapin Carpenter||Stones in the Road|||
|1996||Shania Twain||The Woman in Me|||
|1997||Lyle Lovett||The Road to Ensenada|||
|1999||Dixie Chicks||Wide Open Spaces|||
|2002||Various artists[II]||Timeless: Hank Williams Tribute|||
|2004||Various artists[III]||Livin', Lovin', Losin': Songs of the Louvin Brothers|||
|2005||Loretta Lynn||Van Lear Rose|||
|2006||Alison Krauss and Union Station||Lonely Runs Both Ways|||
|2007||Dixie Chicks||Taking the Long Way|||
|2008||Vince Gill||These Days|||
|2011||Lady Antebellum||Need You Now|||
|2012||Lady Antebellum||Own the Night|||
|2013||Zac Brown Band||Uncaged|||
|2014||Kacey Musgraves||Same Trailer Different Park|||
|2017||Sturgill Simpson||A Sailor's Guide to Earth|
|2018||Chris Stapleton||From A Room: Volume 1|||
|2019||Kacey Musgraves||Golden Hour|||
^[I] Each year is linked to the article about the Grammy Awards held that year.
^[II] Awards were presented to Bonnie Garner, Luke Lewis and Mary Martin as the producers of the album.
^[III] An award was presented to Carl Jackson as the producer of the album.