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Country Stars Win Big At Grammy Awards – Winner’s List

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Carrie Underwood‘s ‘Blown Away’ picked up an early 2013 Grammy Award for Best Country Song during Sunday’s pre-telecast ceremony, where 70 Grammys were handed out and songwriters Josh Kear and Chris Tompkins were on hand to accept for their country smash.

The masterminds behind the hit single from Underwood’s 2012 album of the same name were modest in accepting the trophy, both thanking their wives and Kear giving a shoutout to the songstress herself for making the tune he penned with Tompkins such a success.

Hoping to give songwriters behind hit songs an extra nod, Kear added before he left the stage, “None of this happens if we don’t sit down and create something out of nothing.” Kear and Tompkins are also credited with writing Underwood’s 2008 Grammy winner, ‘Before He Cheats,’ among many others.

The Best Country Song Grammy Award followed Best Country Duo/Group Performance, which went to a very gracious Little Big Town.

Best Country Solo Performance
Dierks Bentley, ‘Home’
Eric Church, ‘Springsteen’
Ronnie Dunn, ‘Cost of Livin”
Hunter Hayes, ‘Wanted’
Blake Shelton, ‘Over’
Carrie Underwood, ‘Blown Away’ — WINNER

Best Country Duo/Group Performance
Eli Young Band, ‘Even If It Breaks Your Heart’
Little Big Town, ‘Pontoon’ — WINNER
Taylor Swift and the Civil Wars, ‘Safe & Sound’
The Time Jumpers, ‘On the Outskirts of Town’
Don Williams (Feat. Alison Krauss), ‘I Just Come Here For the Music

Best Country Song

Carrie Underwood, ‘Blown Away’ (Songwriters Josh Kear & Chris Tompkins) — WINNER
Ronnie Dunn, ‘Cost of Livin” (Songwriters Phillip Coleman & Ronnie Dunn)
Eli Young Band, ‘Even If It Breaks Your Heart’ (Songwriters Will Hoge & Eric Paslay)
Alan Jackson, ‘So You Don’t Have to Love Me Anymore’ (Songwriters Jay Knowles & Adam Wright)
Eric Church, ‘Springsteen’ (Songwriters Eric Church, Jeff Hyde & Ryan Tyndell)

Best Country Album

Zac Brown Band, ‘Uncaged’ — WINNER
Hunter Hayes, ‘Hunter Hayes’
Jamey Johnson, ‘Living For a Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran’
Miranda Lambert, ‘Four the Record’
The Time Jumpers, ‘The Time Jumpers’

Best Americana Album

The Avett Brothers, ‘The Carpenter’
John Fullbright, ‘From the Ground Up’
The Lumineers, ‘The Lumineers’
Mumford & Sons, ‘Babel’
Bonnie Raitt, ‘Slipstream’ — WINNER

Best Bluegrass Album

Dailey & Vincent, ‘The Gospel Side Of’
The Grascals, ‘Life Finds a Way’
Noam Pikelny, ‘Beat the Devil and Carry a Rail’
Special Consensus, ‘Scratch Gravel Road’
Steep Canyon Rangers, ‘Nobody Knows You’ — WINNER

Best Song Written for Visual Media
Arcade Fire, ‘Abraham’s Daughter’ (From ‘The Hunger Games’)
Birdy and Mumford & Sons, ‘Learn Me Right’ (From ‘Brave’)
Katharine McPhee and Megan Hilty, ‘Let Me Be Your Star (From ‘Smash’)
Jason Segal and Walter, ‘Man or Muppet’ (From ‘The Muppets’)
Taylor Swift and the Civil Wars, ‘Safe & Sound’ (From ‘The Hunger Games’) — WINNER

Record of the Year
The Black Keys, ‘Lonely Boy’
Kelly Clarkson, ‘Stronger’
Fun. (Feat. Janelle Monae), ‘We Are Young’
Gotye (Feat. Kimbra), ‘Somebody That I Used to Know’ — WINNER
Frank Ocean, ‘Thinking About You’
Taylor Swift, ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together’

Best New Artist
Alabama Shakes
Fun. — WINNER
Hunter Hayes
The Lumineers
Frank Ocean

See a Full List of 2013 Grammy Awards Winners

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