Last night’s 2016 GRAMMYs was a magical night for America’s top country music acts. From the show-stopping performance by Carrie Underwood and Sam Hunt to the big wins by Little Big Town and Chris Stapleton, the GRAMMY’s gave a well-deserved nod to country music.
An audience favorite by far was the duet from Carrie Underwood and Sam Hunt. The two sang Hunt’s hit song “Take Your Time” and Underwood’s “Heartbeat”. Underwood wore a white lacy dress that complimented the simple jeans and a white t-shirt from Hunt. The pair made a striking visual on-stage and the chemistry, professional of course, between them was undeniable.
Then there was of course the unbelievable tribute to B.B. King from Chris Stapleton, Gary Clark Jr., and Bonnie Raitt (Raitt is not featured in the video). The video below showcases Stapleton’s voice and Clark’s supreme guitar playing. They sang “The Thrill Is Gone” and did right by the original greatness of the song.
Stapleton also won big at the awards show, following his CMA run of luck. The singer/songwriter won Best Country Solo Performance for his song “Traveller” and Best Country Album for his debut LP Traveller.
“This is something you never ever dream of, and I’m super grateful for,” Stapleton said. “I want to thank my wife. . . all the guys in the band, in the crew, all the fans.”
Along with Stapleton, Little Big Town had a big night with wins and another breathtaking performance of their hit song “Girl Crush”. The group won Best Country Song and Best Country Duo/Group Performance.
“Thank you for bringing us to this big ol’ party,” said Little Big Town‘s Karen Fairchild. “This is the best thing ever. Thank you, thank you, we are so happy,” added fellow Little Big Town member Phillip Sweet.
All in all last night’s GRAMMYs was a night filled with fantastic performances and some well-deserved wins for our top country music stars. We are happy to see our favorite genre of music making a comeback in popular culture.