GRAMMY AWARDS: 3 Unforgettable Moments

By: Lauren Hoffman

February 12, 2017

We are just hours away from music’s biggest night and country stars are dominating the GRAMMYs this year. Between the performance lineup, including Little Big Town, Kelsea Ballerini, Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, Maren Morris, and Sturgill Simpson, to nominees Brandy Clark, Brothers Osborne, Miranda Lambert, and more, country is taking over.

Over the years, there have been some incredible moments for the genre of country music on the GRAMMY stage.

We have picked three of our favorite unforgettable moments from the GRAMMY Awards below.

1. Queen Carrie Underwood entered the country music world back in 2005 when she won season 4 of American Idol. Underwood released her fifth studio album, Storyteller, in 2015 and embarked on a tour traveling all over the country. Watch below as Carrie Underwood accepts the GRAMMY for Best New Artist in 2007.

2. One of the most successful groups in country music, Little Big Town, consists of Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Jimi Westbrook, and Phillip Sweet. Their second single, “Girl Crush,” off of their sixth studio album, Pain Killer, was one of the most historic and controversial songs in the genre. In 2016, the country stars took home the GRAMMY award for Best Country Song. Watch their acceptance speech below. 

3. Personally, I think every Keith Urban performance is an unforgettable one. Urban took the GRAMMY stage back in 2006 with Faith Hill to perform “You’ll Think Of Me” and “The Lucky One.” The two country icons continue to give us some of the greatest hits today.

The 2017 GRAMMY Awards will be broadcast live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 12 on CBS.