Pre-Telecast: 2014 Grammy Winners

Kacey Musgraves

Kacey Musgraves

Kacey Musgraves, Darius Rucker, songwriters Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne, as well as The Civil Wars, Rodney Crowell and Emmylou Harris, Del McCoury, Guy Clark, Mandisa and Tasha Cobbs were among the early Grammy winners during the pre-telecast awards ceremony, held in Los Angeles on Sunday, Jan. 26.

Awards for Best Country Solo Performance, Best Country Song, Best Country Duo/Group Performance, Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance, Best Americana Album, Best Folk Album and Best Bluegrass Album were among the early awards handed out during the pre-telecast ceremony.

A full list of winners is available at grammy.com.

BEST COUNTRY SOLO PERFORMANCE
“Wagon Wheel,” Darius Rucker. Label: Capitol Records Nashville

BEST COUNTRY DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE
“From This Valley,” The Civil Wars. Label: Sensibility Recordings/Columbia Records

BEST COUNTRY SONG
“Merry Go Round,” Kacey Musgraves. Songwriters: Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne and Kacey Musgraves

BEST GOSPEL/CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC PERFORMANCE
Tasha Cobbs, “Break Every Chain,” Grace. Label: EMI Gospel/Motown Gospel

BEST GOSPEL SONG
Tye Tribbett, “If He Did It Before…Same God”; Songwriter: Tye Tribbett; Label:  Motown Gospel; Publisher: Everything Fresh Entertainment LLC

BEST CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC ALBUM
Overcomer, Mandisa. Label: Sparrow Records

BEST CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC SONG
Mandisa, “Overcomer,” Overcomer. Songwriters: David Garcia, Ben Glover & Christopher Stevens, songwriters

BEST AMERICANA ALBUM
Old Yellow Moon, Rodney Crowell and Emmylou Harris. Label: Nonesuch Records

BEST BLUEGRASS ALBUM
The Streets of Baltimore, Del McCoury Band. Label: McCoury Music

BEST FOLK ALBUM
My Favorite Picture of You, Guy Clark. Label: Dualtone

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