Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal

The Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal was awarded from 1970 to 2011. The award has had several minor name changes:

  • In 1970 the award was known as Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group
  • From 1971 to 1981 it was awarded as Best Country Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group
  • From 1982 to the present it has been awarded as Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal

The award was discontinued after the 2011 Grammy Awards in a major overhaul of Grammy categories. From 2012, all duo or group performances in the country category were shifted to the newly formed Best Country Duo/Group Performance category.

Years reflect the year in which the Grammy Awards were presented, for works released in the previous year.

Multiple Winners

Both Dixie Chicks and The Judds have been honored with 5 trophies in this category. Other multiple winners include Alison Krauss and Union Station, and Emmylou Harris who have won 3 apiece, and Asleep at the Wheel, Brooks and Dunn, Alabama, Rita Coolidge & Kris Kristofferson and Lady Antebellum all of whom have won 2.


2010s

Year Winner Song Nominees Ref.
2011 Lady Antebellum "Need You Now"
2010 Lady Antebellum "I Run to You"

2000s

Year Winner Song Nominees Ref.
2009 Sugarland "Stay"
2008 Eagles "How Long"
2007 Dixie Chicks "Not Ready to Make Nice"
2006 Alison Krauss & Union Station "Restless"
2005 Dixie Chicks "Top of the World"
2004 Ricky Scaggs and Kentucky Thunder "A Simple Life"
2003 Dixie Chicks "Long Time Gone"
2002 Alison Krauss & Union Station "The Lucky One"
2001 Asleep at the Wheel "Cherokee Maiden"
2000 Dixie Chicks "Ready to Run"

1990s

Year Winner Song Nominees Ref.
1999 Dixie Chicks "There's Your Trouble"
1998 Alison Krauss & Union Station "Looking in the Eyes of Love"
1997 Brooks & Dunn "My Maria"
1996 The Mavericks "Here Comes the Rain"
1995 Asleep at the Wheel & Lyle Lovett "Blues for Dixie"
1994 Brooks & Dunn "Hard Workin' Man"
1993 Emmylou Harris & the Nash Ramblers At the Ryman
1992 The Judds "Love Can Build a Bridge"
1991 The Kentucky Headhunters "Pickin' on Nashville"
1990 Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Will the Circle Be Unbroken: Volume Two

1980s

Year Winner Song Nominees Ref.
1989 The Judds "Give a Little Love"
1988 Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton & Linda Ronstadt Trio
1987 The Judds "Grandpa (Tell Me 'Bout the Good Ol' Days)"
1986 The Judds Why Not Me
1985 The Judds "Mama He's Crazy"
1984 Alabama The Closer You Get...
1983 Alabama Mountain Music
1982 Oak Ridge Boys "Elvira"
1981 Emmylou Harris & Roy Orbison "That Lovin' You Feelin Again"
1980 Charlie Daniels Band "The Devil Went Down to Georgia"

1970s

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