Even though rock music seems to dominate The Grammys every year, we all know the award ceremony would be nothing without country music. But when exactly did country music make it’s mark on The Grammys?
In 1958, the first ‘Best Country & Western Performance’ Grammy was presented. The winner was The Kingston Trio for their recording of Tom Dooley. And Best Country & Western Performance Grammys subsequently went to Johnny Horton.
Eventually, The National Academy of Recording of Arts & Sciences finally gave more attention to country music recordings and artists by expanding the sole Best Country & Western Performance category to include four other categories. And which female grammy winner do you think has won more Grammys than any other female artist? The winningest female is none other than bluegrass artist Alison Krauss, who has taken home an amazing 26 Grammy Awards!
The 53rd Grammy Awards ceremony will be telecast by CBS beginning at 8 p.m. Sunday from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.