2012 Grammy Winners: Country and More

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• February 12, 2012

Lady Antebellum backstage. Photo: Grammy.com, Steve Granitz/WireImage.com

Taylor Swift, The Civil Wars, and Alison Krauss and Union Station’s Paper Airplane earned two awards each last night in Los Angeles. Lady Antebellum won Best Country Album for the second year in a row.

Adele dominated the overall categories. She was honored with six Grammys, including Record of the Year, Album of the Year and Song of the Year, tying the record held by Beyoncé for most Grammy Awards won by a female artist in a single year.

During the live telecast from the Staples Center, Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson sang their hit duet “Don’t You Wanna Stay,” and Swift offered her Grammy winning smash, “Mean.” Other Country acts who took the stage included Carrie Underwood with Tony Bennett, and Glen Campbell with The Band Perry and Blake Shelton.

Swift arrives at the Grammys. Photo from Grammy.com/Lester Cohen/WireImage.com

Record Of The Year
“Rolling In The Deep”
Adele
Paul Epworth, producer; Tom Elmhirst & Mark Rankin, engineers/mixers
Track from: 21
[XL Recordings/Columbia Records]

Album Of The Year
21
Adele
Jim Abbiss, Adele, Paul Epworth, Rick Rubin, Fraser T. Smith, Ryan Tedder & Dan Wilson, producers; Jim Abbiss, Philip Allen, Beatriz Artola, Ian Dowling, Tom Elmhirst, Greg Fidelman, Dan Parry, Steve Price, Mark Rankin, Andrew Scheps, Fraser T. Smith & Ryan Tedder, engineers/mixers; Tom Coyne, mastering engineer
[XL Recordings/Columbia Records]

Song Of The Year
“Rolling In The Deep”
Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth, songwriters (Adele)
Track from: 21
[XL Recordings/Columbia Records; Publishers: Universal-Songs of Polygram/EMI Music Publishing]

Best New Artist
Bon Iver

Best Country Album
Own The Night
Lady Antebellum
[Capitol Records Nashville]

The Civil Wars on the red carpet. Photo: Grammy.com, Steve Granitz/WireImage.com

Best Country Solo Performance
“Mean,” Taylor Swift, Track from: Speak Now

Best Country Duo/Group Performance
“Barton Hollow,” The Civil Wars, Track from: Barton Hollow

Best Country Song
“Mean,”
Taylor Swift, songwriter (Taylor Swift)
Track from: Speak Now
[Big Machine Records; Publishers: Sony/ATV Tree Publishing, Taylor Swift Music]

Best Americana Album
Ramble At The Ryman
Levon Helm
[Vanguard/Dirt Farmer Music]

Best Bluegrass Album
Paper Airplane
Alison Krauss & Union Station
[Rounder]

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
Paper Airplane
Neal Cappellino & Mike Shipley, engineers; Brad Blackwood, mastering engineer (Alison Krauss & Union Station)
[Rounder]

Best Folk Album
Barton Hollow
The Civil Wars
[Sensibility Music LLC]

Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance
“Jesus,” Le’Andria Johnson
Track from: The Awakening Of Le’Andria Johnson
[Music World Gospel]

Best Gospel Song
“Hello Fear”
Kirk Franklin, songwriter (Kirk Franklin)
Track from: Hello Fear
[Verity Gospel Music Group/Fo Yo Soul Ent.; Publisher: Aunt Gertrude Music]

Best Contemporary Christian Music Song
“Blessings”
Laura Story, songwriter (Laura Story)
Track from: Blessings
[Fair Trade Services; Publishers: New Spring/Gleaning Publishing]

Best Gospel Album
Hello Fear, Kirk Franklin
[Verity Gospel Music Group/ Fo Yo Soul Ent.]

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album
And If Our God Is For Us…
Chris Tomlin
[Sparrow Records / sixstepsrecords]

Best Classical Instrumental Solo
Schwantner: Concerto For Percussion & Orchestra
Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor; Christopher Lamb (Nashville Symphony)
Track from: Schwantner: Chasing Light…
[Naxos]

See the complete winners list here.

Alison Krauss & Union Station backstage. Photo: Grammy.com, Steve Granitz/WireImage.com

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