Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell, Brandy Clark Early 2024 Grammy Winners

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Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit are once again Grammy winners. So are Grammy favorites Brandi Carlile and Brandy Clark. Chris Stapleton is the king of the country categories so far. And Allison Russel is finally a Grammy Award winner after years of being overlooked. So is Zach Bryan, and Lainey Wilson.

These are the results of the Grammy Premier Ceremony, held Sunday afternoon (2-4) ahead of the televised Grammy presentation later Sunday night.

Chris Stapleton won for both Best Country Song, and Best Country Solo Performance for his propulsive song “White Horse.” Saving Country Music concluded about the track, “It might be the greatest specimen of Chris Stapleton music ever released. An open heart will feel this track raise the pulse and lift the spirit, with an elevated amount of composition and layering making it stand out from the rest of Stapleton’s catalog, driven home by a Southern rock attitude.”

Though Stapleton tends to be a favorite of awards, it’s hard to argue with the pick. However, these wins lock out Tyler Childers who was competing in both categories with “In Your Love.” The Childers video for “In Your Love” also lost to a Beatles video for Best Music Video early in the ceremony. Stapleton’s wins also mean “Fast Car” performed by Luke Combs will not win a Grammy, despite Tracy Chapman agreeing to perform the song with Combs on the Grammy primetime telecast.

Stapleton was not in attendance to receive the awards, but co-writer did accept for Best Country Song.

In the Americana categories, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit won both for Best Americana Album via Weathervanes, as well as Best American Roots Song for “Cast Iron Skillet.” Isbell was in attendance, as was The 400 Unit to accept the award. “I want to thank these guys for getting in the band with me, and never getting out,” Isbell said before The Grammys promptly shut down his acceptance speech.

Bassist Jimbo Hart who performed on both the album and the song, but recently left the band was there, and Isbell gave him a special shoutout.

Producing the album himself, Weathervanes not only saw a return to top form for Jason Isbell’s songwriting, it also saw a well-needed freshening of the approach to how those songs are rendered in recorded form after working with Dave Cobb for many years. Many considered “Cast Iron Skillet” the premier example of Isbell’s songwriting from the album. Saving Country Music Song of the Year “King of Oklahoma” was also up for Best Americana Performance, but lost out to Brandy Clark.

Allison Russell walking away with Best American Roots Performance for “Eve Was Black” feels like some validation after she was locked out last year from the Grammys, despite going in as a favorite. “It’s for everybody, and I thank y’all,” Russell said in acceptance.

Brandy Clark’s song “Dear Insecurity” featuring Brandi Carlile won for Best Americana Performance. Both women ended up taking the podium. Clark had previously performed the song during the premier ceremony with Sistastrings. Clark was also up for Best Musical Theater Album for her stage production Shucked, but it lost out to Some Like It Hot.

Later in the Premier Ceremony, Zach Bryan walked away with the Grammy Award for Best Country Duo/Performance with Kacey Musgraves for “I Remember Everything.” The song rocketed to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 after Zach released the song as part of his self-titled 2023 album. The song currently sits at #26 on country radio. It also gave Musgraves her only country and Hot 100 Top 10 and #1 hit.

Neither Zach Bryan nor Kacey Musgraves were there to accept the award. Bryan is also up for Best Country Album with Tyler Childers, Lainey Wilson, Brothers Osborne, and Kelsea Ballerini later in the evening.

Best Folk Album ended up going to Joni Mitchell for Joni Mitchell Live at Newport. Brandi Carlile helped Mitchell out on stage to accept the award with the audience all coming to their feet and applauding the music legend.

The 79th of the 80 awards handed out during the Premier Ceremony went to Molly Tuttle and Golden Highway for their album City of Gold. Tuttle was joined by Golden Highway member and solo performer Bronwyn Keith-Hynes. As Tuttle said during her acceptance speech, pretty much everyone in the category are friends, so it’s like they were all winners. Tuttle was one of the presenters during the Premier Ceremony as well.

Last but not least, Best Country Album was announced during the primetime broadcast, with Lainey Wilson walking away with the award for Bell Bottom Country. It’s Lainey Wilson’s first Grammy win. With her Grammy win for Best Country Album, Lainey and Bell Bottom Country make it into an exclusive class of trifecta winners that took home The CMA, ACM, and Grammy Award for Country Album of the Year.

Stay tuned with Saving Country Music as the 2024 Grammy Awards continue.


Best Country Album
Rolling Up the Welcome Mat — Kelsea Ballerini
Brothers Osborne — Brothers Osborne
Zach Bryan — Zach Bryan
Rustin’ In The Rain — Tyler Childers
Bell Bottom Country — Lainey Wilson – WINNER

Best Country Song
“Buried” – Brandy Clark & Jessie Jo Dillon, songwriters (Brandy Clark)
“I Remember Everything” – Zach Bryan & Kacey Musgraves, songwriters (Zach Bryan Featuring Kacey Musgraves)
“In Your Love” – Tyler Childers & Geno Seale, songwriters (Tyler Childers)
“Last Night” – John Byron, Ashley Gorley, Jacob Kasher Hindlin & Ryan Vojtesak, songwriters (Morgan Wallen)
“White Horse” – Chris Stapleton & Dan Wilson, songwriters (Chris Stapleton) – WINNER

Best Country Solo Performance
“In Your Love” – Tyler Childers
“Buried” – Brandy Clark
“Fast Car” – Luke Combs
“The Last Thing On My Mind” – Dolly Parton
“White Horse” – Chris Stapleton – WINNER

Best Country Duo/Group Performance
“High Note” – Dierks Bentley Featuring Billy Strings
“Nobody’s Nobody” – Brothers Osborne
“I Remember Everything” – Zach Bryan Featuring Kacey Musgraves – WINNER
“Kissing Your Picture (Is So Cold)” – Vince Gill & Paul Franklin
“Save Me” – Jelly Roll With Lainey Wilson
“We Don’t Fight Anymore” – Carly Pearce Featuring Chris Stapleton

Best Americana Album
Brandy Clark — Brandy Clark
The Chicago Sessions — Rodney Crowell
You’re the One — Rhiannon Giddens
Weathervanes — Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit – WINNER
The Returner — Allison Russell

Best Americana Performance
“Friendship” – The Blind Boys Of Alabama
“Help Me Make It Through The Night” – Tyler Childers
“Dear Insecurity” – Brandy Clark Featuring Brandi Carlile – WINNER
“King Of Oklahoma” – Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit
“The Returner” – Allison Russell

Best American Roots Song
“Blank Page” – Michael Trotter Jr. & Tanya Trotter, songwriters (The War And Treaty)
“California Sober” – Aaron Allen, William Apostol & Jon Weisberger, songwriters (Billy Strings Featuring Willie Nelson)
“Cast Iron Skillet” – Jason Isbell, songwriter (Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit) – WINNER
“Dear Insecurity” – Brandy Clark & Michael Pollack, songwriters (Brandy Clark Featuring Brandi Carlile)
“The Returner” – Drew Lindsay, JT Nero & Allison Russell, songwriters (Allison Russell)

Best American Roots Performance
“Butterfly” – Jon Batiste
“Heaven Help Us All” – The Blind Boys Of Alabama
“Inventing The Wheel” – Madison Cunningham
“You Louisiana Man” – Rhiannon Giddens
“Eve Was Black” – Allison Russell – WINNER

Best Bluegrass Album
Radio John: Songs of John Hartford – Sam Bush
Lovin’ Of The Game – Michael Cleveland
Mighty Poplar – Mighty Poplar
Bluegrass – Willie Nelson
Me/And/Dad – Billy Strings
City Of Gold – Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway – WINNER

Best Folk Album
Traveling Wildfire – Dom Flemons
I Only See The Moon – The Milk Carton Kids
Joni Mitchell At Newport [Live] – Joni Mitchell – WINNER
Celebrants – Nickel Creek
Jubilee – Old Crow Medicine Show
Seven Psalms – Paul Simon
Folkocracy – Rufus Wainwright

Best Traditional Blues Album
Ridin’ – Eric Bibb
The Soul Side Of Sipp – Mr. Sipp
Life Don’t Miss Nobody – Tracy Nelson
Teardrops For Magic Slim Live At Rosa’s Lounge – John Primer
All My Love For You – Bobby Rush – WINNER

Best Contemporary Blues Album
Death Wish Blues – Samantha Fish And Jesse Dayton
Healing Time – Ruthie Foster
Live In London – Christone “Kingfish” Ingram
Blood Harmony – Larkin Poe – WINNER
LaVette! – Bettye LaVette

Best Roots Gospel Album
Tribute To The King – The Blackwood Brothers Quartet
Echoes Of The South – Blind Boys Of Alabama – WINNER
Songs That Pulled Me Through The Tough Times – Becky Isaacs Bowman
Meet Me At The Cross – Brian Free & Assurance
Shine: The Darker The Night The Brighter The Light – Gaither Vocal Band

Best Music Video
“I’m Only Sleeping” – The Beatles – WINNER
“In Your Love” – Tyler Childers
“What Was I Made For” – Billie Eilish
“Count On Me” – Kendrick Lamar
“Rush” – Troy Sivan

Songwriter Of The Year, Non-Classical
Edgar Barrera
Jessie Jo Dillon
Shane McAnally
Theron Thomas – WINNER
Justin Tranter

Best Musical Theater Album
Kimberly Akimbo – John Clancy, David Stone & Jeanine Tesori, producers; Jeanine Tesori, composer; David Lindsay-Abaire, lyricist (Original Broadway Cast)
Parade – Micaela Diamond, Alex Joseph Grayson, Jake Pedersen & Ben Platt, principal vocalists; Jason Robert Brown & Jeffrey Lesser, producers; Jason Robert Brown, composer & lyricist (2023 Broadway Cast)
Shucked – Brandy Clark, Jason Howland, Shane McAnally & Billy Jay Stein, producers; Brandy Clark & Shane McAnally, composers/lyricists (Original Broadway Cast)
Some Like It Hot – Christian Borle, J. Harrison Ghee, Adrianna Hicks & NaTasha Yvette Williams, principal vocalists; Mary-Mitchell Campbell, Bryan Carter, Scott M. Riesett, Charlie Rosen & Marc Shaiman, producers; Scott Wittman, lyricist; Marc Shaiman, composer & lyricist (Original Broadway Cast) – WINNER
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street – Annaleigh Ashford & Josh Groban, principal vocalists; Thomas Kail & Alex Lacamoire, producers (Stephen Sondheim, composer & lyricist) (2023 Broadway Cast)

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