Thursday, February 2, 2012

Grammy Winner Predictions: Country

Best Country Album
Will Win - Taylor Swift "Speak Now"
Could Win - Jason Aldean "My Kinda Party" or Lady Antebellum "Own the Night"
Should Win - Aldean
Commentary - Jason Aldean probably is the best of the bunch, and while I think he has a shot at winning, he will face stiff competition from two previous Grammy darlins. Lady Antebellum's latest effort doesn't have half the quality or buzz as its last one, but the lingering love for them could help them out. That being said, Swift had the biggest album of the year in country music, and actually decent critical reception. I say she takes the prize.

Best Country Solo Performance
Will Win - Taylor Swift "Mean"
Could Win - Jason Aldean "Dirt Road Anthem"
Should Win - Blake Shelton "Honey Bee"
Commentary - These awards in the categories tend to have a sweeping effect, so once again it seems to come down between Swift and Aldean, although Shelton would be a nice choice. Unless they decide to spread the love around, my money is once again on Swift.

Best Country Song
Will Win - Taylor Swift "Mean"
Could Win - Blake Shelton "God Gave Me You"
Commentary - Even if Aldean gets the top two awards, my guess is that the supposed song-writing prowless of Swift (debatable) will be enough to win this one easily.

Best Country Duo/Group Performance
Will Win - Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson "Don't You Wanna Stay"
Should Win/Could Win - The Civil Wars "Barton Fink"
Commentary - Aldean will most likely not go home empty handed anyway, as he and Clarkson's duo is a huge country hit, and many thought it was in contention for general nominations. The Civil Wars could disrupt that, but the names alone of Aldean and Clarkson will most likely be too big to ignore.


  1. trust me...Swift will only win 1 or nothing in country categories...

  2. Who do you think will win instead?