2017 Grammy Awards Predictions: The Boot Readers vs. Staff
Music's Biggest Night -- the Grammys -- is just around the corner, and The Boot's readers and staff have made their winners predictions.
The 2017 Grammy Awards will feature nine country-, Americana-, bluegrass- and folk-specific categories, as well as a number of other-genre and all-genre categories in which country artists are competing. Among this year's nominees are Kelsea Ballerini, Maren Morris, Sturgill Simpson, Keith Urban, Brandy Clark, the Avett Brothers, Miranda Lambert and more.
Below, find out who The Boot's readers think will take home each award at the 2017 Grammys, and how their predictions compare to our staff's guesses. We'll update this post with the real winners as they are announced, as a fun comparison.
The 59th annual Grammy Awards will take place in Los Angeles on Feb. 12. The Late Late Show host James Corden will host the televised ceremony, which will begin at 8PM ET on CBS; the pre-telecast Premiere Ceremony will begin at 3:30PM ET and be available to stream online.
The Boot will be staying up late covering the most buzzed-about country winners, fashion and moments at the 2017 Grammy Awards. Readers can watch along with us by checking back to TheBoot.com for the latest Grammys headlines, liking The Boot on Facebook and following The Boot on Twitter.
2017 Grammy Awards Winners Predictions: Readers vs. Staff
Best Country Album
Readers: Big Day in a Small Town, Brandy Clark
Staff: A Sailor's Guide to Earth, Sturgill Simpson
Best Country Song
Readers: “Blue Ain’t Your Color,” Keith Urban (Clint Lagerberg, Hillary Lindsey & Steven Lee Olsen)
Staff: “Humble and Kind,” Tim McGraw (Lori McKenna)
Best Country Solo Performance
Readers: “Love Can Go to Hell,” Brandy Clark
Staff: “Vice,” Miranda Lambert
Best Country Duo / Group Performance
Readers: “Think of You,” Chris Young With Cassadee Pope
Staff: “Different for Girls,” Dierks Bentley With Elle King
Best Americana Album
Readers: Kid Sister, the Time Jumpers
Staff: True Sadness, the Avett Brothers
Best American Roots Song
Readers: “Kid Sister,” the Time Jumpers (Vince Gill)
Staff: “Alabama at Night,” Robbie Fulks (Robbie Fulks)
Best American Roots Performance
Readers: “Ain’t No Man,” the Avett Brothers
Staff: “Ain’t No Man,” the Avett Brothers
Best Bluegrass Album
Readers: Original Traditional, Blue Highway
Staff: Coming Home, O'Connor Band With Mark O'Connor
Best Folk Album
Readers: Undercurrent, Sarah Jarosz
Staff: Upland Stories, Robbie Fulks
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