POLL: Who Should Win Best Country Duo / Group Performance at the 2016 Grammy Awards?
The Brothers Osborne, comprised of real-life brothers TJ and John Osborne, released the song “Stay a Little Longer” as a single in 2015. The song was originally on the duo’s EP, but for the single, the brothers re-recorded the track with Jay Joyce — and that did the trick. “Stay a Little Longer” peaked at No. 5 on Billboard‘s Hot Country Songs chart and hit No. 1 on the Country Airplay chart.
“If I Needed You” from husband-and-wife duo Joey + Rory was a surprise nomination, but one that’s wholeheartedly deserved. This nod is Joey + Rory’s first at the Grammys.
“The Driver” is Charles Kelley‘s debut solo single, but it earned a Best Country Duo / Group Performance nod because it features Dierks Bentley and Eric Paslay. The song is the title track of Kelley’s upcoming debut solo album; he calls it a “Crosby, Stills and Nash story song.”
Little Big Town‘s “Girl Crush” was one of 2015’s most talked-about songs: The single is sung from the point of view of a woman wishing to be as close to her ex as his new love gets to be — and while a few of the lyrics received some backlash, the response opened up a wider conversation about homosexuality and country music. LBT benefited from the publicity, with “Girl Crush” becoming their longest-running No. 1 single and receiving much acclaim.
“Lonely Tonight” was recorded for Blake Shelton‘s eighth studio album, Bringing Back the Sunshine, and also features the gorgeous vocals of country singer Ashley Monroe. The song peaked at No. 1, giving Shelton his 14th consecutive chart-topping hit, and has since been certified gold.
Who should win Best Country Duo / Group Performance at the 2016 Grammy Awards? Vote below as often as once an hour until 11:59PM ET on Feb. 11; we’ll tabulate the results and use them for our winners predictions.
The 2016 Grammy Awards will air live on CBS on Feb. 15 beginning at 8PM ET.
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