POLL: Who Should Win Best Country Duo / Group Performance at the 2017 Grammy Awards?
The 2017 Grammy Awards are just around the corner, and this year, four duos and one super collaboration will be vying for a win in the Best Country Duo / Group Performance category. Who do you think should win?
Chris Young enlisted the help of his friend and fellow country singer Cassadee Pope for his single “Think of You,” and the result is a soulful duet about the pain of breaking up. His 2017 Best Country Duo / Group Performance nod is Young’s second Grammys nomination, after receiving one in 2010 for Best Male Country Vocal Performance — but It’s a first for Pope, who shared her excitement on Instagram.
With one listen to Pentatonix and Dolly Parton‘s remix of the country icon’s 1973 hit “Jolene,” you’ll agree: The talented a cappella group and one of the best country singers of all time are a match made in musical heaven. This Grammys nod is the third for Pentatonix, and it could be their third win as well; as for Parton, this nomination is her 47th and could be her eighth win.
Brothers Osborne landed their second Grammys nomination in 2017, with their single “21 Summer” up in this category. The recently crowned CMA Vocal Duo of the Year released the track last February, garnering praise for its Jackson Browne-inspired instrumentation and thoughtful lyrics centered around the loss of a first love.
With his July release of “Setting the World on Fire,” Kenny Chesney teamed up with Pink for a song that celebrates the excitement and grandiosity of falling in love. All about letting go of anxiety and falling into something “bigger than you are” (according to Chesney), the track gave Chesney his fourth Grammys nod and Pink her 17th.
Last but certainly not least in the Best Country Duo / Group Performance category comes the reigning CMA Musical Event of the Year from Dierks Bentley and pop-rock singer Elle King: “Different for Girls” brings the duo together to reveal how differently men and women deal with breakups. Bentley is somewhat fearless in approaching heartache from a woman’s perspective, and the addition of King’s raw vocals adds a unique vulnerability to the song. This Grammys nom is the 13th for Bentley and the third for King.
Who should win Best Country Duo / Group Performance at the 2017 Grammy Awards? Vote for your pick in the poll below as often as once an hour until 11:59PM ET on Feb. 9; we’ll tabulate the results and use them for our winners predictions.
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.
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