The 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards are underway, and several Country artists have already been named winners. The Recording Academy held its pre-telecast awards ceremony this afternoon to hand out 70 trophies prior to the prime-time telecast on CBS.
During the ceremony, Hillary Scott and her family were awarded the GRAMMY for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album for their collaborative album, Love Remains. Scott also took home the award for Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song for her song “Thy Will,” co-written with Bernie Herms and Emily Weisband.
One of the most surprising wins of the day was when Sturgill Simpson beat out Keith Urban, Maren Morris, Loretta Lynn and Brandy Clark in the Best Country Album category for his self-produced release, A Sailor’s Guide to Earth.
See the full list of GRAMMY winners from the pre-telecast below…
Best American Roots Song – “Kid Sister” Vince Gill, songwriter (The Time Jumpers)
Best Country Album – A Sailor’s Guide to Earth; Sturgill Simpson
Best Country Song – “Humble and Kind”; Lori McKenna, songwriter (Tim McGraw)
Best Roots Gospel Album – Hymns; Joey + Rory #GRAMMYs
Best Contemporary Christian Music Album – Love Remains; Hillary Scott& The Scott Family
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album – Summertime:Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin; Willie Nelson
The 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards begin at 8/7c on CBS. James Corden, of The Late Late Show, will host the festivities.