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Taylor Swift and The Civil Wars are the big country winners at the 54th annual Grammy Awards.  Taylor captured two categories for her hit "Mean," which she also performed during the ceremony.  Taylor shared how meaningful it was to be honored for the track as she picked up her awards during the pre-televised portion of the event.

Swift was also up for Best Country Album with "Speak Now," but the honor went to Lady Antebellum's "Own The Night."  New duo The Civil Wars are also a two-time winner.  They got the nod for Best Country Duo/Group Performance with the title track to their album "Barton Hollow," which was also named Best Folk Album.  Alison Krauss added to her record number of Grammys for a female artist, earning her 27th career Grammy for the album "Paper Airplane."

First time nominee Jason Aldean left empty handed.  He was up for three awards, but lost one each to Taylor, The Civil Wars, and Lady Antebellum.  But Jason still took part in the event, performing the nominated hit "Don't You Wanna Stay" with Kelly Clarkson during the show.  Glen Campbell was featured in a special performance segment honoring him as a Lifetime Achievement Award winner that also featured Blake Shelton and The Band Perry.  The 54th annual Grammy Awards were presented in a ceremony in Los Angeles, and aired on CBS February 12, 2012.

Select winners from the 54th annual Grammy Awards

Record of the Year
"Rolling in the Deep," Adele

Album of the Year
"21," Adele

Song of the Year
"Rolling in the Deep," Adele

Best New Artist
Bon Iver

Best Country Album
"Own The Night," Lady Antebellum

Best Country Solo Performance
"Mean," Taylor Swift

Best Country Duo/Group Performance
"Barton Hollow," The Civil Wars

Best Country Song
"Mean," Taylor Swift

Best Americana Album
"Ramble At The Ryman," Levon Helm

Best Bluegrass Album
"Paper Airplane," Alison Krauss & Union Station

Best Folk Album
"Barton Hollow," The Civil Wars

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
"Paper Airplane," Alison Krauss + Union Station
Neal Cappellino & Mike Shipley, engineers; Brad Blackwood, mastering engineer


Visit Grammy.com for a complete list of winners and more about the 54th Grammy Awards.

 

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