Willie Nelson Wins Best Country Album at 2023 Grammys

Willie Nelson has won the award for Best Country Album at the 2023 Grammys. A Beautiful Time won over albums by Maren Morris (Humble Quest), Luke Combs (Growin’ Up), Miranda Lambert (Palomino), and Ashley McBryde (Ashley McBryde Presents: Lindeville). Nelson was not at the ceremony to accept his award.

Nelson released A Beautiful Time in April 2022—the same day as his 89th birthday. “Live Forever” from the album won Nelson the 2022 Grammy for Best Country Solo Performance, competing against songs by Zach Bryan, Maren Morris, Miranda Lambert, and Kelsea Ballerini. Nelson’s recording of “I’ll Love You Til the Day I Die,” which Chris Stapleton co-wrote with Rodney Crowell, was also nominated for Best Country Song.

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