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Musgraves wins Album of the Year, 4 Grammys total

Sunday, February 10, 2019 – Kacey Musgraves won four Grammys, including the biggest one of the night - Album of the Year for "Golden Hour."

"Oh My God," she said twice in winning the Album of the Year. "I don't even know what to say."

"It's really crazy, but I'm very thankful," adding "I know winning this doesn't make my album better than anyone else's in this category.

"To me, it's all about the songs," she said.

Musgraves won Best Country Album for "Golden Hour." "I never dreamed that this record would be met with such love, such warmth, such positivity. " Musgraves also thanked her husband, Ruston Kelly. "I really don't think I would have had this album if I hadn't met you."

Musgraves took Best Country Song for "Space Cowboy" and "Best Country Solo Performance for "Butterflies."

Carlilie's "By the Way, I Forgive You," was Best Americana Album. Carlile's "The Joke" was Best American Roots Song and Best Americana Roots Performance.

Dan + Shay won Best Country Duo/Group Performance for "Tequila." The duo performed the song during the live portion of the show. Willie Nelson's tribute to Frank Sinatra, "My Way," took home Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album.

Punch Brothers won Best Folk Album for "All Ashore."

The Travelin' McCourys self-titled release was awarded Best Bluegrass Album.

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