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Encyclopedia > Grammy Award for Best Country Song

The Grammy Award for Best Country Song (sometimes known as the Country Songwriter's Award) has been awarded since 1965. The award is given to the writer of the song.


There have been several minor changes to the name of the award:

  • From 1965 to 1968 it was known as Best Country & Western Song
  • From 1969 to 1983 it was awarded as Best Country Song
  • In 1984 it was awarded as Best New Country Song
  • From 1985 to the present it has again been awarded as Best Country Song

Years reflect the year in which the Grammy Awards were presented, for music released in the previous year.

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Marty Robbins - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (336 words)
His musical accomplishments include the first Grammy Award ever for a country song, for his 1959 hit, and signiture song, "El Paso".
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Between recording songs and touring, Marty Robbins was an avid race car driver, competing in NASCAR with the best stock car drivers in the world including at the Daytona 500.
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