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The Grammy for Best Country Song goes to Kacey Musgraves' Merry Go 'Round

Kacey Musgraves at the 2014 MusiCares Person of the Year Awards
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By Phyllis Pollack

The Grammy Award for the Best Country Song at the 56th Grammy Awards went to the Kacey Musgrave hit "Merry Go 'Round."

The song, a track from Musgraves' album Same Trailer Different Park, is released by Mercury Records.

The Grammy-winning song was co-written with Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne.

Another nominee in the Best Country Song category was the single "Begin Again" by Taylor Swift, who also wrote the track. The song was released by Big Machine Records. The publishing for the song is with Sony/ATV Tree Publishing, Taylor Swift Music.

"I Drive Your Truck" was also in the running. The highly publicized song was written by Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington & Jimmy Yeary. The track is from Brice's Hard 2 Love album.

Released by Curb Records, the track's music publishers for the album are Vistaville Music/Happy Tears Music/EMI Blackwood Music Inc./Watch This Girl Publishing/Great Day At This Music/Beattyville.

Miranda Lambert's Mama's Broken Heart was also nominated, penned by writers are Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally and Kacey Musgraves.

Mugraves famously gave the song to Lambert as a wedding gift when she married country singer Blake Shelton.

Its publishing is with the RCA Records Label Nashville; Publishers: Tunes Of Bigger Picture/Vista Loma Music/Crazy Water Music/Little Blue Egg/Kobalt Songs Music Publishing/Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp/351 Music.

Blake Shelton's "Mine Would Be Yours," a track from his Based On A True Story, was also in the category's running. It was conceived by the songwriting team Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington and Deric Ruttan. songwriters. The album's home is Warner Bros. Records.

The song's publishers are WB Music Corp/Doc And Maggie Music/Get A Load Of This Music/Vistaville Music/Happy Tears Music.

Phyllis Pollack is reporting Live from the Grammy Awards.

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