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The Best Grammy-Nominated Country Albums of the 2010s

Updated October 13, 2018 471 votes 83 voters

Country artists might just be the new pop stars. Since 2010, some of the biggest names in the music industry belong to that genre: Miranda Lambert, Dierks Bentley, and Jason Aldean, just to name a few. These stars number among the nominees and winners for the Grammy Award for Best Country Album, musicians that have gone boot-toe to boot-toe with their fellow superstars.

What artists will you find on this list of the best country albums of the 2010s? Before officially switching to pop with 1989, Taylor Swift dominated the country awards circuit. She won the Grammy for Best Country Album in 2010 for Fearless. Trio Lady Antebellum has become popular with country music fans and Grammy voters, as has Kacey Musgraves, the singer-songwriter behind the 2014 hit Same Trailer Different Park.

Zac Brown Band's jamming style took the Grammys by storm and earned the group a trophy in 2013 for Uncaged. Other fan-favorite recordings featured on this 2010s country albums list include Tim McGraw's Two Lanes of Freedom and Traveller by Chris Stapleton.

It's your turn to decide which of these best 2010s album nominees deserves the top spot on this list. Vote your favorite Grammy-nominated release up to number one.
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  • Speak Now1
    22
    8

    Speak Now

    Taylor Swift
    Nominated in 2012.
  • Red2
    16
    5

    Red

    Taylor Swift
    Nominated in 2014.
  • Platinum3
    15
    11

    Platinum

    Miranda Lambert
    Won in 2015.
  • Same Trailer Different Park4
    11
    6
    Won in 2014.
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  • Fearless5
    10
    5

    Fearless

    Taylor Swift
    Won in 2010.
  • Own the Night6
    11
    6

    Own the Night

    Lady Antebellum
    Won in 2012.
  • Pageant Material7
    7
    5

    Pageant Material

    Kacey Musgraves
    Nominated in 2016.
  • Traveller8
    8
    7

    Traveller

    Chris Stapleton
    Won in 2016.
  • Need You Now9
    5
    3

    Need You Now

    Lady Antebellum
    Won in 2011.
  • Revolution10
    9
    9

    Revolution

    Miranda Lambert
    Nominated in 2011.
  • Uncaged11
    6
    6

    Uncaged

    Zac Brown Band
    Won in 2013.
  • 12 Stories12
    7
    8

    12 Stories

    Brandy Clark
    Nominated in 2015.
  • The Blade13
    7
    8

    The Blade

    Ashley Monroe
    Nominated in 2016.
  • My Kinda Party14
    8
    12

    My Kinda Party

    Jason Aldean
    Nominated in 2012.
  • Chief15
    4
    7

    Chief

    Eric Church
    Nominated in 2012.
  • Four the Record16
    5
    2

    Four the Record

    Miranda Lambert
    Nominated in 2013.
  • Pain Killer17
    4
    7

    Pain Killer

    Little Big Town
    Nominated in 2016.
  • Night Train18
    4
    7

    Night Train

    Jason Aldean
    Nominated in 2014.
  • Red River Blue19
    2
    4

    Red River Blue

    Blake Shelton
    Nominated in 2012.
  • Hunter Hayes20
    2
    4

    Hunter Hayes

    Hunter Hayes
    Nominated in 2013.
  • Two Lanes of Freedom21
    2
    4
    Nominated in 2014.
  • The Outsiders22
    2
    4

    The Outsiders

    Eric Church
    Nominated in 2015.
  • Riser23
    2
    4

    Riser

    Dierks Bentley
    Nominated in 2015.
  • Defying Gravity24
    8
    14

    Defying Gravity

    Keith Urban
    Nominated in 2010.
  • Montevallo25
    0
    4

    Montevallo

    Sam Hunt
    Nominated in 2016.