2023 Grammy Awards: Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde Make History for Women in Country Music

The 2023 Grammy Awards took place on February 5th.  Luke Combs, Chris Stapleton, and Kacey Musgraves all took the stage to perform during the broadcast on CBS.

Combs made his debut Grammy performance and sang his latest single, “Going Going Gone.”

Kacey Musgraves paid tribute to the late Loretta Lynn, while Stapleton teamed up with Stevie Wonder to honor Smokey Robinson and Barry Gordy. 

Country legend Willie Nelson won two Grammys for Best Country Album for A Beautiful Time and Best Solo Country Performance for “Live Forever,” though he wasn’t there to pick them up.

Matt Rogers and Ben Stennis won Best Country Song (songwriters award)for Cody Johnson’s “‘Til You Can’t.

And Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde picked up the Best Country Duo or Group Performance for “Never Wanted to Be That Girl.”

Backstage after the win, Ashley shared that she and Carly made a little Grammy history as they were the first two women to win the award for Best Country Duo/Group Performance.