Best Country Album: 'A Sailor’s Guide to Earth' or 'Ripcord'? | The Tylt
Sturgill Simpson and Keith Urban are both up for Best Country Album at the Grammys. Simpson's "A Sailor's Guide to Earth" garnered a nod for Album of the Year, and some believe that makes him the country frontrunner. But let's not count out Urban's superstar—the acclaimed "Ripcord" is one of the top 10 best-selling country albums of 2016. So, who's going to win Best Country Album? 🎸
Best Country Album: 'A Sailor’s Guide to Earth' or 'Ripcord'?
It's Grammys season! And the Tylt is facing-off the best song performances, albums and artists in the top genre categories. The "Grammy face-offs" are chosen by a combination of popularity, impact, acclaim, rankings and/or amount sold. But ultimately with our head-to-head predictions, we want you to let us know who and what deserves to win in each category—before the Grammys air on Sunday, Feb. 12 at 8 p.m. ET.
Simpson has the acclaim, and Urban has a strong country presence and fanbase—who deserves to win Best Country Album at the Grammys?
Sometimes the underdog is recognized. Simpson's album received so much love from critics and the music industry that it garnered the alternative country artist an Album of the Year nod. While Album of the Year is a race between Bey and Adele, many predict that Simpson has Best Country Album on lock!
Urban has been nominated for Best Country Album twice before. "Be Here" lost to Loretta Lynn's "Van Lear Rose" in 2005, and Taylor Swift's "Fearless" beat Urban's "Defying Gravity" in 2010. Urban's long overdue for the award. And he has a best-selling album to back this up!
Urban experimented with his sound on "Ripcord," and it garnered him acclaim. Maybe Urban's critical success, ability to successfully take risks and popularity can snatch this award away from Simpson.
It's all about Simpson!
Urban's fans really want this for him.
Listen to "A Sailor's Guide to Earth" below.
Listen to "Ripcord" below.