Lady Antebellum, Taylor Swift, & Civil Wars Lead 2012 Grammy Winners

Last Night's Grammy Awards seemed to be more about what was real than what is manufactured as artists like Adele, Bon Iver, The Civil Wars and Foo Fighters took home multiple awards. Read on to see how the Country categories fared last night.

The Civil Wars, a true independent band, took home two separate awards for Best Folk Album for the Barton Hollow album and one award in the Best country, Duo or collaboration performance category for the song “Barton Hollow.” Joy Williams said “Oh, my word, hello!” in a pre-televised ceremony. Band partner John Paul White said “I just lost a bet,” and added, “Word of mouth is why we’re here.” The duo later performed a short version of “Barton Hollow” while also introducing Taylor Swift, their new BFF (and singing partner on “Safe and Sound.”

Taylor won two more Grammy awards, these for her deeply personal “Mean,” a song she admits she wrote with one particular critic in mind after he criticized her relentlessly over her Grammy and other award show performances in the past (she nailed the performance during this show). Alison Krauss & Union Station picked up the Best Bluegrass album for Paper Airplane while Levon Helm rounded out the country/roots category with Ramble at the Ryman taking home the Best Americana Album.

Country’s Grammy Award Winners:

Lady Antebellum won the Best country Album award with “Own The Night.”

Taylor Swift won Best Country Solo Performance for “Mean.”

Taylor Swift won Best Country Song (a songwriter award) for “Mean.”

The Civil Wars – Best Country Duo/Group/Collaboration Performance for “Barton Hollow” track

The Civil Wars for Best Folk Album with “Barton Hollow”

Alison Krauss & Union Station for Best Bluegrass Album with “Paper Airplane”

Levon Helm for Best Americana Album with “Ramble at the Ryman”