Grammys 2012: Photos From The Show and Backstage
Billboard's 2011 Woman of the Year, Taylor Swift, went for a folksy, Appalachian vibe for her performance of "Mean."

Emotion reigned supreme at the Grammy Awards on Sunday, from the dramatic return and triumph of Adele to Jennifer Hudson's stunning tribute to Whitney Houston. Nashville was well represented as well, with some of the biggest stars in country music making appearances.


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Reba McEntire, Lady Antebellum, Dierks Bentley and Miranda Lambert were among the presenters on the show, while Carrie Underwood performed "It Had To Be You" with the legendary Tony Bennett. Jason Aldean partnered up with Kelly Clarkson for their crossover hit "Don't You Wanna Stay."

Blake Shelton and The Band Perry took part in the evening's tribute to Glen Campbell, one of the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winners (which also included country legend George Jones). Shelton performed Campbell's 1977 crossover hit "Southern Nights," while The Band Perry turned in a nice cover of "Gentle On My Mind." Campbell took to the stage himself to perform his signature record, "Rhinestone Cowboy." The singer, in the midst of his farewell tour, had most of the audience on their feet during the performance -- including Sir Paul McCartney, who was captured on camera singing along with the classic.

The evening's big winner in the country field was none other than Taylor Swift, who added two more Grammy trophies to her collection -- for "Mean," which won for Best Country Song and Best Country Solo Performance. She also performed the song on the show.

The Civil Wars, a critically-acclaimed duo that Swift has been a champion of, beat out formidable competition such as Aldean and Clarkson for Best Country Duo / Group Performance for "Barton Hollow," the title cut from their album, which also netted the Best Folk Album trophy.

Lady Antebellum took home the Best Country Album prize for "Own The Night."

In other roots-related categories, Levon Helm won Best Americana Album for his "Ramble At The Ryman" set, while Alison Krauss and Union Station's "Paper Airplane" won for Best Bluegrass Album -- her 27th Grammy, which is a record for a female vocalist.