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The Grammys 2017

Lori McKenna wins songwriting honors at the Grammys

Lori McKenna earned the Grammy for best country song for writing Tim McGraw’s “Humble and Kind.”
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Lori McKenna earned the Grammy for best country song for writing Tim McGraw’s “Humble and Kind.”

Lori McKenna is bringing home Grammy gold.

The acclaimed singer-songwriter, of Stoughton, won best country song for her work penning Tim McGraw’s country anthem “Humble and Kind.” The win marks her second consecutive triumph in the category. Last year, McKenna was similarly awarded as one of three writers for Little Big Town’s hit track “Girl Crush.”

The artist’s solo album “The Bird and the Rifle” was itself Grammy-nominated this year, in the best Americana album category, but William Bell’s “This Is Where I Live” ultimately took that trophy.

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McKenna isn’t the only Grammy winner with strong Massachusetts ties.

Texan folk singer Sarah Jarosz, a graduate of New England Conservatory in Boston, emerged victorious in two categories this year: best folk album (for her fourth record, “Undercurrent,” the artist’s first to feature all-original material) and best American roots performance (for “House of Mercy,” that album’s lead single). In his review of that record, Globe correspondent Steve Morse called the singer’s voice “shimmering” and, comparing the sound to that of Simon & Garfunkel, wrote that “Jarosz often conveys a poetic fragility.”

Isaac Feldberg can be reached at isaac.feldberg@globe.com, or on Twitter at @i_feldberg.