Chad’s Grammy Awards Preview
Music’s biggest night is coming up Sunday! It’s the 54th annual GRAMMY Awards and this year’s show is going to be country strong. Not only are country artists nominated in some big categories, the list of performers is loaded up with some of country’s superstars. Read on and I’ll tell you who’s nominated and who’s singing live during the show.
A few years back the GRAMMY’s really scaled back on the number of categories they give awards for. And, consequently, country music basically has four major categories. And here are the nominees in each.
BEST COUNTRY SOLO PERFORMANCE
Dirt Road Anthem- Jason Aldean
I’m Gonna Love You Through It- Martina McBride
Honey Bee- Blake Shelton
Mean- Taylor Swift
Mama’s Song- Carrie Underwood
BEST COUNTRY DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE
Don’t You Wanna Stay- Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson
You And Tequila- Kenny Chesney and Grace Potter
Barton Hollow- The Civil Wars
Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not- Thompson Square
BEST COUNTRY SONG (which goes to the songwriters)
Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not- Jim Collins & David Lee Murphy
God Gave Me You- Dave Barnes
Just Fishin’- Casey Beathard, Monty Criswell, & Ed Hill
Mean- Taylor Swift
Threaten Me With Heaven- Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Will Owsley and Dillon O’Brian
You And Tequila- Matraca Berg & Deana Carter
BEST COUNTRY ALBUM
My Kinda Party- Jason Aldean
Chief- Eric Church
Own The Night- Lady Antebellum
Red River Blue- Blake Shelton
Here For A Good Time- George Strait
Speak Now- Taylor Swift
And we have to give a special shout-out to The Band Perry who are nominated for BEST NEW ARTIST!!
So, who’s going to perform? Take a look!
COUNTRY ACTS SCHEDULE TO PERFORM
Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson
Carrie Underwood w/ Tony Bennett
The Civil Wars
and there will be a special tribute to Glen Campbell featuring Blake Shelton, The Band Perry and Glen himself!
OTHER ACTS SCHEDULED TO PERFORM
The Beach Boys
Coldplay w/ Rihanna
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
The 54th annual GRAMMY Awards air at 7pm CST on CBS live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles!