Country, Classic & Contemporary, Will Be Center Stage At The GRAMMY’S

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TONIGHT is Music’s Biggest Night!

Here’s a rundown of what country fans can expect at the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards…

Performers:
A handful of country music artists are slated to take the stage during tonight’s telecast. Performing a tribute to their home states of Texas and Oklahoma will be Merle Haggard, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson and Blake Shelton. Kacey Musgraves, Taylor Swift, and Keith Urban will also perform. Hunter Hayes‘ performance will be a little extra special as he will take the stage to debut his brand new single, “Invisible.”

It’s also been confirmed that superstar Miranda Lambert will perform alongside Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong during the show. The pair will honor the memory of Phil Everly with a special duet.

Presenters:
Among the star-studded list of presenters that includes Ryan Seacrest, Neil Patrick Harris, Jamie Foxx, and Steven Tyler, three-time GRAMMY winner Zac Brown and Martina McBride are set to present.

Nominees:
See the complete list of country music nominees below.

BEST COUNTRY SOLO PERFORMANCE
“I Drive Your Truck”
Lee Brice
Track from: Hard 2 Love
Label: Curb Records

“I Want Crazy”
Hunter Hayes
Track from: Hunter Hayes (Encore)
Label: Atlantic

“Mama’s Broken Heart”
Miranda Lambert
Label: RCA Records Label Nashville

“Wagon Wheel”
Darius Rucker
Track from: True Believers
Label: Capitol Records Nashville

“Mine Would Be You:
Blake Shelton
Track from: Based On A True Story…
Label: Warner Bros. Records

BEST COUNTRY DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE
“From This Valley”
The Civil Wars
Track from: The Civil Wars
Label: Sensibility Recordings / Columbia Records

“Don’t Rush”
Kelly Clarkson Featuring Vince Gill
Track from: Greatest Hits: Chapter One
Label: RCA Records / 19 Recordings Limited

“Your Side Of The Bed”
Little Big Town
Track from: Tornado
Label: Capitol Records Nashville

“Highway Don’t Care”
Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift & Keith Urban
Label: Big Machine Records

“You Can’t Make Old Friends”
Kenny Rogers With Dolly Parton
Label: Warner Music Nashville

BEST COUNTRY SONG
“Begin Again”
Taylor Swift, songwriter (Taylor Swift)
Label: Big Machine Records; Publishers: Sony/ATV Tree Publishing/Taylor Swift Music

“I Drive Your Truck”
Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington & Jimmy Yeary, songwriters (Lee Brice)
Track from: Hard 2 Love
Label: Curb Records; Publishers: Vistaville Music/Happy Tears Music/EMI Blackwood Music Inc./Watch This Girl Publishing/Great Day At This Music/Beattyville Music

“Mama’s Broken Heart”
Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally & Kacey Musgraves, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)
Label: RCA Records Label Nashville; Publishers: Tunes Of Bigger Picture/Vista Loma Music/Crazy Water Music/Little Blue Egg/Kobalt Songs Music Publishing/Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp/351 Music

“Merry Go ‘Round”
Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves & Josh Osborne, songwriters (Kacey Musgraves)
Track from: Same Trailer Different Park
Label: Mercury Records

“Mine Would Be You”
Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington & Deric Ruttan, songwriters (Blake Shelton)
Track from: Based On A True Story…
Label: Warner Bros. Records; Publishers: WB Music Corp/Doc And Maggie Music/Get A Load Of This Music/Vistaville Music/Happy Tears Music

BEST COUNTRY ALBUM

Night Train
Jason Aldean
Label: Broken Bow Records

Two Lanes Of Freedom
Tim McGraw
Label: Big Machine Records

Same Trailer Different Park
Kacey Musgraves
Label: Mercury Records

Based On A True Story
Blake Shelton
Label: Warner Bros. Records

Red
Taylor Swift
Label: Big Machine Records

BEST NEW ARTIST

James Blake
Kendrick Lamar
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Kacey Musgraves
Ed Sheeran

Be sure to tune in to the GRAMMY Awards tonight on CBS from 8 – 11:30 p.m ET/PT.

-Via Country Music is Love

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