Everything You Need To Know About The Grammy’s

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55TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS: WHAT TO KNOW

The 55th Annual Grammy Awards air live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles’ at 7PM Central on CBS Sunday (2/10). Here are a few things to watch for:

  • Taylor Swift is opening the show with what’s rumored to be a pretty huge performance!
  • Dierks Bentley and tourmate Miranda Lambert will perform together, something they’ve been teasing on Twitter over the past couple weeks.
  • Carrie Underwood is performing, but the Grammys are tight lipped on what she’ll sing. Our guess is her new single “Two Black Cadillacs.”
  • Zac Brown will join a group of artists including Elton John and Mavis Staples for a tribute to the lateLevon Helm.
  • In a last-minute announcement, Hunter Hayes is added to the lineup of performances. He’s up for three awards!
  • Tim McGraw and Faith Hill will present an award during the show, along with four-time Grammy winnerKeith Urban.
  • Friend of country artists LL Cool J is hosting the show. By the way, sources tell us he recently spent some time in the studio with Brad Paisley.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • CBS reportedly issued a “wardrobe advisory” prior to this weekend’s show requesting attendees’ “buttocks and female breasts are adequately covered.”
  • Ads for Sunday’s Grammy Awards sold for an all-time record $900,000 for some 30-second spots.
  • The 2012 Grammys was the second most-watched, according to Nielsen, with 39.9-million viewers.
  • Last year’s Grammys recorded 13-million tweets and Facebook messages during the telecast.
  • The record for the most nominations without ever winning a Grammy Award goes to Brian McKnight with 16
  • The first Grammy ceremony consisted of 28 categories. Today, more than 100 Grammys are awarded, with the majority handed out prior to the televised portion.
  • At 14 years old, LeAnn Rimes was the youngest person to receive a GrammyGeorge Burns was the oldest at 94.

Sources: BlueFin LabsNielsenXfinity.com, DeadlineTV

 

CATEGORIES WITH COUNTRY NOMINEES

Best Country Solo Performance

“Home” – Dierks Bentley

“Springsteen” – Eric Church

“Cost of Livin’” – Ronnie Dunn

“Wanted” – Hunter Hayes

“Over” – Blake Shelton

“Blown Away” – Carrie Underwood

Best Country Duo/Group Performance

“Even If It Breaks Your Heart” – Eli Young Band

“Pontoon” – Little Big Town

“Safe & Sound” – Taylor Swift & The Civil Wars

“On The Outskirts of Town” – The Time Jumpers

“I Just Came Here For The Music” – Don Williams feat. Alison Krauss

Best Country Song

“Blown Away” – Josh Kear & Chris Tompkins, songwriters (Carrie Underwood)

“Cost of Livin’” – Phillip Coleman & Ronnie Dunn, songwriters (Ronnie Dunn)

“Even If It Breaks Your Heart” – Will Hoge & Eric Paslay, songwriters (Eli Young Band)

“So You Don’t Have to Love Me Anymore” – Jay Knowles & Adam Wright, songwriters (Alan Jackson)

“Springsteen” – Eric Church, Jeff Hyde & Ryan Tyndell, songwriters (Eric Church)

Best Country Album

Uncaged – Zac Brown Band

Hunter Hayes – Hunter Hayes

Living for a Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran – Jamey Johnson

Four the Record – Miranda Lambert

The Time Jumpers – The Time Jumpers

Record of the Year

“Lonely Boy” – The Black Keys

“Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” – Kelly Clarkson

“We Are Young” – Fun. feat. Janelle Monáe

“Somebody That I Used To Know” – Gotye feat. Kimbra

“Thinkin Bout You” – Frank Ocean

“We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” – Taylor Swift

Best New Artist

Alabama Shakes

Fun.

Hunter Hayes

The Lumineers

Frank Ocean

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