Little Big Town, Sturgill Simpson to Perform at 2017 Grammy Awards
Little Big Town and Sturgill Simpson are among the all-star acts who will perform at the upcoming 2017 Grammy Awards. The country quartet and the Americana star were among the acts announced in a press release on Thursday (Feb. 2).
Little Big Town are two-time previous Grammy winners, while Simpson is nominated twice at the 2017 awards show for his album A Sailor's Guide to Earth, for Best Country Album and in the all-genre category of Album of the Year.
Two-time current Grammy nominee William Bell and Grammy winner Gary Clark, Jr., have also been added to the 2017 Grammy Award performers, along with current seven-time Grammy nominee Chance the Rapper.
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"It's important to the Recording Academy that the Grammy stage showcases artists across all disciplines and genres, and we take pride in our ability to elevate the best in music while, at the same time, introducing audiences to sounds and songs they’d previously not heard," says Neil Portnow, President and CEO of the Recording Academy. "As fans' access to music has increased, so has their appetite for variety expanded. This year's lineup already reflects that -- and we're still not done!"
Among the all-star acts from across all genres slated to appear, Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood will team up for a special performance, and Maren Morris will perform a duet with Alicia Keys at the 59th annual Grammy Awards. The ceremony is set to air live on Sunday, Feb. 12 at 8PM ET on CBS, hosted by late night host James Corden.
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