Artist Updates (1/9/13)

grammy logo1Taylor Swift, the Black Keys, FUN., Mumford & Sons and Rihanna are the first performers announced for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards telecast, which will air on Feb. 10 on CBS. Swift is up for three Grammys, including Record of the Year, Best Song Written for Visual Media and Best Country Duo/Group Performance. LL COOL J will be host for the event. Additional performers, presenters and special segments will be announced in the coming weeks. For MusicRow’s list of nominees, click here.

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Ke$ha for Musicians On Call.

Musicians On Call announced that Ke$ha will be the headline performing act at the organization’s Presidential Inaugural Charity Benefit at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. The Jan. 21st, invitation-only event will help raise money to expand the organization’s Bedside Performance Program to other cities. The red carpet evening is produced and sponsored by the RIAA. Currently, the organization is based in New York with branches in Los Angeles, Miami, Philadelphia, Nashville and Washington, D.C. Click here for more information.

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Black Crowes. Credit: Rod Synder

Black Crowes. Photo: Rod Synder

The Black Crowes will bring their Lay Down With Number 13 world tour to Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium for a two-night engagement on April 20-21. The second evening (April 21) will mark the tour’s only acoustic show featuring yet-to-be-announced special guests. A limited number of VIP packages are available with ticket information here.

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