Kelsea Ballerini, John Legend Join List of Performers for Upcoming Grammys

Kelsea Ballerini, Lukas Graham, Demi Lovato, Andra Day, Tori Kelly, Cynthia Erivo, and John Legend are the latest artists to join the list of artists who will be performing on the 59th Annual Grammy Awards Feb. 12. Ballerini and Graham will be making their Grammy debuts on this year’s show, while Lovato, Day, and Kelly will join previously-announced Little Big Town in a celebration of the music of the Bee Gees and Saturday Night Fever‘s 40th anniversary. Legend and Erivo will join forces for a special in memoriam performance of those lost during the past year.

Nashville artists will be well-represented at this year’s show, with Maren Morris, Sturgill Simpson, Carrie Underwood, Little Big Town, and Keith Urban all performing on the telecast, along with Ballerini, who is nominated for Best New Artist.

Ballerini and Morris are both nominated for the all-genre Best New Artist honor, while Morris is additionally nominated for Best Country Solo Performance for “My Church,” Best Country Song as a co-writer on “My Church” (along with busbee), and Best Country Album (for Hero).

Simpson is nominated in the all-genre Best Album category (for A Sailor’s Guide To Earth), as well as Best Country Album, for the same project.

Underwood is nominated for Best Country Solo Performance for “Church Bells,” while Urban is nominated for Best Country Solo Performance for “Blue Ain’t Your Color.” That track is also up for Best Country Song, while Urban’s Ripcord is up for Best Country Album.

The show is set to air Feb. 12 on CBS-TV at 8 p.m. ET.




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