With a new year comes awards season — and music fans have a big awards ceremony to look forward to: the Grammy Awards!
The Grammys will celebrate their 59th year in 2017, and the event will bring together artists of all genres to honor the best and the brightest in music as a whole. If you need to know when, where and how to catch the ceremony — not to mention which of your favorite country, Americana, bluegrass and folk artists you should be rooting for during it — read on.
When and Where Are the 2017 Grammy Awards?
The 2017 Grammy Awards are set to take place in Los Angeles on Feb. 12. The televised ceremony will begin at 8PM ET; the pre-telecast Premiere Ceremony will begin at 3:30PM ET and is scheduled to run until 6:30PM ET.
Where Can I Watch the 2017 Grammy Awards and the 2017 Grammy Awards Red Carpet?
The televised 2017 Grammy Awards ceremony will air live from LA’s Staples Center on CBS; the pre-telecast ceremony will be available to stream online via Grammy.com and CBS.com, as it happens at the Microsoft Theater at LA Live.
Red carpet coverage of the 2017 Grammy Awards will be available on Grammy.com as well.
Who’s Hosting the 2017 Grammy Awards?
The Late Late Show host James Corden will host the 2017 Grammy Awards’ televised ceremony. Comedian and actress Margaret Cho will host the Premiere Ceremony.
Who’s Nominated at the 2017 Grammy Awards?
Meghan Trainor revealed the 2017 Grammy Awards nominees for Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Best New Artist on CBS This Morning on Dec. 6; following that announcement, the Recording Academy shared nominations in all of the Grammy Awards’ 84 categories on Grammy.com.
Country nominees in the four all-genre categories in 2017 include Kelsea Ballerini (Best New Artist), Maren Morris (Best New Artist) and Sturgill Simpson (Album of the Year); in total, Morris earned four nods — Best Country Album and Best Country Song, in addition to Best New Artist — while Simpson also picked up a Best Country Album nom. Keith Urban, meanwhile, earned three nominations: Best Country Album, Best Country Song and Best Country Solo Performance, and Brandy Clark, the Avett Brothers, Miranda Lambert and more have multiple nods.
Readers can click here to see a full list of country, Americana, bluegrass and folk 2017 Grammy Awards nominees — and then discuss the surprises and snubs among the nods.
Who’s Going to Win at the 2017 Grammy Awards?
Who’s Performing at the 2017 Grammy Awards?
Country, Americana, bluegrass and folk fans will see a few familiar faces take the stage to perform during the 2017 Grammy Awards. Performers from these genres include:
- Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban: Urban and Underwood were among the first performers announced for the ceremony — and, it’s confirmed, they’ll be collaborating during the event, on Urban’s newest single, “The Fighter.”
- Maren Morris: Morris will be teaming up with Alicia Keys (again) at the ceremony. The country up-and-comers and the pop star previously collaborated for an episode of CMT’s Crossroads.
- Sturgill Simpson: Simpson will be taking the Grammys stage in 2017, though no further details about his performance are known.
- Kelsea Ballerini: Ballerini will be teaming up with pop band Lucas Graham for a 2017 Grammy Awards performance.
- Little Big Town: The country quartet will perform at the 2017 Grammys with pop artists Demi Lovato, Andra Day and Tori Kelly, to celebrate the music of the Bee Gees.
- The O’Connor Band With Mark O’Connor: This family bluegrass band will be performing during the 2017 Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony.
Who’s Presenting at the 2017 Grammy Awards?
Country, Americana, bluegrass and folk stars will also spend time onstage to help present 2017 Grammy Awards trophies, but a complete list of presenters has not yet been revealed. The Boot will share the information when it is announced.
During the Premiere Ceremony, Sarah Jarosz will help present some of the honors being handed out.
Who Will Be Attending the 2017 Grammy Awards?
Those performing and presenting during the ceremonies will be on hand that night, and it’s likely that most of the nominees will make the trek to LA for the big show as well.
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