I’m a fan of the entertainment industry award shows on TV. Tonight, we get to see the Grammy Awards. The production was revamped last year to include more music than the shows used to offer. If you are not someone who keeps up with the latest in Music, like me, this is an opportunity to catch up in a couple of hours. I looked at the list of nominees in all the categories. Of the hundreds of recordings and artists nominated, from rock and classical to country, rap, and jazz, I bought one of the new recordings (“Blessed” by Lucinda Williams) and received another as a gift (“Darkness on the Edge of Town” by Springsteen, the boxed set). I felt pretty out of it scanning the names even though I recognized a lot of the artists.
Here’s the list of nominees for tonight. Not all of these awards will be presented during the show, I’m sure. Below is a partial list of performers:
Current GRAMMY® nominee Chris Brown; nominees Tony Bennett and Carrie Underwood, who will perform together; and 14-time GRAMMY winner Alicia Keys and nine-time GRAMMY winner Bonnie Raitt, who will remember Etta James, have been added to the stellar lineup for the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards® (www.grammy.com). … Previously announced performers for the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards include Adele (in her first live performance since undergoing vocal cord surgery last fall); Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson; Glen Campbell with The Band Perry and Blake Shelton; Coldplay and Rihanna; Foo Fighters; Bruno Mars; Paul McCartney; Nicki Minaj; Katy Perry; Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band; and Taylor Swift. Aldean, The Band Perry, Minaj, and Shelton will perform on the GRAMMY telecast for the first time. Previously announced presenters are Dierks Bentley, Jack Black, Drake, Fergie, Miranda Lambert, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson, and Ringo Starr.