Kelsea Ballerini to Perform at 2017 Grammy Awards
Kelsea Ballerini will be performing at the 2017 Grammy Awards, the Recording Academy announced on Monday night (Feb. 6).
Ballerini's 2017 Grammys performance was revealed in a tweet from the Recording Academy, the Grammy Awards' presenting organization; according to a press release, she'll be collaborating with pop band Lukas Graham, fellow 2017 Grammy Awards nominees. After the news was announced, Ballerini re-tweeted the Recording Academy, saying, "And just like that, it gets even more real. See you Sunday!"
Ballerini is the latest in a group of half a dozen country artists who will be taking the stage during the 2017 Grammy Awards. In addition to the rising singer-songwriter, Little Big Town, Sturgill Simpson, Maren Morris with Alicia Keys and Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban are all set to perform at the Grammys this year; additionally, Grammys fans who tune in early, to the Premiere Ceremony, will also get to see the O’Connor Band With Mark O’Connor perform.
Ballerini is nominated for Best New Artist at the 2017 Grammy Awards; Morris is also nominated in the all-genre category, along with Chance the Rapper, Anderson .Paak and the Chainsmokers.
“The cool part of this genre is we all support each other,” Morris says. “Even though we will be against each other for that award, no one is looking at it that way. At least not Kelsea or I.
The 59th annual Grammy Awards will take place in Los Angeles on Feb. 12. The Late Late Show host James Corden will host the televised ceremony, which will begin at 8PM ET on CBS; the pre-telecast Premiere Ceremony will begin at 3:30PM ET and be available to stream online.
The Boot will be staying up late covering the most buzzed-about country winners, fashion and moments at the 2017 Grammy Awards. Readers can watch along with us by checking back to TheBoot.com for the latest Grammys headlines, liking The Boot on Facebook and following The Boot on Twitter.
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