Kelsea Ballerini to Perform at 2017 Grammy Awards
The performance was confirmed via a tweet from the Recording Academy on Monday night (Feb. 6), followed by a retweet from Ballerini with a caption that reads, "And just like that, it gets even more real. See you Sunday!" The young country star will make her Grammy Awards debut in a performance with Lukas Graham.
The "Yeah Boy" singer is nominated for her first Grammy in the all-genre category of Best New Artist, competing against fellow country star Maren Morris, along with "Closer" hit makers The Chainsmokers, Chance the Rapper and Anderson.Paak.
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Ballerini is just one of several country stars slated to perform at the awards show. Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood will join forces to perform Urban's latest single, "The Fighter," on which they duet, and Morris and Alicia Keys will also take the stage together. Little Big Town and singer-songwriter Sturgill Simpson are set to perform as well.
Urban and LBT will also help pay homage to the Bee Gees in a special tribute performance that includes pop singers John Legend, Demi Lovato, acapella group Pentatonix and more.
Morris scored several nominations in addition to Best New Artist, including Best Country Song for "My Church" and Best Country Album for Hero. Urban is also up for multiple awards, with his most recent No. 1, "Blue Ain't Your Color," nominated in the Best Country Song and Best Country Solo Performance categories. Kenny Chesney, Dierks Bentley, Underwood and many more country stars are up for some of the night's coveted awards.
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