American Idol’s Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban are two of the first acts announced as Grammy performers for the 2017 awards. Coincidently, this past December, Carrie and Keith toured Australia and New Zealand together. John Legend and rock band Metallica are also set to appear. Check out the official announcement below.
The first round of performers for the 59th Annual Grammy Awards telecast are 10-time Grammy winner John Legend, eight-time Grammy-winning band Metallica, and seven-time Grammy winner and current nominee Carrie Underwood with four-time GRAMMY winner and current two-time nominee Keith Urban.
Taking place at Staples Center in Los Angeles, the 59th Annual Grammy Awards will be broadcast live on the CBS Television Network, Sunday, Feb. 12 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. Additional performers will be announced shortly.
Metallica’s James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich are nominated for Best Rock Song (“Hardwired”).
Carrie Underwood is nominated for Best Country Solo Performance (“Church Bells”).
Keith Urban is up for Best Country Album (Ripcord) and Best Country Solo Performance (“Blue Ain’t Your Color”).
CBS Late Late Show host James Corden is set to host the Grammy’s for the first time.