Headlines: ACM Noms Next Week, Kelly Clarkson Talks Grammys

“52nd Academy of Country Music Awards” to Air Live From T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 2 on CBS – Ten-time ACM Award winners Lady Antebellum will appear LIVE on “CBS This Morning” to announce the nominees for the 52ND ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™, Country Music’s Party of the Year®, on Thursday, February 16 in the 8:00 AM hour (delayed PT). “Entertainment Tonight” hosts Nancy O’Dell and Kevin Frazier will announce additional nominees on ETonline.com at 8:50 AM ET/5:50 AM PT. The full list of nominations will be released immediately following the ETonline.com announcement on ACMcountry.com. The 52ND ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS will broadcast LIVE from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 2 (live 8:00-11:00 PM, ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. – via press release

TRIBUTES SET FOR MUSICAL SUPERSTARS GEORGE MICHAEL AND PRINCE, ON “THE 59TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS®,” FEB. 12 ON CBS – BS and The Recording Academy have announced plans to honor two-time GRAMMY winner George Michael and seven-time GRAMMY winner Prince at THE 59TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS® with two unforgettable tribute segments. Details of the performances, including who will participate in each, will be revealed during the show. This year’s previously announced GRAMMY performers include Adele, Kelsea Ballerini, William Bell, Chance The Rapper, Gary Clark Jr., Andra Day, Cynthia Erivo, Tori Kelly, Lady Gaga, Barry Gibb, Lukas Graham, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Little Big Town, Demi Lovato, Metallica, Bruno Mars, Maren Morris, Anderson .Paak, Daft Punk, Sturgill Simpson, A Tribe Called Quest, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban and The Weeknd. THE 59TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS® will be broadcast live from the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, Sunday, Feb. 12 (8:00-11:30 PM, live ET/5:00-8:30 PM, live PT; 6:00-9:30 PM, live MT) on the CBS Television Network. Award-winning host and performer James Corden is set to host Music’s Biggest Night® for the first time. – Read more at CBSPressExpress

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Kelly Clarkson Stars in Our Grammy Awards Preview Pop Shop Podcast & Talks ‘Fresh’ New Album – Plus, Clarkson chats about her upcoming new studio album, which she says is “literally the record I’ve been wanting to make since I was a kid.” She says the album — her first for Atlantic Records — will encompass soul, R&B and pop (she calls it a “fresh take on ’90s R&B urban pop”) and is “by far my favorite album I’ve ever been a part of, definitely.” As for her nomination this year, Clarkson says “it’s pretty special that it’s this specific version” that was recognized, “purely because it’s just an intimate lyric, and how we did it was very intimate — with just me and a piano.” – Listen to Podcast at Billboard.com

Lauren Daigle on Her Grammy Nom & Why She’s a ‘Rebellious’ Christian Artist – “It feels absolutely insane,” says Lauren Daigle of her second-ever Grammy nomination for her single “Trust in You.” The 25-year-old contemporary Christian artist was nominated for the first time last year for her 2015 debut album, How Can It Be, which was the No. 1 Christian Artist on Billboard’s 2016 year-end chart. “Trust in You,” off that same album, is now nominated for best contemporary Christian performance/song. The Lafayette, Louisiana native, known for her soulful alto, chatted with Billboard about her jazz roots, love of Amy Winehouse, and her determination to break misconceptions about modern Christian music. – Read more at Billboard.com

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