The biggest music awards show of the year is here. The 58th Grammy Awards hits the air live on CBS at 8 pm ET tonight. If you’re a chord cutter or don’t have CBS, no worries. You can stream the Grammys legally online while it’s happening live: Just click right here. In fact many of the awards in American Roots and country categories will be a given out pre-telecast, which will start online at 3 pm ET. If you are unable to watch this, just keep checking this page as I will be updating all the winners throughout the day and night.
The host of the show will once again be LL Cool J. For the first time ever it’s taking place on a Monday night to take advantage of President’s Day weekend. There will be several performers on the show. The country acts performing are Little Big Town, Luke Bryan (part of Lionel Richie homage with Demi Lovato, Meghan Trainor and John Legend), Carrie Underwood & Sam Hunt (performing together, most likely “Heartbeat”) and Chris Stapleton (part of tribute to B.B. King with Gary Clark Jr. and Bonnie Raitt). Not quite as many or as good as last year’s country performances. Alabama Shakes is also performing and Don Henley will be performing with the remaining members of the Eagles along with Jackson Browne in a tribute to the late Glenn Frey. To see the full list of performers, click here.
I’m sure there will be many embarrassing and proud moments throughout the show. Awards show are always a mixed bag of emotions. So let’s experience it all together! I’ll be posting live results, with some possible analysis here. And not just country, but all of the important categories too. As for my live commentary and full analysis of the show, I’ll be live tweeting on Twitter. You can follow me at @realcountryview or twitter.com/realcountryview. For those not on Twitter you can simply go to the Twitter link I just listed and hit refresh throughout the night.
To see my predictions for the country categories, as well as the American Roots album category, click here. Don’t expect my predictions to be perfect! I’m usually terrible as these awards shows’ predictions. They’re a giant crapshoot and I have no idea how much politicking is taking place behind-the-scenes. Be sure to throw in your own predictions and thoughts too!
So without further ado let’s watch The Grammys together! And be sure to keep hitting refresh.
Record of the Year – Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars
Album of the Year – Taylor Swift – 1989
Song of the Year – Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud”
Best New Artist – Meghan Trainor
Best American Roots Song – Jason Isbell – “24 Frames”
Best American Roots Performance – Mavis Staples – “See That My Grave Is Kept Clean”
Best Americana Album – Jason Isbell – Something More Than Free
Best Bluegrass Album – The Steeldrivers – The Muscle Shoals Recordings
Best Folk Album – Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn – Self-Titled
Best Country Solo Performance – Chris Stapleton – “Traveller”
Best Country Duo/Group Performance – Little Big Town – “Girl Crush”
Best Country Song – Little Big Town – “Girl Crush” – Writers: Hillary Lindsey, Liz Rose & Lori McKenna
Best Country Album – Chris Stapleton – Traveller
Big night for Stapleton and Little Big Town!
Best Pop Solo Performance – Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud”
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance – Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars – “Uptown Funk”
Best Pop Vocal Album – Taylor Swift – 1989
Best Rap Performance – Kendrick Lamar – “Alright”
Best Rap Collaboration – Kendrick Lamar (feat. Bilal, Anna Wise & Thundercat) – “These Walls”
Best Rap Song – Kendrick Lamar – “Alright”
Best Rap Album – Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly
Kendrick! Kendrick! Kendrick! One of my favorite albums of 2015 rightly getting showered in awards.
Best Rock Performance – Alabama Shakes – “Don’t Wanna Fight”
Best Rock Song – Alabama Shakes – “Don’t Wanna Fight”
Best Rock Album – Muse – Drones
Best Alternative Music Album – Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color
To see nominations for every single category and every single genre, click here.