UPI — Miranda Lambert, Sam Smith, Pharrell Williams and Usher have joined the lineup for next month’s 57th annual Grammy Awards show in Los Angeles, CBS announced Wednesday.
Also scheduled to take the stage at the Feb. 8 ceremony at the Staples Center will be Common and John Legend. The pair will sing “Glory,” their Oscar-nominated song from the Best Picture Academy Award-nominated film Selma.
They join previously announced performers AC/DC, Eric Church, Ariana Grande, Madonna and Ed Sheeran.
The Grammys recognize excellence in all genres of music.
Earlier this week Miranda attended the very first American Country Countdown Awards in Nashville on December 15 where she was crowned Female Vocalist Of The Year. She also took the stage twice, once to perform Platinum, the second time she was joined by Kelly Clarkson to honor Reba McEntire by singing her hits How Blue and Take It Back. They were then joined by Reba herself for a group rendition of her hit Fancy. All photos have been added to the gallery.
The nominees for the 2015 Grammy Awards were announced this week, Miranda is nominated for four awards. Her nominations are as follows:
Best Country Album
Riser, Dierks Bentley
The Outsiders, Eric Church
The Way I’m Livin’, Lee Ann Womack
12 Stories, Brandy Clark
Platinum, Miranda Lambert
Best Country Song
“American Kids,” Kenny Chesney
“Automatic,” Miranda Lambert
“Give Me Back My Hometown,” Eric Church
“I’m Not Gonna Miss You,” Glen Campbell
“Meanwhile Back at Mama’s,” Tim McGraw ft. Faith Hill
Best Country Duo/Group Performance
“Gentle On My Mind,” The Band Perry
“Somethin’ Bad,” Miranda Lambert with Carrie Underwood
“Day Drinking,” Little Big Town
“Meanwhile Back At Mama’s,” Tim McGraw ft. Faith Hill
“Raise ‘Em Up,” Keith Urban ft. Eric Church
Best Country Solo Performance
“Give Me Me Back My Hometown,” Eric Church
“Invisible,” Hunter Hayes
“Automatic,” Miranda Lambert
“Something In the Water,” Carrie Underwood
“Cop Car,” Keith Urban
CMT.Com — Miranda Lambert performed “Holdin’ On to You” and accepted accolades from two of her friends during Tuesday night’s (Dec. 2) CMT Artists of the Year special in Nashville.
“Our next CMT Artist of the Year is one bad-ass sweetheart,” NASCAR star Danica Patrick said in introducing Lambert’s live performance. “Whatever house built her, it definitely built her to last.
“She can be tough. She can be tender, but she’s always herself, and we love her for it. So it’s a thrill to help CMT celebrate an artist who’s had a big and positive impact on country music — and music, period. Like everything she does, her latest album, Platinum, reflects her talent, her soul and her honesty.”
Dressed in an elegant white dress, Lambert sang the “Holdin’ On to You,” a track from Platinum.
“As she just showed you once again, Miranda Lambert is the real deal,” Monroe said afterwards. “I was honored to write that song with Miranda and Jessi Alexander and very proud to call Miranda my very best friend and a true artist year after year.”
Despite being a consistent winner at major awards shows, Lambert still seems delightfully uncomfortable giving acceptance speeches.
“I’m so nervous,” she said. “I’m glad that’s over. Thank you, Ashley. Thank you, Danica, for being here. Thank you, CMT, for this amazing night in honoring everything we work for so hard all year and all the amazing artists. My husband, I always forget to thank him, but he’s my rock — Blake Shelton.”
After the audience joined her in laughing at the last statement, Lambert continued her comments.
“He’s somewhere on TV right now, I think. But I appreciate it so much. And thank you so much to the fans for buying our music — all of our music — and giving us a great life and letting us live our dream.”
Hello Ran Fans! I have finally gotten around to adding photos from last night’s 48th Annual CMA Awards. It was a good night for Miranda as she not only made history but she came home with FOUR awards. Miranda won Album Of The Year for Platinum, Single Of The Year for Automatic, Musical Event Of The Year for We Were Us (with Keith Urban), and Female Vocalist Of The Year. With all of Miranda’s wins last night she is now the most celebrated female artist in the history of The Country Music Association with eleven trophies! She now also holds the record for most Female Vocalist Of The Year awards, coming in at five! If Miranda’s night wasn’t already busy enough she performed twice, first with pop sensation Meghan Trainor singing All About That Bass, and secondly with Little Big Town performing their duet Smokin’ & Drinkin’ which is on Miranda’s album. Be sure to check out all the photos and thanks so much to Holly and Gabby for donating photos.
Here’s the first look of Miranda at the 48th Annual CMA Awards. Check back later for pictures.
Last night, (November 04, 2014) Miranda Lambert and husband Blake Shelton attended the BMI 2014 Country Awards where Miranda was honored for Mama’s Broken Heart. Check out 6 high quality photos in the gallery.