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Little Big Town to Perform at the 2016 Grammy Awards

Little Big Town Grammy Performers
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Little Big Town’s “Girl Crush” is up for two Grammy awards, and the band’s album is nominated for another, so it’s no surprise they’ll perform at the Feb. 15 ceremony. The country group was one of four performers announced on Wednesday.

Adele, the Weeknd and Kendrick Lamar will also play live on CBS. It’s the first-ever Grammy performance for Little Big Town, but far from their first nominations. Prior to this year they’d been nominated seven times, winning the Best Country Duo/Group Performance Award for “Pontoon” in 2013.

“Girl Crush” is nominated in that same category, in addition to the all-genre Song of the Year category and Best Country Song category. Pain Killer is up for Best Country Album, making it four awards the group is tied to, although technically they won’t win the song categories, as those are awarded to the songwriters. It’s not clear if they’ll perform “Girl Crush,” or another song, at the Grammys.

Additional performers will be announced in the coming days and weeks. It’d be surprising if Chris Stapleton was not asked to perform, as he too is nominated for multiple awards, including an all-genre prize of Album of the Year. In total the singer has four nominations to lead country music, and an appearance on Saturday Night Live recently raised his profile.

Sam Hunt, Lee Ann Womack and Ashley Monroe are other country artists with multiple nominations at the 2016 Grammys. Most years, the majority of the country awards are handed out during a pre-show ceremony that’s streamed online. Taste of Country will cover all country awards and performances at the 2016 Grammys. The broadcast begins from the Staples Center in Los Angeles at 8PM ET on Feb. 15.

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