Musgraves is nominated for best new artist and best country album for Same Trailer Different Park. As a songwriter, she is nominated twice in the category of best country song — “Mama’s Broken Heart,” recorded by Miranda Lambert, and “Merry Go ’Round,” her own breakthrough single.
Meanwhile, Swift will compete for album of the year, as well as best county album, with Red. Her hit single “Begin Again” is also in the best country song category.
In addition, Swift and Urban share a nomination with Tim McGraw in the best country duo/group performance with “Highway Don’t Care.” Swift is a seven-time Grammy winner, while Urban has won four Grammys.
Other newly announced performers include Sara Bareilles and Carole King, John Legend, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr.
This will be Haggard’s first-ever performance on the show. Kristofferson’s self-titled debut album from 1970 was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame this year. Nelson won the first of his seven Grammys for 1975’s “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain.” Shelton is nominated this year for best country solo performance (“Mine Would Be You”) and best country album (Based on a True Story).