Get Ready for Five Hours of Grammy Red Carpet

Live Coverage Will Be Streamed on CMT.com, MTV.com, VH1.com and LogoTV.com

The red carpet for the Grammy Awards opens for business Sunday (Jan. 26) at 3 p.m. ET, and you can watch all five hours of the pre-show coverage on CMT.com, MTV.com, VH1.com and LogoTV.com.

So when the country stars take to the carpet, you’ll feel like you’re right there when MTV’s Sway, VH1′s Jim Shearer and Girl Code‘s Nicole Byer take turns talking to the ones who do the walk.

Most of the performers and presenters have to walk down the carpet to get into the show, and while there’s never any guarantee who will stop for a chat, I have my fingers crossed that the country stars will.

Like Hunter Hayes, who will be there performing and possibly picking up a Grammy for best country solo performance for his “I Want Crazy” single. Or Kacey Musgraves, Taylor Swift or Keith Urban, who are also all performing and all nominated for Grammys.

And maybe Merle Haggard, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson and Blake Shelton will take some time for a quick red carpet interview or two. They’ll be performing together on the show to pay homage to their roots in Oklahoma and Texas.

Plus, I know Martina McBride and Zac Brown will be there, too, because they are both presenting.

Then there is the long, long list of other nominees — including Tim McGraw, Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert and Lee Brice — who should stop if they are there. After all, everyone knows a red carpet interview is the best good luck charm you can bring into the show.

Taking place at Staples Center in Los Angeles, the 56th annual Grammy Awards will air live on CBS at 8 p.m. ET.

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.