Country Music Stars Making Splash at Grammy Awards

Tribute Performances Will Honor Legends

It’s about to get a little bit country when the 58th annual Grammy Awards show takes place Monday (Feb. 15) at Staples Center in Los Angeles

Luke Bryan, Chris Stapleton, Little Big Town, Carrie Underwood and Sam Hunt are among those performing on the telecast airing live on CBS-TV at 8 p.m. ET.

Bryan will make his Grammy performance debut Monday night as he joins John Legend, Demi Lovato, Meghan Trainor for a tribute to 2016 MusiCares Person of the Year Lionel Richie. . Richie is set to join the group onstage to perform a special collaborative rendition of Richie’s biggest hits.

Stapleton will also be taking part in a special tribute that night. The album of the year nominee will join Grammy-winners Gary Clark Jr. and Bonnie Raitt in a special performance dedicated to the legendary late B.B. King. Stapleton is also up for country album of the year with Traveller and best country solo performance and best country song for the album’s title track.

Little Big Town’s Grammy nominations include best country duo/group performance for “Girl Crush,” which is also nominated in the best country song and overall song of the year category. LBT’s Pain Killer is up for best country album.

Hunt and Underwood will team up onstage for a duet of Hunt’s “Take Your Time” and Underwood’s “Heartbeat.”

In a heartfelt and touching move, Eagles co-founder Bernie Leadon and legendary singer-songwriter Jackson Browne will join members Joe Walsh, Timothy B. Schmit and Don Henley for a tribute honoring co-founder Glenn Frey, who passed away just last month.

View a list highlighting this year’s country music nominees at the Grammys.

Samantha is a country radio insider with a deep love for the music and its stars. She can often be found on a red carpet or at a late-night guitar pull.