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Reba McEntire added to presenters, reunited Beach Boys to perform on Grammy Awards

by Brandy McDonnell Published: February 8, 2012

The Beach Boys — Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston and David Marks, who have not performed together live in more than two decades — will reunite on the Grammy stage and join with current Grammy Award nominees Foster The People and Maroon 5 for a special performance, CBS announced today.

Current nominees The Civil Wars, two-time Grammy winner Diana Krall, funk artist Maceo Parker and six-time Grammy winner Joe Walsh also have been added to the stellar lineup of performers for the 54th Annual Grammy Awards.

Two-time Grammy winner and Chockie native Reba McEntire, two-time Grammy winner Common, Academy Award-nominated actress Taraji P. Henson (“Person of Interest”) and Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Diana Ross will appear as presenters.

Hosted by two-time Grammy winner and “NCIS: Los Angeles” star LL Cool J, the Grammy Awards take place live from 7 to 10:30 p.m. Sunday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The show will air live on the CBS Television Network.

Three-time Grammy Award winners Maroon 5 are nominated in Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for “Moves Like Jagger” (with Christina Aguilera).

The Civil Wars and Foster The People each have two nominations. The Civil Wars are up for Best Country Duo/Group Performance for “Barton Hollow” and Best Folk Album for “Barton Hollow.” Foster The People have nods in Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for “Pumped Up Kicks” and Best Alternative Music Album for “Torches.”

Previously announced performers for Sunday’s Grammy Awards include Adele (in her first live performance since undergoing vocal cord surgery last fall), Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson, Tony Bennett and Checotah native Carrie Underwood, Chris Brown, Glen Campbell with The Band Perry and Tishomingo resident Blake Shelton, Coldplay and Rihanna, deadmau5, Foo Fighters, David Guetta, Alicia Keys and Bonnie Raitt, Lil Wayne, Bruno Mars, Paul McCartney, Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry, Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band, and Taylor Swift.

Aldean, The Band Perry, Civil Wars, deadmau5, Foster The People, Guetta, Minaj, Parker and Shelton will perform on the Grammy broadcast for the first time.

Previously announced presenters are Marc Anthony, Dierks Bentley, Jack Black, Drake, Fergie, Lady Antebellum, Tishomingo resident Miranda Lambert, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ryan Seacrest, Ringo Starr and Ahmir “?uestlove” Thompson.

Additional performers, presenters and special segments will be announced soon.

Please make plans to follow my live blog of the Grammy Awards Sunday night here on BAM’s Blog.


by Brandy McDonnell
Entertainment Reporter
Brandy McDonnell, also known by her initials BAM, writes stories and reviews on movies, music, the arts and other aspects of entertainment. She is NewsOK’s top blogger: Her 4-year-old entertainment news blog, BAM’s Blog, has notched more than 1...
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