The latest performers announced for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards were announced today, including seven-time Grammy Award winner Madonna; nominees Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day and Tishomingo resident Miranda Lambert in a special “In Memoriam” tribute to Phil Everly; Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue; and rapper and Academy Award winner Juicy J.
In addition, actor Steve Coogan, actor Jeremy Renner, Academy Award winner Julia Roberts (currently up for a best supporting actress Oscar for the Oklahoma-made movie “August: Osage County”) and current Grammy nominee (for Best Gospel Song) and Tulsa native Charlie Wilson are set to present.
Two-time Grammy winner LL Cool J returns as host of the Grammys, set for 7 to 10:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The show will be broadcast on the CBS Television Network.
Five-time Grammy winner Billie Joe Armstrong and Grammy winner Miranda Lambert each have a nomination: Armstrong is nominated for Best Music Film (as a member of Green Day) for “¡Cuatro!,” while Lambert has a nod in Best Country Solo Performance for “Mama’s Broken Heart.”
Previously announced performers include current nominee Sara Bareilles together with four-time Grammy Award winner and 2014 MusiCares Person of the Year Carole King; nominee Gary Clark, Jr.; nominees Daft Punk with nominee Nile Rodgers (of Chic), nominee Pharrell Williams, and 25-time Grammy Award winner Stevie Wonder; nominee Hunter Hayes; nominee Kendrick Lamar joined by nominees Imagine Dragons; nominee John Legend; nominee Lorde; nominees Macklemore & Ryan Lewis; eight-time Grammy Award-winning group Metallica and Grammy Cultural Ambassador to China Lang Lang performing together; nominee and 2014 Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient (as a member of the Beatles) Paul McCartney; nominee Kacey Musgraves; nominee Katy Perry; nominees P!nk and Nate Ruess (of fun.); nine-time Grammy Award winner and 2014 Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient (as a member of the Beatles) Ringo Starr; nominee Robin Thicke and Grammy Award-winning group Chicago (whose debut album was inducted into the Grammy Hall Of Fame® this year); nominee Taylor Swift; nominee Keith Urban; a special performance featuring Merle Haggard, 2014 Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, and nominee and Tishomingo resident Blake Shelton; and a rousing rock collaboration featuring nominees Nine Inch Nails, Queens Of The Stone Age, and Dave Grohl, joined by Grammy Award winner Lindsey Buckingham. Also performing with Daft Punk are the RAM (Random Access Memories) session players: Chris Caswell, Nathan East, Omar Hakim, and Paul Jackson, Jr.
Previously announced presenters include current nominee Marc Anthony; nominees Black Sabbath; three-time Grammy Award winner Zac Brown; nominee Gloria Estefan; actor Anna Faris; Grammy Award and Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx; singer/songwriter and actor Ariana Grande; four-time Emmy-winning actor Neil Patrick Harris; Grammy Award winner Olivia Harrison; actor Anna Kendrick; nominee Alicia Keys; two-time Grammy Award and 19-time Latin Grammy Award winner Juanes; nominee Cyndi Lauper; singer/songwriter and actor Jared Leto; nominee Bruno Mars; country singer/songwriter Martina McBride; nominee Miguel; two-time GrammyAward winner Yoko Ono; Grammy Award winner Smokey Robinson; TV and radio host/producer (as well as Honorary Chair of the Grammy Foundation Board) Ryan Seacrest; and four-time Grammy Award winner Steven Tyler.
As previously reported, Kings of Leon and Vince Gill are among the musicians with Oklahoma ties nominated this year, along with Shelton, Lambert and Wilson.
Oklahoma music fans can follow my live blog of the show Sunday night here at BAM’s Blog.