By Liam Mathews,
The first round of performers for February’s Grammy Awards was announced Wednesday. Country superstars Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban, R&B crooner John Legend and metal legends Metallica are set to perform at the ceremony, which will be broadcast live on CBS on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017.
More performers will be announced at a later date.
This round of performers has 29 Grammys between them: 10 for Legend, 8 for Metallica, 7 for Underwood and 4 for Urban.
Metallica’s songwriters James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich are currently nominated for Best Rock Song for “Hardwired.” Underwood is nominated for Best Country Solo Performance for “Church Bells.” Urban is nominated for two awards: Best Country Album for Ripcord and Best Country Solo Performance for “Blue Ain’t Your Color.”
The 59th Annual Grammy Awards will be broadcast live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on CBS. James Corden will host.
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