Chris Stapleton has been added to the list of performers at this year’s Grammy Awards. He will join Stevie Wonder and Smokey Robinson in celebration of this year’s MusiCares Person of the Year recipients — Robinson and Berry Gordy.
Chris is nominated for Song of the Year with Rodney Crowell for writing “I’ll Love You Till The Day I Die” recorded by Willie Nelson.
Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton are nominated for Best Country Duo/Group Performance for “Does He Love You–Revisited” alongside Brothers Osborne‘s “Midnight Rider’s Prayer” and Ingrid Andress and Sam Hunt‘s duet for “Wishful Drinking.”
Bill Anderson received his first-ever GRAMMY® nomination as an artist in the Best American Roots Performance category for “Someday It’ll All Make Sense” (Bluegrass Version) with Dolly Parton. This is Anderson’s fifth nomination overall, after previously being nominated as a songwriter for “Once A Day” recorded by Connie Smith, “Cold Hard Facts of Life” recorded by Porter Wagoner, “Two Teardrops” recorded by Steve Wariner and “Give It Away” recorded by George Strait. Best American Roots Performance.
Best Country Duo/Group Performance
“Wishful Drinking,” Ingrid Andress and Sam Hunt
“Midnight Rider’s Prayer,” Brothers Osborne
“Outrunnin’ Your Memory,” Luke Combs and Miranda Lambert
“Does He Love You – Revisited,” Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton
“Never Wanted To Be That Girl,” Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde
“Going Where The Lonely Go,” Robert Plant and Alison Krauss
Best Country Song
“Circles Around This Town,” Ryan Hurd, Julia Michaels, Maren Morris and Jimmy Robbins, songwriters (Maren Morris)
“Doin’ This,” Luke Combs, Drew Parker and Robert Williford, songwriters (Luke Combs)
“I Bet You Think About Me (Taylor’s Version) (From The Vault),” Lori McKenna and Taylor Swift, songwriters (Taylor Swift)
“If I Was a Cowboy,” Jesse Frasure and Miranda Lambert, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)
“I’ll Love You Till The Day I Die,” Rodney Crowell and Chris Stapleton, songwriters (Willie Nelson)
“‘Til You Can’t,” Matt Rogers and Ben Stennis, songwriters (Cody Johnson)
The 65th Annual Grammy Awards will air live from Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles on Sunday (February 5th) at 8pm ET/5 p.m. PT on CBS. Also available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+
Reba Dolly (recording Does He Love You) OC: (Reba) …thrilled to pieces. 1:02
REBA: “When I first heard Dolly singing on the ‘Does He Love You’ song, I said, ‘I’ve got to hear it again!’ I absolutely loved it, but we didn’t get to record together. I did it with the band, and then we sent it to Dolly, because of COVID and everything, couldn’t get together, so I’m really glad that we got to be together today to do the video.” DOLLY: “Well, I was so excited when she wanted me to sing on it, ‘cause I thought, well, I cannot sing like Linda Davis and I thought, well, she is such a great singer so that’s gonna be a tough one, but I love Reba and I love the song. And I thought well, I’m not supposed to sound like anybody else again anyway, so and Reba and I have such similar feelings in our voices and I’ve always felt we’d sing great together, so when I heard her singing it, I thought I think I can do this. (REBA LAUGHS) I was very moved by her vocal, so I seem to know kind of what to do. But when we heard it both when it was all put together, I thought this was really good. I was real happy with it.” REBA: “Me too. I was thrilled to pieces.”
Brothers Osborne (Midnight Rider’s Prayer) OC: …today. :31
“We almost put this on our previous album Port Saint Joe, but it didn’t quite fit at the time, so we decided to retool to make it sound more like Brothers Osborne sounds these days. But we wrote the song back when we were in a van and a trailer and we made this song really dark and minor, and we ended up using the chorus from Willie Nelson’s ‘On The Road Again’ with Willie’s blessing. And it’s just cool. I mean it gives a good window as to lyrically where we came from, but sonically where we’re at today.”
Chris Stapleton (Grammys 2022) OC: …those guys. :36
“You know, anytime that you are even nominated for a award or someone thinks enough of you to invite you to these kinds of shows, particularly the Grammys, it’s, you know, it’s a very surreal moment and we had a very surreal moment all day today. And so it was it was a very and to get to play a song, you know that I wrote with the guys in the band on the show, won a Grammy for it earlier in the year and in the evening, and it was a special night for it. For me. For me, it’s special and it’s special. Get it to do with those guys.