The first performances for the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards® were announced today and they include a special “GRAMMY Moment” featuring two-time GRAMMY winner Merle Haggard, three-time GRAMMY winner and 2014 Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Kris Kristofferson, seven-time GRAMMY winner Willie Nelson, and current nominee Blake Shelton. Two-time GRAMMY winner LL COOL J returns as host of Music’s Biggest Night®. The music industry’s premier event will take place live on Sunday, Jan. 26th, 2014, at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast on CBS from 8 – 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT). Additional performers, presenters and special segments will be announced soon. For GRAMMY coverage, updates and breaking news, please visit The Recording Academy®’s social networks on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
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