The Grammy Awards Pre-Telecast Ceremony will take place on Sunday, Feb. 12 from 1-3:30 p.m. PT at the Los Angeles Convention Center and it will be streamed live in its entirety at www.grammy.com/live. Scheduled performers include Trin-I-Tee 5:7 and Rebirth Brass Band.
Legendary New Orleans musician, bandleader, composer, producer and arranger Dave Bartholomew is among the recipients of the 2012 Grammy Trustees Awards. Read more.
Jeff Beck is nominated in the Best Rock Album category for "Rock 'n' Roll Party Honoring Les Paul." The album features a guest appearance by Trombone Shorty.
Chris Brown is nominated in the Best R&B Album category [Grammy winner] for "F.A.M.E." The album features a guest appearance by Lil Wayne on the track "Look At Me Now". Lil Wayne also shares writing credits on the song.
Gregg Allman is nominated in the Best Blues Album category for "Low Country Blues." The album features backing from Dr. John on piano.
Texas-born, Louisiana-raised swamp boogie queen Marcia Ball is nominated in the Best Blues Album category for "Roadside Attractions."
Warren Haynes is nominated in the Best Blues Album category for "Man in Motion." The album features backing from George Porter Jr. (bass), Ivan Neville (organ, clavinet, backing vocals), and Raymond Weber (drums).
Steve Earle is nominated in the Best Folk Album category for "I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive." The album features guest appearances by Tracey Griffin (flugelhorn), Jon Gross (tuba), Roland Guerin (bass), Michael Brown (euphonium), and Sammie "Big Sam" Williams (trombone). Allen Toussaint provided the horn arrangements.
Tinariwen is nominated in the Best World Music Album category [Grammy winner] for "Tassili." The album features guest appearance by the Dirty Dozen Brass Band's Gregory Davis and Roger Lewis.
"True Blood: Music from the HBO Original Series Volume 3" is nominated in the Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media category. The album includes the Slim Harpo track "Te Ni Nee Ni Nu." Another track, "She's Not There" (performed by Neko Case and Nick Cave) was produced by C.C. Adcock, and features backing from Jon Cleary on piano and Keith Frank on bass and accordion.
The "Best Zydeco or Cajun Music Album" category was dropped as of the 54th Annual Grammy Awards. A new category was introduced, "Best Regional Roots Music Album," which covers the dropped categories of "Best Hawaiian Music Album," "Best Native American Music Album," and "Best Zydeco or Cajun Music Album."