Jason Aldean with Kelly Clarkson and Taylor Swift are among the first artists announced as performers at the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards. This will be Jason’s first performance on the show, while Taylor has performed previously. Other artists announced as performers include the Foo Fighters, Bruno Mars, and Nicki Minaj.
Jason and Taylor are up for three GRAMMYs each. Jason is nominated for Best Country Solo Performance for “Dirt Road Anthem,” Best Country Duo/Group Performance for “Don’t You Wanna Stay” with Kelly Clarkson, and Best Country Album for My Kinda Party. Taylor is also nominated for Best Country Solo Performance as well as Best Country Song for “Mean,” and Best Country Album for Speak Now.
In other GRAMMY news, MusiCares, the charitable arm of The Recording Academy which provides assistance for music people in times of need, will honor 14-time GRAMMY winner Paul McCartney as their 2012 Person of the Year. Paul and other artists to be announced will perform at a gala two nights prior to the GRAMMY Awards in Paul’s honor. All proceeds from the event, now in its 22nd year, will go to MusiCares.
The GRAMMY Awards will air live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on CBS on CBS at 8/7 CT. Additional performers, presenters and special segments will be announced soon. Check out the full list of nominees HERE.