The first batch of Grammy performers are out and country music will be well represented. Urban and Underwood will take the stage together, but they’re keeping details of the collab under wraps.
Although they’ll come together for a performance, they’ll also face off in the Best Country Solo Performance category. To honor their nominated songs, a mashup of “Church Bells” and “Blue Ain’t Your Color” is a possibility. Those track don’t exactly align musically, but the Grammys are always full of surprises. A better possibility is that they could come together for Urban’s “Blue Ain’t Your Color.” That song aligns with their abilities and doesn’t mention anything about a cheating man.
The country duo could also sing “The Fighter,” their duet. The track is from Urban’s Ripcord and it’s a catchy pop-country (mostly pop) song. It’s not a single but it does really let Underwood’s vocals shine. If it were up to me, I’d pick this for their 2017 Grammys performance. Only time will tell what will happen though.
Underwood’s only nomination this year is for “Church Bells” but she’s snagged seven Grammy awards in the past. Urban, on the other hand, snagged two nods this year. Along with his nomination against Underwood, he’s up for Best Country Album for his experimental record, Ripcord. In the past, the Aussie has won four of the prestigious awards.
In the category of Best Country Solo Performance, Urban and Underwood go up against Brandy Clark, Miranda Lambert and Maren Morris. This is one of four nominations for Morris. She’s also up for Best Country Album, Best Country Song and the multi-genre Best New Artist. You can check out the full list of nominees here.