Breakthrough artist Chris Stapleton has been added to the roster of performers for the 2016 Grammy Awards.
Stapleton will join Austin’s Gary Clark Jr. and Bonnie Raitt for a musical tribute to the late B.B. King during the ceremony. The acclaimed singer-songwriter is up for four awards this year, including Album of the Year and Best Country Album for his debut album, Traveller. The record’s title track was also recognized in the Best Country Solo Performance and Best Country Song categories.
Fellow nominees Carrie Underwood, Little Big Town and Sam Hunt are the only other country acts tapped to perform during the awards show. Many are predicting that Stapleton will sweep the awards, just like he did during last year’s memorable CMA Awards. His performance alongside Justin Timberlake quickly went down in history as one of the most talked-about moments in the awards history, so it’s likely that this appearance will also be remembered as another pivotal point in his solo career.
No matter what happens on Grammy night, Stapleton has a lot to look forward to in the coming year. In August, he’ll embark on a co-headling tour with Hank Williams, Jr. before joining Luke Bryan‘s Kill The Lights summer stadium tour for select dates.
The 58th annual Grammy Awards will air live from Los Angeles on Feb. 15 on CBS.
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