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GRAMMY NOMINEES THE LUMINEERS, CARRIE UNDERWOOD AND JACK WHITE TO PERFORM AT 55TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS

The 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards® — Hosted by LL COOL J — Airs Live on CBS Sunday, Feb. 10

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Current GRAMMY® nominees the Lumineers, Carrie Underwood and Jack White are set to perform; nominees Dierks Bentley and Miranda Lambert will join together in a special performance; and Elton John and nominee Ed Sheeran will perform live together for the first time on the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards® telecast. They join previously announced performers and nominees The Black Keys, FUN., Mumford & Sons, Rihanna, and Taylor Swift. 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, Feb. 10, at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast in high-definition TV and 5.1surround sound on the CBS Television Network from 8 – 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT). The show also will be supported on radio worldwide via Dial Global, and covered online at GRAMMY.com and CBS.com, and on YouTube. 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 and Facebook.

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Miranda Lambert Rides the Milk Wagon

Miranda Lambert joins the MilkPEP National Milk Mustache’s “got milk?” campaign. Photo: courtesy of MilkPEP

Miranda Lambert joins the MilkPEP National Milk Mustache’s “got milk?” campaign. Photo: courtesy of MilkPEP

Country artists are hardly strangers to the National Milk Mustache “got milk?” campaign. Still, when Miranda Lambert chose the day before the 2012 CMA Awards to unveil her portrait as the latest in this long line of celebrities, athletes and even cartoon characters, media filled the CMA atrium to witness the occasion.

The image captures the CMA Female Vocalist of the Year on a weathered wood porch, a grassy field stretching toward trees and hills, with a glass of milk in her hand, a bowl of cereal on the ground and the inevitable white frost above her upper lip. Lambert looks as though she was at home on her Oklahoma farm, although the wall was a backdrop and the photo was taken in New Jersey, at a site scouted by photographer Annie Leibovitz and her staff.

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46th annual CMA Award Winners

46th annual CMA Awards Winner’s List:

Entertainer of the year

Jason Aldean
Kenny Chesney
Brad Paisley
WINNER: Blake Shelton
Taylor Swift

Female vocalist

Kelly Clarkson
WINNER: Miranda Lambert
Martina McBride
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood

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The Pistol Annies Aim for the Top

From the Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings supergroup The Highwaymen to Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton and Linda Ronstadt’s famed Trio, friendship and creative chemistry have inspired some of Country Music’s most successful collaborations. Debuting with their chart-topping album, Hell on Heels, The Pistol Annies is the latest group of distinctive personalities to forge an enigmatic new act.  Read the rest of this entry