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Carrie Underwood Grammy Performance Is a Chance to ‘Represent’

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Carrie Underwood has performed on the Grammy Awards telecast before, but as her next opportunity in front of the live audience (and the millions watching all over the world) approaches, she admits she does get a little nervous. Mostly, however, it’s been her chance to enjoy one-of-a-kind experiences.

“I’m excited to be performing on the Grammy awards and honored that they would have me back,” says the superstar entertainer. “I’ve been lucky enough to have performed on it several times and have been a part of some cool moments on the show, like the Michael Jackson tribute with Celine Dion, Usher, Smokey Robinson and Jennifer Hudson.”

Carrie notes that the Grammys remain important to artists like her because so many musical genres are jockeying to be featured on the live show. “I definitely feel like a representative for country music. The Grammys represent so many types of music and there are only so many slots available for people to perform. I’m honored and want to do the best job I possibly can to represent our format and show everybody what they might be missing in country music, and make them jump on the bandwagon for country music.”

The five-time Grammy winner is nominated for Best Country Solo Performance for her hit single “Blown Away.” The tune also scored a Best Country Song nod for co-writers Josh Kear and Chris Tompkins.

Carrie admits that one of the perks of attending the Grammys is having the opportunity to meet a variety of artists.

“Any time you can meet people outside our format who have been around so long and have so much respect, is wonderful,” she says. “I’m excited to be nominated and get to go and perform.”

The 55th Annual Grammy Awards air live from Los Angeles’ Staples Center, Sunday, Feb. 10 at 8:00 PM on CBS.

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