Hunter Hayes’ Grammy Wardrobe Watch; Kelly Clarkson Grammy Rumors + More: Country Music News Roundup
The Boot rounds up today’s country music news from around the web.
Look for multiple Grammy nominee Hunter Hayes on “CBS This Morning” tomorrow (Friday, Feb. 8) at 7:00 AM ET. Among the trophies for which Hunter is vying is the coveted Best New Artist award. And when it comes to what he’ll be wearing Sunday night, Hunter hints that he’s partial to the combination of black and red, so his Grammy attire could be a combination of those colors. “Every now and then, I’ll obsess about a detail,” Hunter tells The Boot. “Goofy things like that, I obsess over, like my watches. I love my watches.” Watch Hunter (and see which colors — and which watch — he’s sporting on Sunday night when the Grammys air live on CBS at 8:00 PM ET.
Bret Michaels will be live blogging the Grammys for us! The legendary rocker will be giving his thoughts on Sunday’s awards on AOL.com from the comfort of his living room, where the Poison frontman has graciously invited some of our own writers to join him for the show. He’ll also present the world debut of his new single, “The App Song,” on Sunday. The blogging begins at 7:15 PM ET. [AOL]
It is rumored that Kelly Clarkson will be paying tribute to Carole King and to the late Patti Page on the Grammys. Sources tell FOX 411 the original “American Idol” will sing a medley that will include Page’s “How Much Is That Doggie in the Window” and King’s “I Feel the Earth Move.” [MJ’s Big Blog]
Country newcomer Charlie Worsham has joined the lineup for the 4th Annual CountryMusicIsLove Concert Benefiting City of Hope, set for Feb. 25 at Nashville’s 12th & Porter nightclub. The singer is currently working on his debut album for Warner Music Nashville. Among other acts on the concert bill are Rose Falcon, Maggie Rose, the Henningsens and Greg Bates. [CMIL]
Bristol, Tennessee is getting a museum dedicated to country music’s roots. The Birthplace of Country Music Downtown Museum was just granted $600,000 by the city government for construction of the building, which has already begun. The museum is expected to open in August 2014. [WYCB]
Lady Antebellum dropped by CBS’ “The Talk” this week to perform their new single, “Downtown.” In a backstage interview, the trio’s Hillary Scott revealed the second trimester of her pregnancy is going very well, and she’ll find out the gender of her first baby soon. “I’m feeling really confident,” said the mom-to-be. “It was weird; (in the first trimester) my body was changing, there was this thing that was taking all my energy away. But now … I’ll say to my husband, ‘I helped make an ear today!'” [LadyAntebellum.com]
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