Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban are among the first announced performers for the 2017 Grammy Awards. The news was revealed via a TV spot that aired during the NFL playoffs on Saturday night (Jan. 14).

Both Urban and Underwood are nominated at the 2017 Grammy Awards: He is up for Best Country Album (Ripcord), Best Country Song ("Blue Ain't Your Color") and Best Country Solo Performance (also "Blue Ain't Your Color), while she is up for Best Country Solo Performance ("Church Bells"). The two country stars spent much of December on tour together in Australia and New Zealand.

In addition to Underwood and Urban, the ad that aired on Saturday night also lists the Weeknd, Metallica and John Legend as performers for the 2017 Grammy Awards show. More performers will be added as the awards ceremony draws closer.

The 59th annual Grammy Awards will take place in Los Angeles on Feb. 12. The Late Late Show host James Corden will host the televised ceremony, which will begin at 8PM ET on CBS; the pre-telecast Premiere Ceremony will begin at 3:30PM ET and be available to stream online.

The Boot will be staying up late covering the most buzzed-about country winners, fashion and moments at the 2017 Grammy Awards. Readers can watch along with us by checking back to for the latest Grammys headlines, liking The Boot on Facebook and following The Boot on Twitter.

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