Miranda Lambert, Dierks Bentley to Present at 2012 Grammys
With the 2012 Grammy Awards fast approaching, we’re learning more every day about who will take the iconic stage to host, perform, present and (hopefully) win. The Recording Academy announced today that Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley are confirmed presenters for this year’s awards show. The two country stars will be joined by Drake and Gwyneth Paltrow, with more presenters to be announced in the coming weeks.
Lambert and Bentley aren’t the only country megastars who will be hitting the stage on Feb. 12. Taylor Swift has been seen in recent photos and video clips filming new promos for the biggest night in music with this year’s host, rapper LL Cool J. With an easygoing charm, the two artists from vastly different genres play easily off each other in the promo spots, filmed by a giant version of the signature gold gramophone.
Swift herself is up for three Grammys this year: Best Country Solo Performance and Best Country Song for ‘Mean,’ as well as Best Country Album for ‘Speak Now.’ This is in addition to her four past wins. Coming back to the Grammys stage for the first time since 2010, the starlet will also be performing during the live telecast.
Joining Swift, Jason Aldean is also up for three awards this year: Best Country Solo Performance in ‘Dirt Road Anthem,’ Best Country Duo/Group Performance for ‘Don’t You Wanna Stay’ (with Kelly Clarkson) and Best Country Album for ‘My Kinda Party.’ This will be his first year to test his pipes at the Staples Center in front of the Grammys audience.