Glen Campbell to join the Band Perry, Blake Shelton at Grammys
Longtime Los Angeles singer, session man and ace country guitarist Glen Campbell will once again stand upon the Grammy Awards stage to perform. The five-time Grammy winner is in the middle of his "Goodbye Tour," which saw him giving a breathtaking performance at Club Nokia in October, despite having announced last year that he is living with Alzheimer's disease. He'll be joined at the Grammys by the twangin' Best New Artist nominee the Band Perry and superstar country singer/"The Voice" judge Blake Shelton, the latter of whom is hoping to snag two trophies, for Best Country Solo Performance and Best Country Album.
The ceremony will take place at Staples Center on Feb. 12 and will be hosted by LL Cool J. The only question remaining is: What will be in the medley besides "Rhinestone Cowboy" and "Wichita Lineman"?
Also on tap to perform will be nominees Paul McCartney, Nicki Minaj, Coldplay, Jason Aldean, Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Foo Fighters, Bruno Mars and Kelly Clarkson.
-- Randall Roberts
Photo: Country singer Glen Campbell performs a song at his home in Malibu on July 27. Credit: Genaro Molina/Los Angeles Times.