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Grammy Awards Announce Country Superstar Segment, Plus Daft Punk, and Pink


The Grammy Awards are juicing up for their CBS broadcast on January 26, 2014. Producer Ken Ehrlich is putting together his usual performance segments that match and combine unlikely stars- and some that just never have been on TV together before.

Just announced: Kendrick Lamar will play with Imagine Dragons. Pink is going to sing with Nat Ruess for the first time–their hit is nominated even though it came out in 2012.

There’s also an all star country set up with Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson and newish guy Blake Shelton. That should be amazing.

Also, Daft Punk will do “Get Lucky.” They’d better bring Nile Rodgers with them.

LL Cool J is hosting again.

Ehrlich really has to work magic this year since the Grammy voters– whoever they are– managed to snub Justin Timberlake out of the top 3– Album, Song or Record of the Year. Timberlake’s “20/20” albums should have been the centerpiece of the Grammys this year. I can’t imagine CBS is pleased, let alone JT.

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Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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