With the GRAMMY Awards set for April 3, 2022, there is plenty of news related to the event to share...Robert Kinsler
AXS TV COMPOSES A WEEK-LONG GRAMMY® PLAYLIST CELEBRATING PAST WINNERS & CURRENT NOMINEES, HEADLINED BY THE PREMIERE OF FOO FIGHTERS: LIVE AT WEMBLEY STADIUM ON APRIL 2 AT 8 P.M. ET
Other Highlights Include Profiles of Kanye West & Taylor Swift, Performances by Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Norah Jones & Coldplay, Exclusive Digital Content Featuring Finneas, Fleet Foxes, Yola, Blues Traveler & Black Pumas, and More—Airing Across AXS TV’s Linear Channel, Website & Social Platforms from March 28 through April 2
Watch a Promo Here For the Week-Long Event & Saturday Celebration
AXS TV gears up for the 64TH Annual GRAMMY® Awards with a multi-platform event featuring premiere performances, insightful profiles, all-new exclusive digital content and more—airing across AXS TV’s linear channel, website, apps and social platforms from Monday, March 28 through Saturday, April 2.
The week-long block boasts a special Saturday Stack lineup honoring past winners and current nominees on April 2 starting at 12 p.m. ET, headlined by the Network premiere of the unforgettable concert epic Foo Fighters: Live At Wembley Stadium at 8 p.m. ET. The film captures the 2022 Best Rock Album and Best Rock Performance nominees rocking 170,000 fans across two nights in 2008 at London’s historic venue, as they unleash a set packed with enduring hits such as “Times Like These,” “Learn To Fly,” “My Hero,” and “Everlong,” along with a pair of Led Zeppelin covers featuring surprise appearances by rock legends Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones.
Other Saturday Stack offerings include insightful artist profiles featuring Rock Legends: Foo Fighters, The Real Taylor Swift: Wild Dreams, The Dolly Parton Story – From Rags To Rhinestones and Kanye: A Higher Power, and seven powerhouse performances featuring Country music trailblazer Willie Nelson; Dolly Parton in the star-studded tribute Dolly Parton: 50 Years At The Opry, with Toby Keith, Emmylou Harris and Hank Williams Jr.; an immersive night of sound and color in Coldplay – Live In São Paulo, and more.
Additionally, the AXS TV website, apps, and social platforms present a selection of all-new digital exclusives airing daily throughout GRAMMY® Week, opening with back-to-back At Home And Social specials as host Katie Daryl sits down with indie folk heroes Fleet Foxes, whose album “Shore” is up for Best Alternative Music Album (Mar. 28); followed by an evening with beloved rock mainstays Blues Traveler, who are vying for Best Traditional Blues Album (Mar. 29). Next, multi-talented musician and producer Finneas—whose 2022 nominations include Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year, Best New Artist, and a pair of Album Of The Year nods—shares his personal music memorabilia on Rock & Tell (Mar. 30); and Katie Daryl chats with psychedelic superstars Black Pumas, nominees for Best Rock Album and Best Rock Performance, on At Home And Social (Mar. 31). The week wraps up on April 1 as Best American Roots Song and Best Americana Album nominee Yola reveals the albums she’d take to a desert island on Stranded.
“AXS TV’s GRAMMY® Week lineup is the ultimate celebration of music’s biggest night,” said Sarah Weidman, Head of Programming, Development and Multi-Platform Content for AXS TV. “From pop and blues, to country, rock, soul, rap, and more, AXS TV’s lineup is as varied as this year’s crop of GRAMMY® nominees—headlined by the premiere of the iconic concert event Foo Fighters: Live At Wembley Stadium, a monumental performance by one of rock’s biggest bands, which we are excited to share with our audience for the first time ever. There is truly something here for all music enthusiasts to enjoy, and AXS TV platforms are the only places you can see it.”
AXS TV’s Complete GRAMMY® Week Programming Lineup is as follows:
GRAMMY® Saturday Stack—Starting April 2 at 12 p.m. ET
-12pE – Rock Legends: Foo Fighters
-12:30pE – The Real Taylor Swift: Wild Dreams
-1:30pE – The Dolly Parton Story – From Rags To Rhinestones
-2:30pE – Willie Nelson
-3:30pE – Dolly Parton: 50 Years At The Opry
-5:30pE – Coldplay – Live In São Paulo
-8pE – PREMIERE – Foo Fighters: Live At Wembley Stadium
-11pE – Maroon 5: Live At Le Casino de Paris
-12aE – Sheryl Crow: Live From The Artists Den
-1aE – Norah Jones
-2aE – Kanye: A Higher Power
All-New Original Digital Content—Starting Mon., March 28 through Friday, April 1
-3/28: Fleet Foxes – At Home And Social
-3/29: Blues Traveler – At Home And Social
-3/30: FINNEAS – Rock & Tell
-3/31: Black Pumas – At Home And Social
-4/1: YOLA – Stranded
About AXS TV
AXS TV is a leading multi-platform music, entertainment, and lifestyle digital platform and television company owned and operated by Anthem Sports & Entertainment Inc. AXS TV’s broad library is curated to appeal to diverse and passionate fanbases across the entertainment spectrum, offering eclectic content headlined by premiere concerts and music-inspired programming, as well as exclusive celebrity interviews, acclaimed documentaries, world-class professional wrestling, hard-hitting MMA bouts, star-studded special events, and immersive pop culture series. AXS TV’s signature programs include the investigative series Music’s Greatest Mysteries; fan-favorite countdown series The Top Ten Revealed; the in-depth profile A Year in Music; and the intimate artist interview series At Home And Social. The channel is also the home of global combat sport staples IMPACT Wrestling, New Japan Pro-Wrestling and Invicta Fighting Championships. AXS TV is available nationally in the United States, and parts of Canada and the Caribbean. Additionally, AXS TV’s digital programming can be enjoyed on several different platforms including the AXS.TV website and the Network’s FAST Channel AXS TV NOW, as well as via the AXS TV App, and on the Network's official YouTube channel, Facebook and Instagram pages, and Twitter profile. For a full list of providers and territories, please visit axs.tv/subscribe.
|GRAMMY® WINNER AND CURRENT NOMINEE LEVAR BURTON TO HOST THE 64TH GRAMMY AWARDS PREMIERE CEREMONY® |
JIMMIE ALLEN, MADISON CUNNINGHAM, FALU, NNENNA FREELON, LEDISI, MON LAFERTE, KALANI PE'A, JOHN POPPER, ALLISON RUSSELL, CURTIS STEWART, AND THE ISAACS TO PERFORM; OPENING NUMBER TO FEATURE A SPECIAL MULTI-NOMINEE PERFORMANCE
|GRAMMY® winner and current nominee LeVar Burton is hosting this year's prestigious 64th GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony® at the MGM Grand Conference Marquee Ballroom in Las Vegas. Kicking off the ceremony, the opening number will feature a special multi-nominee performance including Madison Cunningham, Falu, Nnenna Freelon, Kalani Pe'a, John Popper, and The Isaacs. Other artists scheduled to perform include current nominees Jimmie Allen, Ledisi, Mon Laferte, Allison Russell, and Curtis Stewart. Presenting the first GRAMMY Awards® of the day are current nominees Jimmie Allen, Arlo Parks, Nate Bargatze, Nnenna Freelon, Pierce Freelon, and Sylvan Esso, and five-time GRAMMY winner and former Chair of the Recording Academy Board of Trustees, Jimmy Jam. The 64th GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony will stream live from Las Vegas on Sun, April 3, 2022, at 3:30 p.m. ET/12:30 p.m. PT on YouTube at Recording Academy® / GRAMMYs and on live.grammy.com.|
"I'm excited to host this celebration of the best performers across genres and art forms," said Burton, host of this year's GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony and current nominee in the Best Spoken Word Album category (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling) for Aftermath. "I am incredibly honored in particular to be represented in the Best Spoken Word category this historic year, with a cohort of five other outstandingly talented Black men, along with the words of the late great Congressman John Lewis."
For the 64th GRAMMY Awards, Allen received a GRAMMY nomination for Best New Artist; Arlo Parks is up for Best New Artist and Best Alternative Music Album (Collapsed in Sunbeams); Bargatze is nominated for Best Comedy Album (The Greatest Average American); Cunningham received a nomination for Best Folk Album (Wednesday (Extended Edition)); Falu is up for Best Children's Music Album (A Colorful World); Nnenna Freelon is nominated for Best Jazz Vocal Album (Time Traveler); Pierce Freelon received a nomination for Best Children's Music Album (Black To The Future); Ledisi is up for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album (Ledisi Sings Nina); Mon Laferte is nominated for Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano) (Seis); Pe'a received a nomination for Best Regional Roots Music Album (Kau Ka Pe'a); Popper is up for Best Traditional Blues Album (Traveler's Blues); Russell is nominated for Best American Roots Performance ("Nightflyer"), Best American Roots Song ("Nightflyer" with Jeremy Lindsay) and Best Americana Album (Outside Child); Stewart received a nomination for Best Classical Instrumental Solo (Of Power); Sylvan Esso are up for a nomination for Best Dance/Electronic Music Album (FreeLove); and The Isaacs are nominated for Best Roots Gospel Album Category (Songs For The Times).
The 64th GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony is produced by Branden Chapman, Ruby Marchand, Chantel Sausedo, and Rex Supa on behalf of the Recording Academy. Greg Fera is executive producer and Cheche Alara is music producer and musical director.
The 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be broadcast live following the Premiere Ceremony on CBS and Paramount+ from 8–11:30 p.m. ET/5–8:30 p.m. PT. For GRAMMY coverage, updates and breaking news, please visit the Recording Academy's social networks on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter.
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