(The GRAMMY Insider keeps you up to date about news on your favorite GRAMMY winners, including new album releases, tour updates, notable media appearances, interviews, and more.)
Super Bowl XLVIII
He may be locked out of heaven, but he's locked into the National Football League. Bruno Mars has been selected as the featured performer for the Super Bowl XLVIII halftime show, taking place Feb. 2, 2014, at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. The pop crooner joins a list of recent GRAMMY winners to take the Super Bowl stage, including Beyoncé, the Black Eyed Peas, Madonna, Paul McCartney, Prince, the Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, and Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers, among others.
Taylor Swift tied country newcomer Kacey Musgraves for the most nominations for the 47th Annual CMA Awards with six, including Entertainer of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year and Album of the Year for Red. Additional GRAMMY winners garnering nominations include Kelly Clarkson, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, and Zac Brown Band. Hosted by Braid Paisley and Underwood, the awards show will air live Nov. 6. … The Memphis Music Hall of Fame has announced its 2013 class of inductees, which includes GRAMMY winners the Blackwood Brothers and Johnny Cash, as well as GRAMMY nominees Albert King, Phineas Newborn Jr., David Porter, Sid Selvidge, and Carla Thomas, among others. Inductees will be honored at a ceremony on Nov. 7 in Memphis. … Three multiple GRAMMY winners will be among those receiving Kennedy Center Honors for 2013. Five-time winner Billy Joel, 10-time winner Carlos Santana and 14-time winner Herbie Hancock will be feted on Dec. 8 and the program will air on CBS on Dec. 29.
Fans of recent GRAMMY winners Halestorm are in for some inclement weather as the band have announced a new covers EP, ReAnimate 2.0: The Covers EP. Set for release on Oct. 15, the set follows 2011’s ReAnimate: The Covers EP and will feature renditions of songs by bands such as AC/DC, Daft Punk, Pat Benatar, Fleetwood Mac, Judas Priest, and Marilyn Manson.
"Saturday Night Live" is in for a loud and funny season premiere on Sept. 28. The series will kick off its 39th season with GRAMMY-nominated comedian Tina Fey as host and Arcade Fire as musical guests. Future musical guests will include Miley Cyrus and GRAMMY-nominated artist Katy Perry.
Five-time GRAMMY winner Cee Lo Green's autobiography hit stores Sept. 10. The Lady Killer recounts his life's magic moments (so far) in Everybody's Brother with the help of GRAMMY telecast writer David Wild.