“Music’s Biggest Night” has been postponed.
The Recording Academy, CBS and Fulwell 73 Productions announced the news in a joint statement on Tuesday afternoon (Jan. 5), citing the ongoing pandemic as the reason behind the postponement.
The official statement reads:
“After thoughtful conversations with health experts, our host and artists scheduled to appear, we are rescheduling the 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards® to be broadcast Sunday, March 14, 2021. The deteriorating COVID situation in Los Angeles, with hospital services being overwhelmed, ICUs having reached capacity, and new guidance from state and local governments have all led us to conclude that postponing our show was the right thing to do. Nothing is more important than the health and safety of those in our music community and the hundreds of people who work tirelessly on producing the show.
We want to thank all of the talented artists, the staff, our vendors and especially this year’s nominees for their understanding, patience and willingness to work with us as we navigate these unprecedented times.”
The 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards were originally scheduled to take place on January 31.
Ingrid Andress, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town and Old Dominion were among the top country nominees for the upcoming ceremony, however, country music came up short in the all-genre categories this year, with only one nod (Ingrid Andress holds her own as the only country nominee in the general Best New Artist category).
Click HERE to view the list of country music GRAMMY nominees.