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Dierks Bentley, Blake Shelton To Present At Grammys; Gwyneth Paltrow To Perform

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It's almost time for this year's Grammy Awards--and, I'm pleased to note, the show has gotten yet a little more country with the announcement of new presenters and performers this week.

As previously reported, Nashville's currently most sensational sensation, Miranda Lambert, will be performing at the awards. To make things extra fun, her fiance, Blake Shelton, will be presenting.

Wonder if he'll get to hand his gal a Grammy? (She's up for three--he's up for one.) Can you imagine what an adorable photo op that would be?

Joining Shelton on the presenter's list is Dierks Bentley, who himself is nominated for three awards, including country album of the year for Up On The Ridge.

To round things out, it was also revealed that Country Strong chanteuse Gwyneth Paltrow will be performing live at the Grammys. However, it doesn't sound as if she'll be doing anything country-related. She'll be dueting with hip-hop hitmaker Cee Lo Green (as she did last month on Saturday Night Live)--along with, bizarrely, Jim Henson's Muppets. You can't make this stuff up, folks.

I just have to say, it's been fun watching Paltrow expand her boundaries. From winning over Tim McGraw and Faith Hill as best buddies, to hanging with Kermit the Frog...well, let's just say I have an ever-growing admiration for Gwyn's flexibility!

Also, don't forget Lady Antebellum will be rocking the Grammy stage--and, no doubt, taking home some of the six awards they are nominated for. Fingers crossed they score at least one the all-genre biggies--album, record, or song of the year.

The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards will be held in Los Angeles February 13, and aired live on CBS at 8 p.m. ET.

Are you looking forward to the Grammys? Excited to see Miranda, Lady A, and Gwyneth--even if she isn't doing her country thing--take the stage? Be sure to let me know what's on your mind.

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