Dierks Bentley has been tapped to perform at this year’s Grammy Awards and is nominated for Best Country Solo Performance for his Number one song, “Home,” but he’s ready to rush the stage for an award, if his friends, the Grascals win. “Well, I mean, let’s look at the stats. I’ve been nominated for 12, okay? So, I’m pretty used to clapping for somebody else and the camera’s right there [clap, clap, clap, clap]. I got that down pretty good. I’m nominated, I think, for ‘Home,’ for Vocal Event of the Year, but The Grascals, I wrote a song, a Bluegrass song, that’s nominated, The Grascals are nominated for Bluegrass Album of the Year. I talked to Jamey the other day from The Grascals, and I said, ‘If you guys win, can I rush up there with you?’ ‘Cause it’s a good year for them. The Del McCoury Band is not nominated, there’s no, Ralph Stanley’s not nominated, Steve Martin-rogue category, so as far as Bluegrass goes, The Grascals’ got a pretty good shot. So, if they win, I’m running up there, so I can say I did it, because it’s a tough thing to win one, I’ve found out. But it’s always cool to be nominated.” Even though, the “Tip It On Back” singer may have been kidding about going onstage with The Grascals, Dierks is always appreciative of the recognition from the Grammys. “It’s always cool to be nominated.”
The 55th Annual Grammy Awards will air February 10th at 8pm ET on CBS.