PAUL McCARTNEY TO MAKE HIS FIRST GRAMMY APPEARANCE,
ON "THE 48TH ANNUAL GRAMMY� AWARDS," LIVE FROM STAPLES CENTER IN LOS ANGELES, FEB. 8 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK
Ellen DeGeneres To Introduce McCartney Performance
Lance Armstrong, Bonnie Raitt and Jennifer Love Hewitt To Present
Paul McCartney, a 13-time Grammy Award winner, will make his first Grammy appearance, on THE 48TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS, live from Staples Center in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Feb. 8 (8:00-11:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Comedian and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres will introduce McCartney's performance. Lance Armstrong, seven-time winner of the Tour de France, Grammy Award-winning singer/guitarist Bonnie Raitt and Jennifer Love Hewitt, star of the Network series "Ghost Whisperer," have been added to present.
McCartney is currently nominated for three Grammy Awards: Album of the Year, Best Pop Vocal Album and Best Male Pop Vocal Performance. He was also honored with The Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1990 and President's Merit Award in 2004.
Previously announced performers are Mariah Carey, John Legend, Madonna with Gorillaz; Bruce Springsteen, U2 and Mary J Blige, Coldplay, Faith Hill and Keith Urban, Christina Aguilera and Herbie Hancock, Sugarland, Jamie Foxx with Kanye West, an all-star tribute to Sly and The Family Stone featuring Maroon 5, Will.I.Am (of Black Eyed Peas), Robert Randolph, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry (of Aerosmith), Joss Stone, John Legend and Devin Lima, and Hezekiah Walker & Love Fellowship Choir join Mariah Carey. Previously announced presenters are Big & Rich, Michael Bubl�, Common, Matt Dillon, Tom Hanks, Terrence Howard, Queen Latifah and Ludacris.
Established in 1957, the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, Inc., also known as The Recording Academy, is an organization of musicians, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers.
THE 48TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS is produced by Cossette Productions, in association with Ken Ehrlich Productions for The Recording Academy.
John Cossette and Ken Ehrlich are executive producers, Walter C. Miller is producer/director, Tisha Fein is the coordinating producer.