The 64th Annual Grammy Awards Officially Postponed Due To COVID-19

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Welp, saw that coming…

Due to the spike in COVID-19 infections fueled by the new Omicron variant, CBS and the Recording Academy have made the decision to postpone the 64th Grammy Awards.

The show was set to air on January 31st, but as of right now, there is no new date scheduled.

CBS and the Recording Academy said in a joint statement:

“After careful consideration and analysis with city and state officials, health and safety experts, the artist community and our many partners, the Recording Academy and CBS have postponed the 64th Annual Grammy Awards Show.

The health and safety of those in our music community, the live audience, and the hundreds of people who work tirelessly to produce our show remains our top priority. Given the uncertainty surrounding the Omicron variant, holding the show on January 31 simply contains too many risks.

We look forward to celebrating Music’s Biggest Night on a future date, which will be announced soon.”

Rumors began circulating in December that postponing the Grammys was being taken into consideration. Last year’s show was one of the first award shows after the long 2020 hiatus due to the surge of COVID-19.

Trevor Noah, who hosted the awards in 2021 was set to host this year again.

Sturgill Simpson received two for his new album Dood and Juanita and Cuttin’ Grass Vol. 1 (Butcher Shoppe Sessions), while Tyler Childers and Billy Strings both secured nominations, as well as Chris Stapleton and The Marfa Tapes trio for Best Country Album.

Stat tuned for updates… a new date should be coming soon.

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