Carrie Underwood will perform on the Grammy Awards with Tony Bennett singing the 1924 classic “It Had To Be You.”
Bennett, 85, is the recipient of 15 Grammy Awards dating back to 1963, and Carrie Underwood, 28, has received 5 within the last six years.
“I’ve been on every single one that we’ve had through the years,” Bennett said Friday after rehearsing a duet with Carrie Underwood. “And what I love about it … this is the only place where all the performers get together in one weekend, and it’s so great to see old friends and new guys that are coming up.”
At the conclusion of the Grammy rehearsal Bennett told Underwood, “It was beautiful singing with you.”
“She’s beautiful and she sings great, and she’s so popular,” he stated as he exited the stage. “It’s just a wonderful experience to be on the show.”
In addition to their performance together, Underwood and Bennett will be presenting the “Best New Artist Award.” The nominees for the award are Bon Iver, J. Cole, Skrillex, and Nicki Minaj.
Last year at the 53rd Grammy Awards, Esperanza Spalding won the award making her the first ever jazz artist to win.