Grammy Awards 2020: Lil Nas X will perform at ceremony with Billy Ray Cyrus and the ‘Old Town Road All-Stars’

Lil Nas X attends the 2019 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on Nov. 24, 2019, in Los Angeles.
Lil Nas X attends the 2019 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on Nov. 24, 2019, in Los Angeles.

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Atlanta rapper Lil Nas X will celebrate his breakout year – and six Grammy nominations – with a high-profile performance during Sunday's ceremony.

The "Old Town Road" phenom will be one of the "Grammy Moments" during the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards when he takes the stage with the "Old Town Road All-Stars" – his partner in chart history, Billy Ray Cyrus, along with BTS, Diplo, Mason Ramsey and other surprise guests.

Lil Nas X experienced a crazy year of instant stardom and chronicled it in an Instagram post earlier this month.

Another of the "Grammy Moments" scheduled for the show, which will air live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles at 8 p.m. on CBS, is a tribute to longtime Grammy show executive producer Ken Ehrlich that will also acknowledge the importance of music education in schools. A troop of musicians including nominees Camila Cabello, Gary Clark Jr. and John Legend will join Debbie Allen, Joshua Bell, Common, Misty Copeland, Lang Lang, Cyndi Lauper, Ben Platt and The War and Treaty for a performance of "I Sing the Body Electric" from "Fame."

Previously announced performers for the ceremony – which will again be hosted by Alicia Keys – include Aerosmith (with a Run-D.M.C. appearance), Brandi Carlile, Billie Eilish, Ariana Grande, Jonas Brothers, Lizzo, Tanya Tucker, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani, Demi Lovato and Rosalía.

Presenters at the show include Shania Twain, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne, Jim Gaffigan and Trevor Noah, Common, Dua Lipa, Billy Porter and Cynthia Erivo. 

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Melissa Ruggieri will be in Los Angeles covering the events of Grammy weekend and the Sunday ceremony. Watch for updates here and follow the Atlanta Music Scene on Facebook and Twitter.

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