CBS.com Launches 'Artists of Tomorrow' Program for Grammy Live
February 2, 2016 at 11:40 AM (PT)
CBS.com celebrates the next generation of musicians leading up to the telecast of THE 58TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS with the launch of the “ARTISTS OF TOMORROW” program, presented by XFINITY, showcasing three up-and-coming acts selected by veteran artists. The public will then have the chance to pick one of the rising stars to perform during GRAMMY LIVE, the official multiplatform streaming coverage of all the behind-the-scenes action leading up to and throughout the ceremony itself on MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15th.
CBS.com’s “ARTISTS OF TOMORROW” program features video interviews with three past GRAMMY winners – THE ROOTS' QUESTLOVE, KOOL & THE GANG's ROBERT "KOOL" BELL and producer DAVID SARDY – where they discuss their own GRAMMY experiences and recommend an artist or band whom they think are rising stars. In addition, "ARTISTS OF TOMORROW" features performances from each of the three nominated artists, giving the public a chance to get to know each of the rising stars in order to ultimately choose which artist will perform during GRAMMY LIVE.
The nominees include:
• DONN T -- recommended by QUESTLOVE – a singer/songwriter blending pop, soul and R&B music.
• ALLEN STONE – recommended by ROBERT "KOOL" BELLl – a singer bringing together edgy soul-pop, folk-rock, R&B and funk.
• THE WILD FEATHERS – recommended by DAVID SARDY – a rock ‘n’ roll quartet from NASHVILLE.
Voting can be done through CBS.com at www.cbs.com/shows/grammys/artists-of-tomorrow/. Voting will close on FEBRUARY 10th and the winners' GRAMMY LIVE performance will be streamed on FEBRUARY 15th.