2022 Grammy Awards rescheduled due to omicron surge. What that means for these Kentucky nominees

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Country superstar Chris Stapleton and hip-hop artist Jack Harlow — both Kentucky natives — have been nominated for the 64th annual Grammy Awards.

But both will have to wait a little bit longer than expected to pick up any possible hardware. The Recording Academy and CBS announced that the 64th Grammy Awards has been rescheduled for Sunday, April 3. The awards show was postponed from its original date in late January due to the rise in cases of the omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus.

The 64th Annual Grammy Awards will now be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas from 8-11:30 p.m. on CBS and will be available to stream live and on-demand on Paramount+.

Originally the musc awards show was to be held Jan. 31 at the Crypto.com Arena, formerly known as Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Stapleton, a five-time Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and musician is nominated in three categories this year, including Best Country Album ("Starting Over"), Best Country Song (“Cold”) and Best Country Solo Performance (“You Should Probably Leave”).

The nominations add to a monumental year for Stapleton, who led winners at the 55th Annual CMA Awards with six awards: Male Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year ("Starting Over," as artist and producer), Song of the Year (“Starting Over”) and Single of the Year (“Starting Over,” as artist and producer).

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Hip-Hop artist Jack Harlow performs at a sold-out Palace on the first night of his "No Place Like Home" tour, a five consecutive night of Louisville shows throughout his hometown. The Grammy-nominated artist graduated from Atherton High School. Dec. 14, 2021
Hip-Hop artist Jack Harlow performs at a sold-out Palace on the first night of his "No Place Like Home" tour, a five consecutive night of Louisville shows throughout his hometown. The Grammy-nominated artist graduated from Atherton High School. Dec. 14, 2021

Also up for a couple of Grammy Awards is Atherton High School graduate Harlow. The Louisville native, who recently performed at five sold-out concerts in Louisville and had been announced as a headliner for the 2022 Forecastle Festival, received two 2022 Grammy nominations. The rapper was also nominated last year.

This year Harlow is nominated in the Best Melodic Rap Performance category for his feature on pop star Lil Nas X's single "Industry Baby." Lil Nas X's album "Montero" is also up for Album of the Year, which gives Harlow another nomination as a featured artist and songwriter.

"Industry Baby," which was released in July, debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and became Harlow's first number one song in October.

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Reach Kirby Adams at kadams@courier-journal.com or Twitter @kirbylouisville.

This article originally appeared on Louisville Courier Journal: Grammy Awards 2022: Kentuckians Chris Stapleton, Jack Harlow nominated