Sturgill Simpson has been added as a performer at the 2017 Grammy Awards, it was confirmed Thursday morning (Feb. 2). His album A Sailor’s Guide to Earth was nominated for both Best Country Album, and the all-genre Album of the Year.

More great news for the most surprising nominee at this year's awards show. After the nominations, Sturgill told The New York Times.

“I can tell you that my wife and I have our second child on the way, due any time in the first two weeks of February,” Sturgill explains. “So this is all a little hairy. I would love to be there, but I’m not going to miss a birth for it. [Laughs]. I certainly didn’t expect to have a Country Album of the Year nomination for this record, much less to be in the Album of the Year category. I asked my wife, ‘Why do I feel scared right now?’ I don’t even know what this means. How does it affect our life, or my career? I’m just trying to avoid any completely unnecessary expectations that people might think this puts on my career going forward. I’m not going to change how I approach my art.”

The Grammys air Sunday Feb. 12th, on CBS.

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