Willie Nelson May Miss Grammy's
Feb. 20, 2002
NEW YORK (AP) _ Even though Willie Nelson is up for two Grammys, he's not sure he'll be in the audience for next week's ceremony in Los Angeles.
Nelson has been nominated for best country album for ``Rainbow Connection,'' and best country male performance for the song ``Marie.'' But he said his current tour might prevent him from attending.
``I'll be in Houston the night before, so I don't know if I'll make the trip,'' Nelson told The Associated Press during a recent interview.
But even if he is free, the 68-year-old singer said he's still ambivalent about the ceremony.
``In fact, once you're nominated, I feel like you've won, and to try and pick out the best of these winners, to me, there's a little negativity in there,'' he said. ``You've got five nominations and one winner, so you have one real happy person and four guys that's applauding politely. So just being nominated is enough for me.''
The Grammy Awards will be presented Tuesday night at the Staples Center and broadcast live on CBS starting at 8 p.m. EST.