Four nominations for Daughtry doesn't guarantee air time

February 8, 2008 6:27:52 PM PST
Daughtry has four Grammy nominations, but viewers may not see the band on Sunday's broadcast, even if they win each award. "We don't even know if they are going to air our nominations yet," Chris Daughtry told The Associated Press on Thursday as they rehearsed for Clive Davis' annual pre-Grammy blowout concert Saturday night.

"I've heard that we may not be shown, because it's the 50th anniversary and they are going to have a lot of back-to-back performances, so you may not even see us on TV," the 28-year-old singer said.

Although the Grammys award 110 trophies, only about 10 percent of the categories are shown on the live CBS telecast; most of the show is jam-packed with performances.

"You may see us on the red carpet and peace out, because we probably already took home all four," he joked.

Daughtry, the namesake of the "American Idol" finalist, had one of last year's best-selling albums with their self-titled debut, which is among the nominees for best rock album. But they face competition from rock veterans ranging from U2 to Bruce Springsteen to the Foo Fighters in their categories.

When asked about their stiffest competition, Daughtry said: "It's the Foo Fighters and the Boss. You can't deny that everybody who's ever up against him loses."