Lady Antebellum won best country song and best country performance by a duo or group with vocals for their smash hit, "Need You Now." Urban won for his single, "Til Summer Comes Around." Other early winners included the Zac Brown Band and Alan Jackson for best country collaboration with vocals for "As She's Walking Away," and Patty Loveless for best bluegrass album.
Lady Antebellum is nominated for several more awards during the live telecast, including Best New Artist, Song of the Year and Album of the Year. The group will perform during the live ceremony, along with Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Drake, Katy Perry and Mick Jagger.
Lady Gaga caused a stir on the red carpet when she arrived encased in an egg carried by four models. She is set to debut her new single, "Born This Way" during the awards. Other celebrities walking the red carpet were Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, Selena Gomez and Adam Lambert.
The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards air live on Little Rock's KTHV at 7 p.m. CST.