The singer gathered his family together to watch the nominations announcement early on Monday and couldn't understand why there was no mention of the big event on the show he was watching.

"The guide said it was the right channel, but we never saw any of the nominations," he tells Billboard. "My sister-in-law walked in and said, 'Congratulations!' I said, 'On what? We've been sitting here watching and we didn't see any of 'em'.

"We had to look them all up online like everybody else does."

Stapleton earned Album of the Year and Best Country Album nods for his debut solo release, Traveller, and he insists he won't miss music's big night - he'll be there at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on 15 February (16).

"I'm sure I'll be there in person," he says. "I can promise that!"