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The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!! Set for December 5

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If you have plans on Dec. 5, then you need to cancel them. Why? Because ‘The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!! – Countdown to Music’s Biggest Night’ (that’s a mouthful) is set to take air on CBS on Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 10PM ET/PT.

The concert will take place at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn., marking the first time that the special — which kicks off Grammy season by revealing several key nominations across a host of categories — has taken place outside of Los Angeles.

We think that Music City is a fine substitute for Los Angeles this year! It’s good to have a little change and to shake things up. This is also the fifth year that the nominations have been announced live on prime time TV. It’s not confirmed yet if LL Cool J will be hosting the event again.

“We are excited for the opportunity to bring ‘The Grammy Nominations Concert Special Live!!’ to Nashville this year as we recognize our nominees for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy, in a press release. “Nashville’s rich musical and cultural history is so important and vital to our industry, and indeed to the world — a fact The Academy has recognized for decades by locating one of our most thriving and active Chapters there. We look forward to celebrating the year in music in such a passionate, vibrant, and flourishing city.”

The city of Nashville is equally excited about having this event take place within its limits! “Having The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!! in Music City is a perfect fit,” said Nashville Mayor Karl Dean. “This announcement further validates that Nashville is a destination on the rise, and our rich musical heritage has once again put us on the national stage. This is tremendous news for Nashville, and we look forward to working with The Recording Academy to ensure the show’s success.”

The show always features performers, so watch this space for more details on who will be taking the stage and appearing at the event!

The 55th Annual Grammy Awards will take place live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Feb. 10, 2013 and will be broadcast on CBS at 8PM ET.

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