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    Fri, 24 Aug 2012 13:39:46

    Grammy Nominations Concert Set for December 5 - It takes place in Nashville

    The 2013 Grammys are coming!

    They will kick off with the GRAMMY® Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music's Biggest Night®," which is set to take place in Nashville, Tennessee, at the Bridgestone Arena and will air live on CBS Wednesday, December 5 10PM ET/PT and 9 PM CT. This will mark the first time the special — which officially kicks off GRAMMY season by revealing nominations in several categories while featuring unique performances from past GRAMMY winners and/or nominees — has taken place outside of Los Angeles.

    "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. "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."

    "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."

    This concert special marks the fifth time nominations for the annual GRAMMY Awards will be announced live on primetime television.

    Details regarding ticket sales, presenters, and performers for "The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!!" will be announced in the coming weeks.

    The road to Music's Biggest Night begins with "The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!!" and culminates with the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards, live from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 10, 2013, and broadcast on CBS at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

    Will you be tuning in?

    —Katie Sheehan

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