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Nashville Leaders Excited About Grammy Nominations Concert

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - For the first time in history, the Grammy nominations concert will take place in Music City.

Rapper and actor LL Cool J and Nashville's own Taylor Swift will host the live show at Bridgestone Arena on December 5.

So far, performers include Luke Bryan, Fun. and Ne-Yo. Maroon 5 will perform during the one-hour televised show, but will also hold an hour long concert only for ticket-holders after the show.

The nomination concert sets up the Grammy Awards, where the winners will be announced February.

Nashville leaders said having the nomination concert in Nashville though speaks volumes about how others perceive the city.

"It's the very first time this show has been anywhere else but Los Angeles and they decided it needed to be here," said Randy Goodman with the Music City Music Council.

"The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music's Biggest Night" has been hosted by LL Cool J in Los Angeles since its inception five years ago.

He also hosted the annual GRAMMY Awards telecast for the first time earlier this year. Swift co-hosted the first GRAMMY nominations special with LL Cool J in December 2008.

Tickets are still available on Ticketmaster's website, as well as by calling 800-745-3000.

If you don't get tickets, you can still watch the hour-long show on December 5 at 9 p.m. on NewsChannel 5. The Grammy Awards will be live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 10, 2013.

Tune in to NewsChannel 5 at 6 p.m. Monday - Wednesday for the cue-to-call to win a pair of VIP tickets to the Grammy Nominations Concert at Bridgestone Arena.

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