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Grammy Nominations Take Center Stage In Music City

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The music spotlight will soon get even brighter in Nashville when the Grammy Nominations live show takes the stage Wednesday.

It's the musical opportunity of a lifetime for any city with performances by some the top musical artists in the world like: Fun., Ne-Yo, Luke Bryan and Maroon 5; all hosted by country music's princess Taylor Swift and LL Cool J.

Before the performances can begin, the crews are hard at work setting up, getting ready for Music City to take center stage.

"Nashville is a great music city in general, so it was just logical to come here and do the show here," said Executive Producer of the Grammy Nominations Concert, Ken Ehrlich. 

Ehrlich said the nominations have changed during the past five years from a press conference announcing the nominees to full out concert.

"The whole idea is to kick off Grammy season in the best way possible," said Ehrlich. 

"If you're going to call yourself Music City, you better find a way to partner with the Grammys because I think that is the good housekeeping seal of approval," said President and CEO of the Nashville Visitor and Conventions Bureau Butch Spyridon.

He added that the Grammy Nominations puts Nashville on the center stage with all music.

"I've never seen a show like this, so I think it's every bit entertaining to go catch: Fun., Ne Yo, Maroon 5, Luke Bryan, Taylor Swift, L.L Cool J all in one place in one time. That's a pretty special moment," said Spyridon.

The acts will come in on Tuesday to rehearse and continue to prep. The big show will air on News Channel 5 at 9 p.m. on Wednesday.

Wednesday's nomination show is the first time the Grammy organization has held an event in Nashville since the 1973 award show.

Tickets are still on sale for the big night through Ticketmaster.

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