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Nashville Plays Host To GRAMMY Nominations Concert

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - It's a big night for Music City as the GRAMMY Nominations Concert will be broadcast live from Nashville on Wednesday.

Taylor Swift and LL Cool J will co-host the show at Bridgestone Arena.

NewsChannel 5 got a sneak peek at rehearsals from inside Bridgestone Arena with country crooner Luke Bryan. Crews have been setting up inside the Arena for the past few days.

Dierks Bentley and The Band Perry will perform a special tribute to the late Johnny Cash. Other performers include Hunter Hayes, Fun., Ne-Yo, and the Who. Maroon 5 will also perform on the show, and then hold a one-hour concert following the show for those in attendance.

Sheryl Crow, Little Big Town, the Lumineers, and Nas will also present nominations.

This is the first year the nominations will be announced outside Los Angeles, and the fifth year they've been announced live on primetime television. LL Cool J has hosted the nominations concert since its inception in 2008. Swift co-hosted the first GRAMMY nominations special with LL Cool J in December 2008.

Nashville Mayor Karl Dean and others in the tourism industry said they are excited that this concert is being held in Nashville. The show will be seen on a national stage and they believe it gets the word out that Nashville is about all types of music.

Tickets for Wednesday's show are still available.

You can watch "The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music's Biggest Night" live at 9 p.m. Wednesday on NewsChannel 5.

Sure, there are a few safe bets on who will be nominated. Mumford & Sons and Frank Ocean are expected to take a share of nominations when they're announced Wednesday night during the televised Grammy nominations concert in Nashville.

And popular songs by Gotye, fun., Taylor Swift and Carly Rae Jepsen may land those artists on the list as well, but with no watershed albums during the nominating period for the 2013 Grammys like Adele's "21" it's not clear who will turn out as this year's top nominee.

The 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be broadcast live from Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 10, 2013, at 7 p.m. on NewsChannel 5.

(The Associated Press Contributed To This Report.)

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