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Nashville Celebrates Its Grammy Nominees

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by Chris Cannon

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Several dozen of Nashville's most talented musicians and songwriters gathered at Loews Vanderbilt to celebrate their Grammy nominations.

The annual party brings together everyone with ties to Nashville who has chance to win an award at the 55th annual Grammy Awards in February.

Many of the nominees at the party have been here before. It was the first time attending for rising star Hunter Hayes. He has three Grammy nominations this year.

"I was so surprised at the Grammy nomination concert and to get to sort of celebrate it like this kind of lets it sink in a little bit," Hayes said.

Slideshow: 2013 Nashville Grammy Nominations Party

Artists like Carrie Underwood already have Grammy awards that line their shelves. But she said getting a nomination is something that never gets old.

"It really is an honor because the Grammy's are such a well respected institute and when people say Grammy nominated artist, or Grammy winning artist it really carries some weight," Underwood said.

Taj George was excited to be at the nomination party. She knows how important getting that nomination is to an artist.

"This nomination, after 20 years in this business, it feels incredible. It just lets you know your work is not in vain and that we still have it," George said.

The Grammy's show how Nashville is truly Music City and produces so much more than country music.

Nashville has ties to 23 of the 81 Grammy categories.

The 55th annual Grammy Awards will air live from Los Angeles' Staples Center on Sunday, February 10 at 7 p.m. on NewsChannel 5.


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