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The 55th annual Grammy Awards aren't until February, but the excitement started tonight! With help from some of music's biggest stars (and Grammy nominees!), CBS hosted its annual "Grammy Nominations Live" concert Wednesday night (Dec. 5) -- broadcasting the event for the first time from Nashville, Tenn., a.k.a. Music City.

Nominees in just a few of the categories were announced during the show, which was filled with killer performances by Dierks Bentley, The Band Perry, Hunter Hayes, Maroon 5, The Who, Luke Bryan, Fun. with Janelle Monae and Ne-Yo.

See the list of nominees in the country categories and top, all-genre categories for the 2013 Grammy Awards below, and check out the entire list of nominees on AOL Music.

Best New Artist

Alabama Shakes
Hunter Hayes
The Lumineers
Frank Ocean

Song of the Year

"The A Team," Ed Sheeran
"Adorn," Miguel
"Call Me Maybe," Carly Rae Jepsen, Tavish Crowe & Josh Ramsay (performed by Carly Rae Jepsen)
"Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)," Jörgen Elofsson, David Gamson, Greg Kurstin & Ali Tamposi (performed by Kelly Clarkson)
"We Are Young," Jack Antonoff, Jeff Bhasker, Andrew Dost & Nate Ruess (performed by Fun. with Janelle Monae)

Record of the Year

"Lonely Boy," the Black Keys
"Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)," Kelly Clarkson
"We Are Young," Fun., featuring Janelle Monae
"Somebody That I Used to Know," Gotye featuring Kimbra
"Thinkin' Bout You," Frank Ocean
"We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together," Taylor Swift

*What's the difference between Song and Record of the Year, you ask? Song honors go to the songwriters, while Record goes to the recording artist and producer.

Album of the Year

El Camino, The Black Keys
Some Nights, Fun.
Babel, Mumford and Sons
Channel Orange, Frank Ocean
Blunderbuss, Jack White


Best Country Album

Uncaged, Zac Brown Band
Hunter Hayes, Hunter Hayes
Living for a Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran, Jamey Johnson
Four the Record, Miranda Lambert
The Time Jumpers, The Time Jumpers

Best Country Solo Performance

"Home," Dierks Bentley
"Springsteen," Eric Church
"Cost of Livin'," Ronnie Dunn
"Wanted," Hunter Hayes
"Over," Blake Shelton
"Blown Away," Carrie Underwood

Best Country Duo/Group Performance

Eli Young Band, "Even If It Breaks Your Heart"
Little Big Town, "Pontoon"
Taylor Swift & The Civil Wars, "Safe and Sound"
The Time Jumpers, "On the Outskirts of Town"
Don Williams & Alison Krauss, "I Just Come Here for the Music"

Best Country Song

"Blown Away," Josh Kear & Chris Tompkins (performed by Carrie Underwood)
"Cost of Livin'," Phillip Coleman & Ronnie Dunn (performed by Ronnie Dunn)
"Even If It Breaks Your Heart," Will Hoge and Eric Paslay (performed by Eli Young Band)
"So You Don't Have to Love Me Anymore," Jay Knowles & Adam Wright (performed by Alan Jackson)
"Springsteen," Eric Church, Jeff Hyde & Ryan Tyndell (performed by Eric Church)

Fun., Frank Ocean and the Black Keys lead the full list of nominees. (See nods in all Grammy categories here.) The 55th Annual Grammy Awards will air live from Los Angeles, Feb. 10 at 8:00 PM ET on CBS.