One of music's most anticipated annual events, the Grammy Nominations Concert, is set to take place in Nashville at the Bridgestone Arena and will air live on CBS on Wednesday, Dec. 5. The event will mark the first time the special has taken place outside Los Angeles. The special also kicks off Grammy season by revealing nominations in several categories for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards and will spotlight unique performances from past Grammy winners and/or nominees.

Details regarding ticket sales, presenters and performers will be announced in the coming weeks.

"Having the 'Grammy Nominations Concert Live!!' in Music City is a perfect fit," says Nashville Mayor Karl Dean. "This announcement further validates that Nashville is a destination on the rise, and our rich musical heritage has once again put us on the national stage. This is tremendous news for Nashville, and we look forward to working with the Recording Academy to ensure the show's success."

Last year's Grammy nominations concert featured the Band Perry, Jason Aldean and Sugarland, along with Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Usher, Ludacris and Lupe Fiasco. This year's concert special marks the fifth time the Grammy nominations have been announced live on primetime television.

Country music's big winners at the 2012 Grammys included Taylor Swift, Lady Antebellum and the Civil Wars.

As far as the big night goes, no official date has been announced for the 2013 Grammy Awards telecast. Nashville's history with the actual telecast has been limited, although Grammy officials have said they are open to returning the show to Music City. The last time the Grammys aired from Nashville was 1973, when the show went live from the Tennessee Theater downtown. Singer Andy Williams hosted the show that year.

Updates and breaking news will be available at the Grammy Twitter and Facebook pages and, of course, here at The Boot. The Grammy Nominations Concert will air live on CBS Dec. 5 beginning at 10:00 PM ET.

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