NASHVILLE, TN – DECEMBER 05: Hunter Hayes onstage at The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live! held at Bridgestone Arena on December 5, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
“The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! – Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night” will take place at the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles on Friday, December 6. The concert special will air live on CBS at 10/9c. Nominees in several categories of the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be revealed during the show, which features performances by past GRAMMY winners and/or nominees.
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The concert marks the sixth time that nominations will be announced live on primetime television. Last year’s nomination special helped propel the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards to 28/37 million viewers, the second largest audience for the broadcast since 1993. Continue Reading
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Taylor Swift will co-host The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! – Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night alongside LL Cool J, bringing the pair back together after co-hosting the first GRAMMY Nominations concert in 2008. Luke Bryan has also been added to the lineup for the one-hour special, joining previously-announced Maroon 5.
The show will announce GRAMMY nominations in several categories as well as feature performances by past GRAMMY winners and/or nominees. The concert will take place live for the first time at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn., on Wednesday, Dec. 5, and air on CBS at 10p|9c.
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LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 12: Singer/songwriter Taylor Swift, winner of the GRAMMYs for Best Country Song with 'Mean' and Best Country Solo Performance for 'Mean', poses in the press room at the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
The GRAMMY® Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night will take place in Nashville at the Bridgestone Arena and will air live on CBS Wednesday, December 5 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. This is the first time the special, which reveals GRAMMY nominations in several categories between performances from past GRAMMY winners and/or nominees, has taken place outside of Los Angeles.
“We are excited for the opportunity to bring ‘The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Special Live!!’ to Nashville this year as we recognize our nominees for the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards,” Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy, said. “Nashville’s rich musical and cultural history is so important and vital to our industry, and indeed to the world — a fact The Academy has recognized for decades by locating one of our most thriving and active Chapters there. We look forward to celebrating the year in music in such a passionate, vibrant, and flourishing city.” Continue Reading
Sugarland photo by Jennifer Tzar, courtesy of UMG Nashville.
Sugarland, Ludacris and Lupe Fiasco have been added to the lineup for ‘The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! – Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night,’ joining previously announced performers Jason Aldean and Lady Gaga. Two-time Grammy winner LL Cool J will once again host the concert special, which will reveal GRAMMY nominees in several categories. A major announcement from an iconic group about their reunion on the GRAMMY stage will also be made during the concert.
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This will be the fourth time nominations for the GRAMMY Awards have been announced on primetime television. The special will air live on CBS at 10/9 CT on November 30 from Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards will air live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 12, 2012 on CBS. Continue Reading
Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton on the Black Carpet at the 44th Annual CMA Awards on Nov. 10, 2010 in Nashville. Photo by Brian Kaplan Photography.
When the Country Music Association handed out its awards three weeks ago, it was definitely Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton’s night.
The couple picked up a total of five awards — Miranda got three, Blake nabbed two — and then Nashville’s music industry went off to hold a round of parties downtown and on Music Row.
Blake certainly made his way to one of those parties: He was photographed with Reba McEntire and Kelly Clarkson at a Warner Bros. soiree. How did he and his fiancee celebrate when they got away from the music industry?