For the first time ever, The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! (I question shows that have two exclamation points in the title) will take place outside of Los Angeles as the special will head to the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn.
“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,” said Neil Portnow, president/CEO of The Recording Academy in a statement. “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.”
The kickoff to Grammy Awards, which will reveal nominations and include musical performances from past winners and nominees, airs Dec. 5 at 10 p.m. PT on CBS.