Grammy Nominations to be held in Nashville

This will mark the first time it has taken place outside of Los Angeles.

The  Grammy Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night “is set to take place in Nashville, Tenn., at the Bridgestone Arena and will air live on CBS Wednesday, Dec. 5.

“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. “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.”

“Having The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!! in Music City is a perfect fit,” said 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.”

This concert special marks the fifth time nominations for the annual Grammy Awards will be announced live on primetime television. Last year’s airing of the nominations special helped lead to increased ratings for the 54th Annual Grammy Awards which attracted 39.9 million viewers, the largest Grammy audience since 1984 and the second largest in history.

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