'Grammy Nominations Concert Live!' To Be Held In Nashville
August 21, 2012 at 7:47 AM (PT)
On WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5th, NASHVILLE’s BRIDGESTONE ARENA will play host to “THE GRAMMY NOMINATIONS CONCERT LIVE!”
For the first time in its five year existence, the concert event will move outside of LOS ANGELES. "We are excited for the opportunity to bring 'THE GRAMMY NOMINATIONS CONCERT LIVE!' to NASHVILLE this year as we recognize our nominees for the 55th Annual GRAMMY AWARDS," said President/ CEO of THE RECORDING ACADEMY, NEIL PORTNOW. "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," he continued.
Nearly six years ago, the decision to ramp up the GRAMMY nominations announcement was made. Traditionally, they were announced by a standard press conference from inside a hotel ballroom. The RECORDING ACADEMY has since seen great success and renewed interest in the awards by combining the announcements with live performances to create the annual one-hour live concert event.
"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."
The 55th annual GRAMMY AWARDS will be held in LOS ANGELES on FEBRUARY 10th, 2013.
For more information about the GRAMMY AWARDS, visit www.Grammy.com.