Source: the examiner
Hunter Hayes, The Who, The Band Perry and Dierks Bentley have been added to the lineup for the The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown to Music’s Biggest Night®” The event will be held for the first time even in Nashville, at Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, December 5 and it will air live on the CBS Television Network (www.CBS.com) from 10 to 11 p.m. EST (9 p.m. Central).
The newly announced performers join the previously announced performers Luke Bryan, FUN, Maroon 5 and Ne-Yo. Two-time GRAMMY winner LL Cool J and six-time GRAMMY winner Taylor Swift will also co-host the two-hour concert special.
This year’s 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 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.
During the show, which will announce the nominations in several categories, there will be performances from past GRAMMY winners and/or nominees. For more information about the GRAMMY’s visit www.grammy.com.
Following the one-hour live telecast, attendees will experience an exclusive one-hour concert by Maroon 5. Tickets for “The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night” are available through Ticketmaster online at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling (800) 745-3000.