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[10/22/08 - 09:08 AM]
Celine Dion, Foo Fighters, B.B. King, John Mayer and Taylor Swift Are Set to Perform on "The Grammy(R) Nominations Concert Live!! -- Countdown to Music's Biggest Night(R)"
The special marks the first time nominations for the annual Grammy Awards will be announced live on primetime television.

[via press release from CBS]

CELINE DION, FOO FIGHTERS, B.B. KING, JOHN MAYER AND TAYLOR SWIFT ARE SET TO PERFORM ON "THE GRAMMY(R) NOMINATIONS CONCERT LIVE!! -- COUNTDOWN TO MUSIC'S BIGGEST NIGHT(R)" TO BE BROADCAST LIVE DEC. 3 ON CBS

The LIVE Event to Take Place at the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Downtown Los Angeles Will Also Celebrate the Grand Opening of The GRAMMY Museum

Primetime Special Will Announce Nominations for "THE 51ST ANNUAL GRAMMY� AWARDS" to Take Place LIVE on Sunday, Feb. 8 on CBS

Five-time GRAMMY� winner Celine Dion, six-time GRAMMY winner Foo Fighters, 14-time GRAMMY winner B.B. King, five-time GRAMMY winner John Mayer and 50th GRAMMY Nominee Taylor Swift are the first performers announced for THE GRAMMY� NOMINATIONS CONCERT LIVE!! - COUNTDOWN TO MUSIC'S BIGGEST NIGHT�, a one-hour special to be broadcast LIVE Wednesday, Dec. 3 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/delayed PT), on the CBS Television Network.

The LIVE event, to be broadcast in HDTV and 5.1 Surround Sound from the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in downtown Los Angeles, will also celebrate the grand opening of The GRAMMY Museum. Additional performers and presenters will be announced shortly.

THE GRAMMY NOMINATIONS CONCERT LIVE!! - COUNTDOWN TO MUSIC'S BIGGEST NIGHT will set the stage for the 51st ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS to be broadcast LIVE Sunday, Feb. 8, 2009 (8:00-11:00 PM ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.

THE GRAMMY NOMINATIONS CONCERT LIVE!! - COUNTDOWN TO MUSIC'S BIGGEST NIGHT will announce nominations in at least six categories and feature performances by past GRAMMY winners and nominees. The special marks the first time nominations for the annual GRAMMY Awards will be announced live on primetime television. Following the one-hour live telecast, guests will experience an exclusive concert by one of the evening's performers in celebration of the grand opening of The GRAMMY Museum.

Tickets to THE GRAMMY NOMINATIONS CONCERT LIVE!! - COUNTDOWN TO MUSIC'S BIGGEST NIGHT will go on sale to the public Monday, Oct. 27, at all Ticketmaster outlets, via phone at 213-480-3232 or online at http://www.ticketmaster.com/, with the proceeds benefiting The GRAMMY Museum.

THE GRAMMY NOMINATIONS CONCERT LIVE!! - COUNTDOWN TO MUSIC'S BIGGEST NIGHT is produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures, LLC and John Cossette Productions. John Cossette and Ken Ehrlich are the executive producers.

About The Recording Academy

Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the Grammy Awards - the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music - The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs. In its 50th year, The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Academy, please visit http://www.grammy.com/.





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