Singer/songwriter Janelle Monáe will perform with FUN. on "The GRAMMY® Nominations Concert Live!! - Countdown To Music's Biggest Night®." Additionally, nine-time GRAMMY winner Sheryl Crow, country group Little Big Town, folk/rock group The Lumineers and country singer Chris Young have been added as presenters for the one-hour special. They join previously announced performers Luke Bryan, Hunter Hayes, three-time GRAMMY-winning group Maroon 5, three-time GRAMMY winner Ne-Yo, Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipients The Who, and The Band Perry and Dierks Bentley in a special tribute to Johnny Cash. Two-time GRAMMY winner LL Cool J and six-time GRAMMY winner Taylor Swift will co-host the one-hour concert special. The show - which will announce nominations in several categories as well as feature performances by past GRAMMY winners and/or nominees - will take place live for the first time ever at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn., on Wednesday, Dec. 5, and will be broadcast in HDTV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network (www.cbs.com) from 10 – 11 p.m. ET/PT (9 p.m. Central). For updates and breaking news, please visit www.grammy.com, and The Recording Academy®'s social networks on Twitter and Facebook: www.twitter.com/thegrammys, www.facebook.com/thegrammys.
Following the one-hour live telecast, guests will experience an exclusive one-hour concert by Maroon 5. Tickets for "The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! - Countdown To Music's Biggest Night" are on sale now and are available online at www.ticketmaster.com or via Ticketmaster charge-by-phone lines at 800.745.3000.
For the second consecutive year, music fans can view live backstage coverage of the nominations by logging on to www.grammy.com/live or http://new.livestream.com/thegrammys/grammylive immediately following the live telecast (11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT).