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Country Stars Featured Heavily in Tonight's "Grammy Nominations Concert Live!!" from Nashville

Image courtesy of The Recording Academy (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of The Recording Academy (via ABC News Radio)

The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!! broadcasts from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena Wednesday night on CBS, and country music is playing a big role in the show.   Taylor Swift is set to co-host with LL Cool J , and Luke Bryan has secured a performance slot.  Look for Hunter Hayes to appear on the show too while The Band Perry and Dierks Bentley take part in a tribute to Johnny Cash .

Of course, these stars are all hoping for Grammy nominations, and Billboard.com editor Tye Comer [tie COAM-er] says Taylor could get a nod for her monster hit "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together."

Tye tells ABC News Radio, "I don't think the Grammy committee will overlook it and it is quite possible that it could get a record or song nomination this year."

Taylor's platinum-selling album, Red , was released too recently to make the Grammys eligibility period.

Though he's not on the show, Lee Brice could possibly walk away with his first Grammy nominations for his #1 hit "A Woman Like You" or his album Hard 2 Love .  Getting that nod would be a big dream come true for Lee.

He says, "That's one of the big things in my mind 'cause the Grammys is not just country music or this -- it's just music.  It kinda says that you somehow changed music or you impacted music as a whole with a song or an album."

Lee is also excited to see the Grammy Nominations Concert take place in Music City and shine a big light on country music.

"The biggest stars in the world really right now are country stars," Lee explains.  "It's about time, you know?  It's a good thing."

The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!! airs Wednesday night at 10 ET on CBS.

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