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Taylor Swift to co-host Grammy nominations in Nashville

Published on Oct 30, 2012 7:01 AM
Singer Taylor Swift performs on stage during ABC's "Good Morning America" in New York October 23, 2012. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - Country-pop star Taylor Swift will co-host the Grammy nominations live on television from Nashville, the capital of country music, the Recording Academy said on Monday.

Swift, 22, who has won six Grammy awards, will join rapper-actor LL Cool J to announce nominees in some of the major categories during a one-hour live telecast on Dec 5, featuring performances from country artist Luke Bryan and pop-rockers Maroon 5.

The singer is currently on a touring blitz to promote her latest album, Red, and has become an awards show favourite, most recently premiering her new single at the MTV Video Music Awards in September.

Swift's addition to the roster is part of the Grammy organisation's celebration of country music this year, moving the nominations concert from Los Angeles to Nashville, home to the Grand Ole Opry and dozens of recording studios that have spawned artists such as Swift, Carrie Underwood and Lady Antebellum.

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