This year's Grammy Awards nominations will come with a Southern accent.
The Recording Academy is moving its annual live nominations concert special to Nashville.
The special will air live December 5.
This is the fifth time the Recording Academy has held “The Grammy Nominations Concert Live,” but the first outside Los Angeles.
“Nashville is being recognized more and more as probably being the most important music city in the country,” said Nashville mayor Karl Dean.
Recording Academy President and CEO Neil Portnow said it made sense to look at Nashville for a number of reasons, including the city's prominence in the world music scene.
Portnow also does not rule Nashville out as a possible location for future Grammy Awards.
“If there are the right reasons and the stars line up, there's a possibility. There's a possibility for Nashville and other cities as well,” Portnow told Nashville's News 2.
The Grammy Awards have been held in Nashville once, in 1973.
The Recording Academy will reveal nominees in several categories and feature performances by former Grammy winners and nominees.
Ticket information and performers will be announced in the coming weeks.
The 55th annual Grammy Awards will be held February 10 in Los Angeles.
*The Associated Press contributed to this report.