The Who Join Grammy Nominations Concert Lineup

Also on tap: a Johnny Cash tribute led by the Band Perry and Dierks Bentley

Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend of The Who.
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November 29, 2012 11:50 AM ET

The Who have joined the already-stacked lineup for "The Grammy Nominations Concert Live" event, which will air  December 5th on CBS. Country singer and songwriter Hunter Hayes has also been added to the bill, which will include a tribute to Johnny Cash by Dierks Bentley and the Band Perry. 

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Maroon 5, Fun., Ne-Yo, and Luke Bryan were already to set to perform during the one-hour special, which will be co-hosted by LL Cool J and Taylor Swift. Along with the performances, nominees in several categories for this year's Grammys will be announced.

The 55th Grammys will air on February 10th, 2013. Two days before, Bruce Springsteen will be honored as the 2013 MusiCares Person of the Year for his musical accomplishments and his work to help end homelessness and hunger.

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