Alison Krauss, Robert Plant

AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill

Break out your calendars, folks. The Grammys are just 10 months away. Can't you feel the excitement!

The Recording Academy today announced that the 52nd installment of its annual trophy fest will be held a bit earlier next year—Jan. 31, 2010 to be exact—and once again take place at Los Angeles' Staples Center and be televised by CBS.

As a result of the move, the eligibility period for next year's prizes will be shortened by one month, encompassing the period from Oct. 1, 2008 through August 31, 2009.

This year, the Grammys were handed out on Feb. 8, with Alison Krauss and Robert Plant's Raising Sand dominating the show.