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2012 CMA Awards Adds More Performers

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Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood, Eric Church and the Band Perry have been added to the lineup for the 46th Annual CMA Awards. Carrie’s co-host for the fifth year, Brad Paisley, is also among the list of performers who have been previously announced, as are Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Kelly Clarkson, Little Big Town, Miranda Lambert and Zac Brown Band.

Kenny is up for three nominations: Entertainer; Musical Event for “Feel Like a Rock Star,” with Tim McGraw; and Music Video for “Come Over.” The superstar is currently tied with Garth Brooks for most wins in the Entertainer category, but a win this year could give him the record.

As for Eric, he leads the nominations with five: Male Vocalist, Album for Chief and Single, Song and Music Video for “Springsteen. The Band Perry are up in the Vocal Group of the Year category this year, while Carrie is up for Female Vocalist.

The 2012 CMA Awards will air live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena Nov. 1 at 8:00 PM ET on ABC.

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