Kelsea Ballerini, Maddie & Tae and More Country Ladies Added to 2015 CMA Awards Performance Lineup
The 2015 CMA Awards are going to be chock full of girl power. Four female acts have been added to the lineup of performers for the upcoming awards show.
Kelsea Ballerini, Miranda Lambert, Maddie & Tae and Kacey Musgraves have joined the awards show's performance roster, which already includes Eric Church and Hank Williams Jr., who will open the show, and Thomas Rhett and Fall Out Boy, who will team up for a performance during Country Music’s Biggest Night. Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, who will return as the show's hosts, will each be performing as well.
"From Miranda Lambert's explosive debut CMA performance in New York in 2005 to Reba [McEntire]'s performance in that famous red dress that now resides in the Country Music Hall of Fame, the females in our format deliver some of the most dynamic and talked about awards moments," says CMA Chief Executive Officer Sarah Trahern, "and this year should be no different."
Country newcomers Ballerini and Maddie & Tae each earned multiple CMA Awards nominations this year: Ballerini is up for Female Vocalist of the Year and New Artist of the Year, while Maddie & Tae are nominated for Vocal Duo of the Year, New Artist of the Year and Music Video of the Year.
Lambert, meanwhile, earned nods for Entertainer of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year, Musical Event of the Year and Music Video of the Year. Musgraves is nominated in the Album of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year and Music Video of the Year categories. A complete list of nominees is available here.
The 2015 CMA Awards are scheduled to air live from Nashville on Nov. 4 at 8PM ET on ABC.
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