Reese Witherspoon, Erin Andrews + More to Present at CMA Awards
Reese Witherspoon will come home to Nashville this week to present at the 45th annual Country Music Association Awards. The Oscar winner, who also handed out a trophy at the 2008 CMAs, is one of several television stars announced today as presenters on the live broadcast, set for Wednesday (Nov. 9) at 8:00 PM ET on ABC.
Other presenters will include ESPN sportscaster Erin Andrews, also no stranger to Music City as she presented at the 2009 CMT Music Awards and co-hosted the CMT Disaster Relief concert this past May in Nashville. Joining these two blond beauties on the stage to present awards Wednesday will be Josh Dallas and Ginnifer Goodwin from ABC’s ‘Once Upon a Time,’ Kellan Lutz (‘Twilight‘), Eric Stonestreet (‘Modern Family‘), St. Louis Cardinals’ World Series MVP David Freese, Emily VanCamp (‘Revenge‘) and yet another blond bombshell, Miss Piggy.
Previously-confirmed presenters include country music’s own Lauren Alaina, Dierks Bentley, Billy Currington, Jake Owen, Kellie Pickler, Reba and LeAnn Rimes. Laura Bell Bundy has been tapped to host the pre-telecast ceremony, which has historically included the Music Event, Music Video and Musician of the Year presentations, along with the CMA Broadcast awards.
Performers on the CMA Awards broadcast will include Sara Evans, Martina McBride, Scotty McCreery, Zac Brown Band, Keith Urban, Vince Gill, Taylor Swift, Jason Aldean, Brad Paisley, the Band Perry, Chris Young, Thompson Square, Eric Church, Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Kenny Chesney with Grace Potter, Sugarland with Matt Nathanson, Lionel Richie with Darius Rucker, Little Big Town and Rascal Flatts, and another performance from Rascal Flatts with Natasha Bedingfield. Kenny Loggins and Blake Shelton will kick off the show with a duet of ‘Footloose,’ the song made famous by the iconic pop star and later covered by the reigning CMA Male Vocalist of the Year for the movie’s remake.
Jason Aldean, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton and Taylor Swift lead this year’s CMA pack with five nominations apiece. Read our predictions on the winners here. Hosted by ‘Remind Me’ duet partners Brad and Carrie (who will perform that song together on the show), the 45th Annual CMA Awards air live from Nashville, Nov. 9 at 8:00 PM ET on ABC.