Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood Added to CMA Performers List
The hosts of this year's CMA Awards, Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, have been added to the growing list of performers at the show next month. They're joined by newly-announced performances by Keith Urban, Reba McEntire, Rascal Flatts, Sugarland and George Strait.
Brad, the reigning CMA Male Vocalist for the last three years in a row, is nominated for three CMA trophies, including Entertainer, Male Vocalist and Music Video of the Year for 'Water.' Carrie could take home the awards for Female Vocalist and Album of the Year for 'Play On.'
Keith, who is set to release his new album 'Get Closer' November 16, will compete against his pal Brad in the categories of Entertainer and Male Vocalist of the Year. King George is also in the running for Male Vocalist, but adds an Album of the Year nomination for 'Twang.' George has won more CMA Awards than any other artist in history with a total of 22.
Rascal Flatts, set to release their latest album 'Nothing Like This' November 16, are nominated for Vocal Group of the Year, an award they have won for six consecutive years, from 2003 to 2008. Sugarland are nominated for Vocal Duo of the Year, which they have taken home for the past three consecutive years. Their new album, 'The Incredible Machine, will be released October 19.
Reba is up for Female Vocalist of the Year, an award she won four consecutive years from 1984 to 1987, and is currently tied with Martina McBride for the most wins in that category. She is scheduled to release her new album, All the Women I Am, November 9.
The '44th Annual CMA Awards' will be broadcast live on ABC, November 10 from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena.