The lineup for “The 45th Annual CMA Awards” grows larger with today’s announcement that Natasha Bedingfield will team with Rascal Flatts to perform their current duet single “Easy.”
“The 45th Annual CMA Awards,” hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, airs live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Wednesday, Nov. 9 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network. Previously announced performers include Jason Aldean, The Band Perry, Faith Hill, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Taylor Swift, and Keith Urban, plus Kenny Chesney and Grace Potter singing their hit collaboration “You and Tequila,” and co-hosts Paisley and Underwood in their first live televised-performance of their No. 1 song “Remind Me.”
Bedingfield is best known in the U.S. for her smash hit “Unwritten,” the title cut of her debut album which sold more than 2.3 million copies worldwide. Born in New Zealand and raised in the U.K., the international superstar has had a string of successful songs, including “These Words,” “Single,” “Love Like This,” and more. Her current album is Strip Me.
Rascal Flatts is nominated for Vocal Group of the Year in 2011. They have received seven CMA Awards thus far, including the Horizon Award (2002) and six consecutive Vocal Group of the Year Awards (2003-2008). “Easy,” their duet with Bedingfield, is found on their current album, Nothing Like This.
Tickets for “The 45th Annual CMA Awards” are on sale and can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com or Ticketmaster outlets; by calling (800) 745-3000; or at the Bridgestone Arena Box Office, located at 501 Broadway (corner of Fifth Avenue and Broadway, Nashville). Ticket prices for the CMA Awards start at $110 for Upper Level seating. Ticket prices include tax, but exclude applicable service fees. Purchase tickets early for the best available seats. In 2009 and 2010, the CMA Awards sold out in advance.
“The 45th Annual CMA Awards” is a production of the Country Music Association. Robert Deaton is the Executive Producer, Paul Miller is the Director, and David Wild is the writer. The special will be shot in high definition and broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound. Premiere Radio Networks is the official radio packager of the CMA Awards. Chevrolet™ is a Proud Partner of the CMA Awards and Official Ride of Country Music. American Airlines is the Official Airline of the 2011 CMA Awards. Macy’s is the official presenting partner of the CMA Awards Red Carpet. CMA is a Proud Supporter of DRIVE4COPD.