The star-packed lineup for “The 45th Annual CMA Awards” continues to grow with today’s announcement that the reigning CMA Vocal Group of the Year Lady Antebellum, reigning CMA Female Vocalist of the Year Miranda Lambert, and one of this year’s top nominees, The Band Perry, have joined the performer lineup.
“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, Blake Shelton, Taylor Swift, and Keith Urban, plus Paisley and Underwood in their first live televised-performance of their No. 1 song “Remind Me.”
Lady Antebellum has won six CMA Awards, including New Artist (2008) and two consecutive wins for Vocal Group of the Year (2009 and 2010). They also won Single of the Year twice (2009 for “I Run to You” and 2010 for “Need You Now”), and received an additional trophy for co-producing the 2010 Single of the Year. The trio is nominated for Vocal Group of the Year in 2011.
Lambert has received three CMA Awards, including Female Vocalist (2010), Album (2010 for Revolution), and Music Video of the Year (2010 for “The House That Built Me”). In 2011, she has two CMA nominations, including Female Vocalist and Musical Event of the Year for her performance of “Coal Miner’s Daughter” with Sheryl Crow and Country Music Hall of Fame member Loretta Lynn.
The Band Perry is nominated for four CMA Awards this year, including New Artist, Vocal Group, Single, and Music Video (both for “If I Die Young”). This is their first year to be nominated in the New Artist, Single, and Music Video categories. In addition, lead singer Kimberly Perry is nominated for Song of the Year for writing “If I Die Young.” This is her first solo nomination.
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.
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