New York, NY (Top40 Charts/ Country Music Association)
2011 "American Idol" runner-up Lauren
Alaina, 2005 CMA Horizon Award winner Dierks Bentley, Billy Currington, Jake Owen, Kellie Pickler, 2011 Country Music
Hall of Fame inductee and six-time CMA Award winner Reba, and 1997 CMA Horizon Award winner LeAnn Rimes
are the first artists and celebrities to be announced as presenters on "The 45th Annual CMA Awards."
Singer/songwriter Matt Nathanson
will perform his new single "Run" with the previously-announced Sugarland. Nathanson and Sugarland
co-wrote "Run" and toured together earlier this year. The song is found on his Modern
Love album, which also features his Billboard Hot AC Top 15 single "Faster."
Bell Bundy will host the Pre-Telecast Award Ceremony, where she will present Awards to the winners in three CMA Awards categories as well as to all of the recipients of the CMA Broadcast Awards. The winners of these Awards will be acknowledged during the television broadcast.
"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 for "Country Music's Biggest Night™" include Jason Aldean, The Band Perry, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Sara Evans, Faith Hill, Lady Antebellum, Miranda
Lambert, Martina McBride, Scotty
McCreery, Sugarland, Taylor Swift, Thompson Square,Keith Urban, Chris Young, and Zac Brown Band, plus Kenny Chesney
Potter singing their hit collaboration "You and Tequila;"Vince Gill, Paisley, and Urban performing a tribute to Glen Campbell; Rascal Flatts
and Natasha Bedingfield
singing their current hit duet "Easy;" Lionel Richie
performing select duets with Little
Big Town, Rascal Flatts, Darius
Shelton joined by Kenny Loggins
"; and co-hosts Paisley and Underwood in their first live televised-performance of their No. 1 song "Remind Me."
"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.
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. Patron Tequila and Ultimat Vodka presented at The 45th Annual CMA Awards. CMA is a Proud Supporter of DRIVE4COPD.