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CMA Awards Show on ABC TV Tonight

Tonight the CMA Awards Show on ABC TV will be one of the best ever!  Tons of entertainment starting off with Blake Shelton and Kenny Loggins singing ‘FOOTLOOSE’ from the new version of the movie.  This song is also Blakes new tune you can hear on XL COUNTRY! Here’s the complete list for tonight:

CMA
http://cmaawards.cmaworld.com

Entertainer of the Year

Jason Aldean

Brad Paisley

Blake Shelton

Taylor Swift

Keith Urban

Single of the Year

(Award goes to Artist and Producer(s))

“A Little Bit Stronger”

Sara Evans

Produced by Tony Brown

RCA Nashville

 

“Colder Weather”

Zac Brown Band

Produced by Keith Stegall and Zac Brown

Southern Ground Artists/Atlantic Records

 

“Don’t You Wanna Stay”

Jason Aldean with Kelly Clarkson

Produced by Michael Knox

Broken Bow Records

 

“Honey Bee”

Blake Shelton

Produced by Scott Hendricks

Warner Bros. Nashville

 

“If I Die Young”

The Band Perry

Produced by Paul Worley

Republic Nashville

Album of the Year

(Award goes to Artist and Producer(s))

All About Tonight

Blake Shelton

Produced by Scott Hendricks

Warner Bros. Nashville

 

My Kinda Party

Jason Aldean

Produced by Michael Knox

Broken Bow Records

 

Speak Now

Taylor Swift

Produced by Nathan Chapman and Taylor Swift

Big Machine Records

This Is Country Music

Brad Paisley

Produced by Frank Rogers

Arista Nashville

 

You Get What You Give

Zac Brown Band

Produced by Keith Stegall and Zac Brown

Southern Ground Artists/Atlantic Records

Song of the Year

(Award goes to Songwriter(s))

“Colder Weather”

Zac Brown, Wyatt Durrette, Levi Lowrey, and Coy Bowles

 

“Dirt Road Anthem”

Brantley Gilbert and Colt Ford

 

“If I Die Young”

Kimberly Perry

 

“Mean”

Taylor Swift

 

“You and Tequila”

Matraca Berg and Deana Carter

Female Vocalist of the Year

Sara Evans

Miranda Lambert

Martina McBride

Taylor Swift

Carrie Underwood

Male Vocalist of the Year

Jason Aldean

Kenny Chesney

Brad Paisley

Blake Shelton

Keith Urban

Vocal Group of the Year

The Band Perry

Lady Antebellum

Little Big Town

Rascal Flatts

Zac Brown Band

Vocal Duo of the Year

The Civil Wars

Montgomery Gentry

Steel Magnolia

Sugarland

Thompson Square

Musical Event of the Year

(Award goes to each Artist)

“As She’s Walking Away”

Zac Brown Band featuring Alan Jackson

Southern Ground Artists/Atlantic Records

 

“Coal Miner’s Daughter

Loretta Lynn, Sheryl Crow, and Miranda Lambert

Columbia Records Nashville

 

“Don’t You Wanna Stay”

Jason Aldean with Kelly Clarkson

Broken Bow Records

 

“Old Alabama

Brad Paisley featuring Alabama

Arista Nashville

 

“You and Tequila”

Kenny Chesney featuring Grace Potter

BNA Records

 

Musician of the Year

Sam Bush – Mandolin

Jerry Douglas – Dobro

Paul Franklin – Steel Guitar

Dann Huff – Guitar

Mac McAnally – Guitar

Music Video of the Year

(Award goes to Artist and Director)

“Honey Bee”

Blake Shelton

Directed by Trey Fanjoy

 

“If I Die Young”

The Band Perry

Directed by David McClister

 

“Mean”

Taylor Swift

Directed by Declan Whitebloom

 

“Old Alabama

Brad Paisley featuring Alabama

Directed by Jim Shea

 

“You and Tequila”

Kenny Chesney featuring Grace Potter

Directed by Shaun Silva

New Artist of the Year

The Band Perry

Luke Bryan

Eric Church

Thompson Square

Chris Young

 

Show Broadcast Information TONIGHT

 

Laura Bell Bundy has been tapped to host the pre-telecast ceremony

Luke Bryan will be the Red Carpet correspondent for the Ellen Degeneres Show. CMA red carpet segment will air on the “Ellen DeGeneres Show” Tomorrow, Nov. 10th.

PERFORMANCES:

Blake Shelton & Kenny Loggins will perform the classic hit “Footloose” as the opening song

Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will perform their duet “Remind Me” besides hosting.

Sugarland will perform with Matt Nathanson to sing a song they all wrote together, ‘Run,’ which is on Nathanson’s latest album, ‘Modern Love.’

 

Natasha Bedingfield and Rascal Flatts will perform their single “Easy.”

Kenny Chesney and Grace Potter will perform an acoustic version of “You and Tequila.” This is Grace Potter’s CMA Awards debut. She received her first two CMA nominations this year, Musical Event and Music Video of the Year, both for her performance with Chesney on “You and Tequila.”

All five nominees for Entertainer of the Year Award: Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, Blake Shelton and Jason Aldean.

All five New Artist Award Nominees: Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Thompson Square, The Band Perry and Chris Young will perform. This will be first time since 2008 that all five nominees for CMA New Artist of the Year will perform on “Country Music’s Biggest Night.”

Brad Paisley, Vince Gill and Keith Urban will pay tribute to Country Music Hall of Fame member and former CMA Entertainer of the Year Glen Campbell.

Miranda Lambert, Lady Antebellum, Sara Evans, Martina McBride and Scotty McCreery will perform.

Faith Hill will perform the single called ‘Come Home’ from her upcoming 2012 to be release studio album.  It will be Faith’s first appearance on stage in 5 years at the CMA Awards.

Darius Rucker will join Lionel Richie for “Stuck on You”, Rascal Flatts will join Richie for “Dancing on the Ceiling” and Little Big Town will collaborate with Lionel on Deep River Woman.”

PRESENTERS:

 

Lauren Alaina, Dierks Bentley, Billy Currington, Jake Owen, Kellie Pickler, Reba, LeAnn Rimes, ESPN sportscaster and “Good Morning America” correspondent Erin Andrews, actor Josh Dallas (star of ABC’s “Once Upon a Time”), 2011 World Series MVP and St. Louis Cardinals third baseman David Freese, actress Ginnifer Goodwin (star of ABC’s “Once Upon a Time”), actor Kellan Lutz (star of the “Twilight” movie series and the upcoming “Immortals”), Muppet icon Miss Piggy, Emmy Award-winning actor Eric Stonestreet (star of ABC’s “Modern Family”), actress Emily VanCamp (star of ABC’s “Revenge”), and Academy Award-winning actress Reese Witherspoon.

Thompson Square will perform on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” following “The 45th Annual CMA Awards.” Jimmy Kimmel Live airs 12 Midnight

 

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