SARA EVANS, RASCAL FLATTS, ALISON KRAUSS & BRAD PAISLEY,
REBA McENTIRE AND KEITH URBAN HAVE BEEN ADDED TO PERFORM
ON "THE 38TH ANNUAL CMA AWARDS," TUESDAY, NOV. 9
ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK
Billy Currington Is Set To Perform with Shania Twain
Sara Evans, Rascal Flatts, Alison Krauss & Brad Paisley, Reba McEntire and Keith Urban have been added to perform on THE 38TH ANNUAL CMA AWARDS, to be broadcast live from the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tuesday, Nov. 9 (8:00-11:00 PM; live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. Billy Currington will join Shania Twain to perform their hit duet "Party For Two." As previously announced, CMA nominees Brooks & Dunn will host the Awards special for the first time.
Twain, who is the special guest of hosts Brooks & Dunn on the show, was named Entertainer of the Year in 1999. Billy Currington released his self-titled debut album in the fall of 2003.
Sara Evans, who has earned a total of 12 CMA nominations during her career, received the Video of the Year Award in 2001 for "Born To Fly," from her album of the same name. Reigning Vocal Group of the Year award winners Rascal Flatts are nominated in that category again this year. The group also won the Horizon Award in 2002.
Alison Krauss, who was named Female Vocalist of the Year in 1995, has received five CMA Awards. She is nominated in five categories this year: Female Vocalist of the Year, Musical Event of the Year (with James Taylor), Single of the Year, Music Video of the Year and Musical Event of the Year for "Whiskey Lullaby," which she will perform with Brad Paisley. Brad Paisley, who won the coveted Horizon Award in 2000, has received a total of three CMA Awards in his career. Paisley is nominated in four categories this year: Single of the Year, Music Video of the Year, Musical Event of the Year (with Alison Krauss) and Album of the Year.
Reba McEntire, who was named Entertainer of the Year in 1986, is the only artist to win four CMA Female Vocalist of the Year Awards (1984-1987). She has received a total of six CMA awards during her career, receiving her first nomination in 1983. McEntire has sold more than 50 million albums, appeared on Broadway in "Annie Get Your Gun" and currently stars in the television comedy series "Reba," now in its fourth season. Keith Urban, who won the Horizon Award in 2001, is nominated this year for Male Vocalist of the Year.
Previously announced performers include Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney, Alan Jackson, Toby Keith, Tim McGraw and Gretchen Wilson.
THE 38TH ANNUAL CMA AWARDS is a production of the Country Music Association. Walter C. Miller is the producer. Paul Miller will direct the special from a script by David Wild.
RATING: To Be Announced