THIRD ROUND OF PERFORMERS AND PRESENTERS SET FOR
THE "41ST ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS,"
TO BE BROADCAST LIVE FROM LAS VEGAS,
MAY 23 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK
Trace Adkins, Big & Rich and Brad Paisley Set to Perform
Blake Shelton, Hannah Storm and Cowboy Troy Set to Present
Trace Adkins, Big & Rich and Brad Paisley are set to perform on the 41ST ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, hosted by Reba McEntire, to be broadcast live from Las Vegas' MGM Grand, Tuesday, May 23 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. Blake Shelton, Hannah Storm (CBS's "The Early Show") and Cowboy Troy are set to present.
These artists and presenters join previously announced performers Brooks & Dunn, Kelly Clarkson, Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride, Rascal Flatts, Sugarland and Carrie Underwood. Previously announced presenters include Craig Ferguson, Dr. Phil and Robin McGraw, Kathryn Morris, Emily Procter and Tony Stewart.
Trace Adkins is a previous Academy of Country Music Award winner in the Top New Male Vocalist category. His smash record, "Songs About Me," is approaching double platinum status.
Big & Rich are nominated in three categories this year including Top New Duo or Vocal Group, Top Vocal Duo and Vocal Event of the Year for the song "I Play Chicken with the Train" by Cowboy Troy and Big & Rich (with John Rich and Big Kenny as additional producers).
Brad Paisley has the most nominations this year. He is recognized in six categories, including Top Male Vocalist, Album of the Year (Time Well Wasted), Single Record of the Year ("Alcohol"), and Song of the Year, Video of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year for "When I Get Where I'm Going," a duet with Dolly Parton. Paisley has previously won three Academy of Country Music Awards.
Blake Shelton's current single, "Nobody But Me," is the current top five hit from his gold-selling album Blake Shelton's Barn & Grill. Hannah Storm is one of the hosts of CBS's "The Early Show." Cowboy Troy is nominated for Vocal Event of the Year for the song "I Play Chicken with the Train" with Big & Rich.
The Academy of Country Music was founded in 1964 with a mission to support, promote and enhance the advancement of the country music industry worldwide. The Academy, which is comprised of more than 4,000 professional members and a newly established Associate Membership, is headquartered in Burbank, Calif.
THE 41ST ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS is produced for television by dick clark productions. The show is executive produced by Allen Shapiro and R.A. Clark, and produced by Barry Adelman. The executive in charge of production is Bob Bardo, and the executive in charge is Fran LaMaina.
RATING: To Be Announced