FINAL 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
Dierks Bentley, Little Big Town, Sara Evans, Montgomery Gentry,
Keith Urban and Gretchen Wilson Set to Perform
Jason Aldean, Billy Currington, Billy Ray & Miley Cyrus, Lonestar, Jo Dee Messina, Craig Morgan, Julie Roberts, Michelle Stafford and The Warren Brothers Set to Participate
Dierks Bentley, Little Big Town, Sara Evans, Montgomery Gentry, Keith Urban and Gretchen Wilson 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. Jason Aldean, Billy Currington, Billy Ray & Miley Cyrus, Lonestar, Jo Dee Messina, Craig Morgan, Julie Roberts, Michelle Stafford and The Warren Brothers are set to present.
These artists join previously announced performers Trace Adkins, Big & Rich, Brooks & Dunn, Kelly Clarkson, Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Sugarland and Carrie Underwood. Previously announced presenters include Craig Ferguson, Dr. Phil & Robin McGraw, Kathryn Morris, Emily Procter, Blake Shelton, Tony Stewart, Hannah Storm and Cowboy Troy.
Dierks Bentley is nominated for Top Male Vocalist and was previously recognized with the Academy's Top New Artist of the Year award. First-time nominee Little Big Town is nominated for Top New Vocal Group and Top Vocal Group. Sara Evans is nominated for Top Female Vocalist. She has received a total of nine nominations to date. Montgomery Gentry is nominated for Top Vocal Duo and was previously recognized with the Academy's Top New Vocal Duo award.
Keith Urban is nominated for Entertainer of the Year and Top Male Vocalist, and last year took home awards in the Top Male Vocalist and Album of the Year categories. Gretchen Wilson is nominated for Top Female Vocalist, an award she took home last year in addition to the Top New Artist honors.
Presenting awards are Billy Currington, nominated for Top New Male Vocalist; Billy Ray & Miley Cyrus, who star together on Disney Channel's "Hannah Montana"; Lonestar, nominated for Top Vocal Group; Jo Dee Messina, a previous Top New Female Vocalist winner; Michelle Stafford from the CBS daytime drama "Young and the Restless" and The Warren Brothers, nominated for Top Vocal Duo. Also participating in this year's broadcast are Jason Aldean, nominated for Top New Male Vocalist and Craig Morgan, nominated for Top New Male Vocalist.
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