LADY ANTEBELLUM, MILEY CYRUS, JAMEY JOHNSON, REBA McENTIRE, JOHN RICH AND LEE ANN WOMACK HAVE BEEN ADDED TO PERFORM ON THE "44TH ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS" TO BE BROADCAST LIVE FROM LAS VEGAS, SUNDAY, APRIL 5 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK
Lady Antebellum, Miley Cyrus, Jamey Johnson, host Reba McEntire, John Rich and Lee Ann Womack have been added to perform on the 44TH ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, to be broadcast live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Sunday, April 5 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. They join previously announced performers Toby Keith, Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, Heidi Newfield, Rascal Flatts, Sugarland and Taylor Swift.
Lady Antebellum is nominated for an Academy of Country Music Award for Top Vocal Group. The group previously won Top New Vocal Duo or Group in 2007.
Multi-platinum singer, songwriter and actress Miley Cyrus makes her Academy of Country Music Awards debut. Cyrus' current hit, "The Climb," from Hannah Montana: The Movie soundtrack, is currently climbing the Billboard charts.
Jamey Johnson is nominated for five Academy of Country Music Awards, including Top New Male Vocalist, Album of the Year, Single Record of the Year and as an artist and composer for Song of the Year for "In Color." He previously won an Academy of Country Music Award in 2006 for Song of the Year for "Give It Away," which was recorded by George Strait.
Reba McEntire who returns as host of the Academy of Country Music Awards for the eleventh time, is nominated for Vocal Event of the Year for "Cowgirls Don't Cry" with Brooks & Dunn. McEntire has won 12 Academy of Country Music Awards.
John Rich is nominated for an Academy of Country Music Award for Top Vocal Duo. Big & Rich has been nominated for 14 Academy of Country Music Awards including Rich's five nominations as a producer and two nominations as a writer.
Lee Ann Womack is nominated for an Academy of Country Music Award for Top Female Vocalist. She is a five-time Academy of Country Music Awards winner. She has previously won Single Record of the Year, Top New Female Vocalist and twice for Vocal Event of the Year.
The 44TH Academy of Country Music Awards is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry. The show is produced for television by dick clark productions. Orly Adelson and R.A. Clark are the executive producers; Barry Adelman the producer and Bob Bardo the executive in charge of production.
RATING: To Be Announced