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[10/19/10 - 11:07 AM]
Taylor Swift to Perform on "The 44th Annual CMA Awards," on the ABC Television Network
Previously announced performers include Dierks Bentley, Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Reba, Blake Shelton, George Strait, Sugarland, Underwood and Keith Urban.

[via press release from ABC]

TAYLOR SWIFT TO PERFORM ON "THE 44th ANNUAL CMA AWARDS," ON THE ABC TELEVISION NETWORK

Reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year Taylor Swift will perform on "The 44th Annual CMA Awards." Hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, "The 44th Annual CMA Awards" airs live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Previously announced performers include Dierks Bentley, Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Reba, Blake Shelton, George Strait, Sugarland, Underwood and Keith Urban. In addition, special duet performances will feature top nominee Lambert with Sheryl Crow in a tribute to Loretta Lynn's 50th Anniversary as a recording artist, and Zac Brown Band with Alan Jackson.

Swift is also the reigning CMA Female Vocalist, a category for which she is nominated again this year. She has won a total of six CMA Awards, including Album (in 2009 for Fearless, which also earned her a second trophy as co-producer), Music Video (in 2009 for "Love Story," directed by Trey Fanjoy), and Horizon (2007). In 2009 she was the recipient of the annual CMA International Artist Achievement Award. Her highly anticipated third album, Speak Now, will be released on Oct. 25.

Tickets for the 2010 CMA Awards are on sale and can be purchased by logging on to www.ticketmaster.com; calling (800) 745-3000; or in person at the Bridgestone Arena box office, 501 Broadway (corner of Fifth Avenue and Broadway), Nashville. Ticket prices begin at $110 for Upper Level. All ticket prices include sales tax, but exclude applicable service/handling fees. Purchase tickets early for best available seats. In 2009, the CMA Awards sold out in advance.

"The 44th Annual CMA Awards" is a production of the Country Music Association. Robert Deaton is the executive producer, Paul Miller is the director and David Wild is the writer. The special will be shot in high definition and broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound.

Premiere Radio Networks is the official radio packager of the CMA Awards. American Airlines is the official airline of the 2010 CMA Awards. Chevrolet, Proud Sponsor of the CMA Awards and Official Ride of Country Music.





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