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McGraw, Rucker named to hand out CMA awards

Tuesday, October 26, 2010 – Tim McGraw and Darius Rucker are among those announced as the first group of presenters for The 44th Annual CMA Awards.

Joining them in handing out awards are The Band Perry, Luke Bryan, Easton Corbin, Little Big Town, Jerrod Niemann, Kellie Pickler, LeAnn Rimes, Chris Young, and NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon.

Hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, "The 44th Annual CMA Awards" airs live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Nov. 10. Previously announced performers include Dierks Bentley, Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Rascal Flatts, Reba, Blake Shelton, George Strait, Sugarland, Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, Underwood and Paisley. Special performances will feature Gwyneth Paltrow in her live country music singing debut performing with Vince Gill; Lambert with Sheryl Crow in a tribute to Loretta Lynn's 50th Anniversary as a recording artist; and Zac Brown Band with Alan Jackson.

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