Urban, Gill, Hayes added to CMA line-up
Thursday, October 25, 2012
– Vince Gill, Hunter Hayes and Keith Urban were added to the line-up of performers for The 46th Annual CMA Awards.
The first round of artists presenting trophies on the three-hour show were announced including Martina McBride, Kellie Pickler, Sugarland and The Band Perry.
The CMAs, hosted for the fifth time by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, airs live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Thursday, Nov. 1 at 8 a.m. eastern on ABC.
Previously announced performers include Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Kelly Clarkson, Eli Young Band, Brantley Gilbert, Faith Hill, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Tim McGraw, Paisley, Blake Shelton, Taylor Swift, The Band Perry, Underwood and Zac Brown Band.
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