Krauss, Urban Among CMA Awards Additions
The performance lineup for the 2002 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards continues to grow, with triple nominee Alison Krauss and Keith Urban among the latest additions. Others added to the Nov. 6 eThe performance lineup for the 2002 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards continues to grow, with triple nominee Alison Krauss and Keith Urban among the latest additions. Others added to the Nov. 6 event at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House are Carolyn Dawn Johnson, Phil Vassar, and Darryl Worley.
Krauss is nominated for female vocalist, album of the year with Union Station for the Rounder set "New Favorite," and vocal event of the year for her live version of "I'll Fly Away" with Gillian Welch. Johnson, Vassar, and Worley will be among those vying for the CMA's Horizon Award.
Urban won the CMA's Horizon Award last year, and will be on hand to present the award this year to the victor in a field that also includes Nickel Creek and Rascal Flatts (who will also perform). Urban will also perform the song "Somebody Like You" (Capitol Nashville) which currently tops Billboard's Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.
The 36th annual CMA Awards show, which will be hosted for the 11th straight year by Vince Gill, will open with Shania Twain's first televised appearance in more than three years. The Canadian songstress is expected to perform "I'm Gonna Getcha Good!," which debuted last week at No. 24 on the Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart. The song will appear on her forthcoming album, "UP!," due Nov. 19 via Mercury.
Also appearing on the show will be previously announced performers Gill, Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, Toby Keith, Martina McBride, Brad Paisley, George Strait, and Travis Tritt, and still more artists to be announced.