Paisley and Underwood will host the event at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, which ABC will broadcast live.
Among the newly announced performers, Chesney is up for three awards, including Entertainer of the Year, and Church is up for five. Underwood is nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year; a win would be her fourth and tie her with Martina McBride and Reba McEntire in the category. The Band Perry is nominated for Vocal Group of the Year.
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