Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton, Brad Paisley Performing at CMA Awards
All five country music stars nominated for Entertainer of the Year at the 2011 CMA Awards will perform at the November ceremony, the Country Music Association announced on Tuesday (Sept. 20).
Taylor Swift, Jason Aldean, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban and Brad Paisley will all take the stage before one is crowned Entertainer of the Year, the CMA's top prize. Paisley, who will co-host the event with Carrie Underwood, is the reigning Entertainer of the Year winner, taking home the 2010 trophy after five straight losses. Swift was named Entertainer of the Year the previous year.
Zac Brown leads all nominees with seven, while Aldean, Paisley, Shelton and Swift scored five nominations each. Urban has two nominations -- Entertainer of the Year and Male Vocalist -- after winning Entertainer of the Year in 2005.
The CMA Awards will air live on ABC from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on Nov. 9. General tickets for the ceremony go on sale this Saturday.