Parton, Womack Among Latest CMA Awards Additions

It will certainly be crowded backstage at the 2002 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, as the Nov. 6 show has added yet more performers to the lineup.

It will certainly be crowded backstage at the 2002 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, as the Nov. 6 show has added yet more performers to the lineup. The latest additions are veteran artist Dolly Parton, modern country radio staples Lee Ann Womack and Montgomery Gentry, and newcomers Rebecca Lynn Howard and Joe Nichols. In addition, Kim Richey and Bekka Bramlett will sit in with Brooks & Dunn on a performance of the song "Every River," which they co-wrote with the duo.

Just last week, the CMA Awards show added triple nominee Alison Krauss, Keith Urban, Carolyn Dawn Johnson, Phil Vassar, and Darryl Worley to the bill. Other previously announced performers are host Vince Gill, Kenny Chesney, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, Toby Keith, Martina McBride, Brad Paisley, George Strait, and Travis Tritt.

Along with her performance of "Hello God," from her latest Sugar Hill album "Halos & Horns," Parton will have the honor of introducing the newest members of the CMA's Country Music Hall of Fame -- Porter Wagoner and "Jumpin'" Bill Carlisle. Parton was enshrined in the Hall in 1999.

The 36th annual CMA Awards show will air live from Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House on CBS, beginning at 8 p.m. ET (and rebroadcast at 8 p.m. PT).