Kellie Pickler and multiple Canadian Country Music Association Award nominees Paul Brandt and Gord Bamford join the line-up of performers on the CCMA Awards Sept. 8 in Winnipeg.

Meanwhile, multiple CCMA Award winner Michelle Wright and legendary singer-songwriter Bill Anderson have been added as presenters.

Previously announced performer Dierks Bentley will perform "Sweet & Wild" off his recently released greatest hits album with special guest Sarah Buxton on background vocals.

Terri Clark will host the show, which will include performances from George Canyon, Doc Walker, Emerson Drive, Jessie Farrell and Johnny Reid.

The 2008 CCMA Awards will be broadcast nationally on CBC Television with encore broadcasts on CMT in Canada.