Lady Antebellum and Miranda Lambert scored early wins Sunday night as county music stars aligned in Las Vegas, vying for top honors at the 47th annual Academy of Country Music Awards.
Taylor Swift gets a chance to extend her reign as the Academy of Country Music's entertainer of the year, but she's competing with four-time winner Kenny Chesney and nominees Jason Aldean, Brad Paisley and Blake Shelton.
All five nominees for CMA's highest honor, Entertainer of the Year -- Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, Blake Shelton and Jason Aldean -- will perform at this year's awards ceremony, the Country Music Association announced Tuesday.
Jason Aldean and Keith Urban are also performers on "Country Music's Biggest Night"
Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley will host the Country Music Awards Nov. 9
The nominations are in for the 45th annual Country Music Awards, and Keith Urban and Taylor Swift are among the recognized artists.
The country singer shares what he's learned from years of touring.
Brad Paisley is a busy guy. He's on the road about 100 days a year entertaining his millions of fans. And with his new album, "This is Country Music," in stores now, Paisley isn't showing signs of slowing down anytime soon.
The Something Borrowed actress marries Neal Dodson in Nashville
The country star will give money from his "Old Alabama" song to the American Red Cross
Steven Tyler and Rihanna helped create some of the show's most memorable moments
He completed it during the cocktail hour at at La Fete du Cinema
The stars join more of country music's biggest names to share holiday tunes and traditions
Birthday girl Lambert is top female vocalist, fiancÃ© Blake Shelton wins for male; Brad Paisley is entertainer of the year
The CMA Awards host gets laughs with his jokes about the pop Lady and the country Lady
CMAs: Tiger Woods gets a "ditty," Gwyneth Paltrow sings and Miranda Lambert is the bell of the ball.
It has been a great year for country music couple Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert.
Urban joins co-hosts, Paisley and Underwood as they get ready to open the show
Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts, Reba McEntire, Sugarland and George Strait are also added to the lineup
One night before going to bed, I walked into the bathroom, opened the medicine cabinet, and swallowed an entire bottle of aspirin. I was 12, poor and not very attractive.
The stars will headline a homecoming performance Tuesday, the venue's first since the Nashville floods
The country superstars will emcee the telecast on Nov. 10 in Nashville
From Brad Paisley to Bob Marley, the Jonas Brothers and other stars give picks for their dream outside jam
Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, Sheryl Crow and others perform and answer phones for GAC's telethon
"We're living our dream," Charles Kelley cried out from the stage of the Las Vegas MGM Grand
Plus, in another TMI moment, Matt reveals when and where daughter Vida was conceived
â¢ Brad Paisley and wife Kimberly Williams-Paisley stepped out for some spring shopping at Fred Segal Fun in Santa Monica, Calif. The country couple shopped separately, but Paisley would continually check on his wife and make sure she was doing well. After browsing for a bit, the duo left with some sweats, a vest and cashmere scarf.
What started as a prank on wife Kimberly ended up in the Nashville Film Festival
The ACM Entertainer of the Year nominee has no intention of rocking the vote
Country singer Brad Paisley took a spill onstage during a concert, then invited audience members to post it on YouTube.
Country music singer-songwriter Brad Paisley was examined and released from a hospital after taking a nasty spill during a South Carolina concert Saturday, the entertainer says on his Web site and Twitter account.
Carrie Underwood and Taylor Swift also score multiple Academy of Country Music nods
VIDEO: A four-time winner, the 19-year-old singer beats out the heavyweights for Entertainer of the Year
Taylor Swift opened the show with a winning performance -- but the 19-year-old singer had to wait until the end of the Country Music Association Awards telecast Wednesday night to collect the biggest honor: entertainer of the year.
The singer is interrupted onstage at the telecast by country legend Little Jimmy Dickens
Plus, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill will sing a duet on tonight's broadcast from Nashville
Country music superstar Brad Paisley has graced the cover of People magazine twice this fall -- first on the magazine's regular edition, then on a special country issue.
Brad Paisley is finding more recognition, and handling it with humor. Denise Quan talked to the country star.
"Guess he's some sort of big deal," Paisley jokes on Twitter. "Needs a haircut though"
A month after releasing her new CD, the star is hosting her own FOX special
His dad Doug was his first roadie - plus, Taylor Swift's brother tours with her!
Taylor Swift, Keith Urban and Kenny Chesney are also among the first performers announced for the Nov. 11 show
The country superstar releases his own version of the magazine via Twitter
Due to an "oversight," they weren't credited for Musical Event of the Year for their duet "Start A Band"
PLUS: Darius Rucker tells PEOPLE why he felt like he was on Sesame Street when he was nominated
The superstar receives six nods, including male vocalist & entertainer of the year
The superstars plan to rehearse for the November show - and coordinate wardrobes
The country crooner, along with Alison Krauss and Charley Pride, helps the White House go country
I've been to the White House five or six times over the years, but none of those times did I ever pick up an instrument.
Brad Paisley performs and hits the President up for a ride on Air Force One
The country star talks about fatherhood, his favorite music - and his reputation as a practical joker
T-Pain and the B-52s go country for Nashville's night of awards
The singer-song writer has a sense of humor, great lips and a charitable heart
Fans can vote for their favorite country artists until June 15
Vote for Jason Aldean, Joe Don Rooney, Keith Anderson, Jimmy Wayne or Charles Kelley
We're getting ready to talk to the country favorite, but first we want to hear from you!
"It's good to have that sense of humor," he tells PEOPLE's Country Special issue
Jasper Warren is the second child for Brad Paisley and Kimberly Williams-Paisley
He's the second child for the country star and According to Jim actress
Kimberly Williams-Paisley due to have the couple's second child last week
It's a girls' night in Vegas as the singer scores top award and Taylor Swift takes album honors
Kimberly Williams-Paisley was actually due to deliver during Sunday's Country Music Awards
Miley Cyrus will take the stage to perform "The Climb" from Hannah Montana: The Movie
He scoops up video and duet awards ahead of Sunday's show
Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, George Strait, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban are competing online for the Academy of Country Music's Entertainer of the Year. Fans can vote on www.voteACM.com or www.cbs.com/acma for any of the nominees through the last hour of the 44th Annual ACM Awards on April 5 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS. Each nominee is also scheduled to perform during the show. – Mike Fleeman
Carrie Underwood will compete against the guys for entertainer of the year
The country star says he's having "a great time" being a dad to daughter Evalyn Day
The singer announces her first headlining tour – and her costar: BFF Kellie Pickler
The singer says he's "fluff" compared to Paisley and Dierks Bentley
• Call it a meeting of Nashville moms: Sheryl Crow and Kimberly Williams-Paisley enjoyed brunch together at Nashville's Loveless Café with their boys – Wyatt, 20 months, and Huck, almost 2, respectively. Kimberly, who is expecting her second baby with Brad Paisley, enjoyed a breakfast sandwich (ham, egg and cheese on toast), while Crow ordered a pancake with scrambled eggs.
Too pregnant to travel, Kimberly Williams watches Quantum of Solace back home, but TiVos Brad's win
"Kimberly and I were both talking about how special that will be for our child to grow up someday and see that tape," he says
He's named entertainer of the year for the fourth time, while the show co-host nabs female vocalist
Kenny Chesney has won entertainer of the year at the Country Music Association Awards two years in a row. Will he make it three straight?
A.J. Hammer discusses what to expect at this year's CMA show.
The country star learned that his wife was expecting thanks to their son Huck
"Police" handcuff the country star for "serious crimes," thanks to a prank by Jewel
The country star and According to Jim actress are due in April
Kenny Chesney, the Country Music Association's reigning entertainer of the year, dominated the CMA Award nominations on Wednesday, receiving seven, including album of the year
"This is the best gift of all," says the teary-eyed skating champ
The singer gives lip prints and an autograph to benefit a domestic violence charity auction
"This is awesome. Thank you so much," the country star says of her surprise plaque
The country star is named entertainer of the year for the fourth consecutive year
Plus: Fans can vote for their favorite country star, Busta Rhymes talks about his new single, and more
The country star teary-eyed while being honored by friends, family and colleagues in Nashville
Plus: Sugarland receives three nominations for their video "Stay"
The country star is up for entertainer of the year – as well as 10 other awards
If 2006 was Carrie Underwood's coming-out party at the CMA Awards, 2007 solidified her place among the current greats of country music.
CNN's Kiran Chetry speaks to singer Kenny Chesney about his successful night at the CMA Awards.
Jessica Simpson, Jamie Foxx, Kid Rock, and Sheryl Crow – not your typical country-music lineup, but they are among the stars expected to join country superstars like Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley at the 41st Annual CMA Awards on Wednesday night, to be broadcast live on ABC from the Sommet Center in Nashville.
Carrie Underwood talks to CNN's Denise Quan about the lack of women up for the CMA Entertainer of the Year award.
Brad Paisley and George Strait led the Country Music Association Awards nominations with five nods each, it was announced Thursday.
Brad Paisley's breakthrough from country's B list to real stardom last year came thanks to "Whiskey Lullaby," a duet with Alison Krauss about two ex-lovers who drink themselves to death.
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