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New stars join CMA Awards lineupupdated: Wed Sep 21 2011 10:13:00

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.

People.com: Taylor Swift, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton Join CMA Awards Lineupupdated: Tue Sep 20 2011 16:10:00

Jason Aldean and Keith Urban are also performers on "Country Music's Biggest Night"

People.com: Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert Score CMA Nodsupdated: Tue Sep 06 2011 16:29:00

Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley will host the Country Music Awards Nov. 9

Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton score CMA nodsupdated: Tue Sep 06 2011 11:34:00

The nominations are in for the 45th annual Country Music Awards, and Keith Urban and Taylor Swift are among the recognized artists.

People.com: Glee: What Was Gwyneth Paltrow's Best Song?updated: Wed Nov 17 2010 11:53:00

First she and took the CMA Awards by storm - and on Tuesday, Gwyneth Paltrow shined on Glee as irreverent substitute teacher Holly Holiday.

People.com: Was Gwyneth Paltrow's Performance 'Country Strong' Enough at CMAs?updated: Thu Nov 11 2010 11:09:00

Take the PEOPLE poll and rate the actress's live debut as a country crooner

People.com: Billy Ray Cyrus Arrives Solo in Shades, Skips Red Carpet at CMAsupdated: Thu Nov 11 2010 10:49:00

Miley's dad steps out for first first major public appearance since filing for divorce

People.com: Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley Win Big at CMA Awardsupdated: Thu Nov 11 2010 10:08:00

Birthday girl Lambert is top female vocalist, fiancé Blake Shelton wins for male; Brad Paisley is entertainer of the year

People.com: Brad Paisley's Lady Confusion: Is that Gaga or Antebellum?updated: Thu Nov 11 2010 10:08:00

The CMA Awards host gets laughs with his jokes about the pop Lady and the country Lady

Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton win big at CMA Awardsupdated: Thu Nov 11 2010 05:21:00

It has been a great year for country music couple Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert.

People.com: Glee Creator: Gwyneth Paltrow Pulls Off 'Really Hard Dance Number'updated: Wed Nov 10 2010 16:49:00

"I've always loved her when she sang," Ryan Murphy says of Paltrow, who will perform "Umbrella"

People.com: Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley and Keith Urban Rehearse for CMA Awardsupdated: Wed Nov 10 2010 07:49:00

Urban joins co-hosts, Paisley and Underwood as they get ready to open the show

People.com: Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles to Host CMA Country Christmas Specialupdated: Thu Oct 21 2010 16:09:00

The singer will be joined by Brad Paisley, Sheryl Crow and more during the holiday broadcast

People.com: Gwyneth Paltrow to Make Live Country-Singing Debut at CMAsupdated: Thu Oct 21 2010 14:13:00

The actress will perform the title song from her upcoming movie Country Strong with Vince Gill

People.com: Miranda Lambert & Sheryl Crow to Lead CMA's Loretta Lynn Tributeupdated: Mon Oct 18 2010 13:48:00

The Coal Miner's Daughter will be saluted at next month's country music ceremony

People.com: Co-Hosts Carrie Underwood & Brad Paisley to Perform at CMA Awardsupdated: Tue Oct 05 2010 13:48:00

Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts, Reba McEntire, Sugarland and George Strait are also added to the lineup

People.com: Miranda Lambert, Kenny Chesney to Perform at CMAsupdated: Wed Sep 29 2010 12:48:00

Dierks Bentley, Lady Antebellum and Blake Shelton will also hit the Nashville stage Nov. 10

People.com: Miranda Lambert to Face Off Against Fiancé Blake Shelton (Three Times!) at CMAsupdated: Wed Sep 01 2010 16:48:00

The country star leads the pack with nine nominations - the most ever for a female artist

People.com: First Round of CMA Nominations Put Miranda Lambert on Topupdated: Tue Aug 31 2010 17:11:00

The next round of CMA nods will be announced on Wednesday

People.com: Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood Reunite to Host CMAsupdated: Thu Aug 26 2010 19:09:00

The country superstars will emcee the telecast on Nov. 10 in Nashville

People.com: FIRST LOOK: Taylor's Swift's Album Coverupdated: Wed Aug 18 2010 18:28:00

Speak Now, the singer's third disc, is slated to be released Oct. 25

People.com: Taylor Swift to Perform New Single on CMA's Country Night to Rockupdated: Wed Aug 04 2010 10:47:00

The TV special will also feature performances by Carrie Underwood, Rascal Flatts and Keith Urban

Brad Paisley OK after fall from stageupdated: Mon Mar 08 2010 12:09:00

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.

People.com: Taylor Swift Makes Cover of PEOPLE's 25 Most Intriguing People of 2009updated: Wed Dec 16 2009 17:40:00

Country's golden girl shares year-end honors with Kate Gosselin, Sarah Palin and the Kardashians

People.com: Carrie Underwood: Holiday Variety Special a Dream Come True!updated: Mon Dec 07 2009 16:28:00

The singer also shares how she plans on spending Christmas working on Mom's broccoli cheese casserole!

People.com: Taylor Swift's Success: Too Much, Too Soon?updated: Fri Nov 13 2009 21:27:00

Not according to Faith Hill, who says the CMA entertainer of the year has "worked her tail off"

People.com: Taylor Swift Hugs Everyone After the CMAs!updated: Fri Nov 13 2009 06:10:00

• Taylor Swift walked into Avenue, a new Nashville nightspot, to a round of applause, with her music blaring over the loudspeakers and her historic CMA victory replayed on big screens. The newly minted entertainer of the year held court in a short, black vintage-style dress, doling out big hugs to well-wishers and taking countless photos with anybody who asked. The 19-year-old posed with her mother, Reba McEntire and other party guests at the Big Machine bash. Also in attendance: Jimmy Wayne, Jack Ingram and Justin Moore. Swift and her parents snuck out of the party by 1:30 a.m. (Read all about Swift's amazing CMA sweep - and see pictures from country music's big night!)

People.com: Julianne Hough and Chuck Wicks Attend CMAs Together!updated: Thu Nov 12 2009 20:28:00

Wicks appears heartbroken, but says the former couple will address their split soon

People.com: Taylor Swift Is Having the Best Week of Her Lifeupdated: Thu Nov 12 2009 16:50:00

Now the teen country star is looking for the next challenge in her zooming career

People.com: POLL: Who Had the Best CMA Performance?updated: Thu Nov 12 2009 15:50:00

From Sugarland's poignant performance to Carrie Underwood's burlesque spectacle, who impressed you the most?

People.com: Taylor Swift Sweeps the CMAsupdated: Thu Nov 12 2009 12:14:00

VIDEO: A four-time winner, the 19-year-old singer beats out the heavyweights for Entertainer of the Year

Taylor Swift sweeps the CMAsupdated: Thu Nov 12 2009 10:38:00

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.

People.com: Will It Be Taylor Swift's Big CMA Night?updated: Thu Nov 12 2009 07:09:00

Plus, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill will sing a duet on tonight's broadcast from Nashville

People.com: POLL: Taylor Swift - Entertainer of the Year?updated: Wed Nov 11 2009 20:48:00

Can she beat the boys at this year's CMA Awards - vote for your favorite!

People.com: Source: Julianne Hough and Chuck Wicks Splitupdated: Wed Nov 11 2009 15:08:00

"They needed some time apart," says the source, calling the breakup "mutual"

Brad Paisley is down to earthupdated: Mon Nov 09 2009 10:31:00

Brad Paisley is finding more recognition, and handling it with humor. Denise Quan talked to the country star.

People.com: Kid Rock Joins CMA Awards Lineupupdated: Thu Nov 05 2009 14:49:00

The Nov. 11 event will also feature Martina McBride, the Judds and Lee Ann Womack

People.com: Dale Earnhardt Jr. to Bring NASCAR to CMA Awardsupdated: Tue Oct 27 2009 14:52:00

The racer will join Taylor Swift, Brad Paisley & others on country's biggest night

People.com: Dave Matthews & Kenny Chesney to Duet at CMA Awardsupdated: Mon Oct 19 2009 13:27:00

The rocker & the country star will perform "I'm Alive" at the Nov. 11 Nashville event

People.com: Tim McGraw, Daughtry to Play CMA Awardsupdated: Thu Oct 15 2009 13:10:00

They'll join Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley and other stars on Nov. 11

People.com: Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood to Perform at CMA Awardsupdated: Mon Oct 05 2009 14:08:00

Taylor Swift, Keith Urban and Kenny Chesney are also among the first performers announced for the Nov. 11 show

People.com: Country Star Zac Brown Welcomes Third Daughterupdated: Fri Sep 11 2009 15:07:00

Georgia Sloan arrived - along with 4 CMA nods for the "Chicken Fried" singer - on Wednesday

People.com: Oops! CMA Leaves Out Nod for Brad Paisley & Keith Urbanupdated: Fri Sep 11 2009 09:51:00

Due to an "oversight," they weren't credited for Musical Event of the Year for their duet "Start A Band"

People.com: Brad Paisley Leads CMA Nominationsupdated: Wed Sep 09 2009 15:32:00

The superstar receives six nods, including male vocalist & entertainer of the year

People.com: Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley to Co-Host CMAsupdated: Tue Aug 25 2009 23:47:00

The superstars plan to rehearse for the November show - and coordinate wardrobes

People.com: Shania Twain Teases Birthday Surpriseupdated: Thu Aug 20 2009 12:11:00

Plus, she thanks fans for "all of your support over the last year"

People.com: Brooks & Dunn Calling It Quitsupdated: Tue Aug 11 2009 14:17:00

After 20 years, the country duo say "it's just time" to split - after one more tour

People.com: Country Star Jimmy Wayne Knows What Girls Likeupdated: Tue May 26 2009 15:08:00

The singer-song writer has a sense of humor, great lips and a charitable heart

People.com: Brad Paisley & Kimberly Williams-Paisley Welcome a Boyupdated: Sun Apr 19 2009 11:52:00

He's the second child for the country star and According to Jim actress

People.com: Miley Cyrus to Perform at Academy of Country Music Awardsupdated: Thu Mar 26 2009 17:32:00

The star will sing from her Hanna Montana soundtrack on the April 5 show

People.com: Barbara Mandrell: New Country Music Hall of Famerupdated: Wed Feb 04 2009 16:34:00

Roy Clark and harmonica player Charlie McCoy also join Mandrell in being honored

People.com: Brad Paisley's Favorite CMA Moment: Kissing Wife's Baby Bumpupdated: Thu Nov 13 2008 17:36:00

"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

People.com: Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood Win Big at CMA Awardsupdated: Thu Nov 13 2008 14:31:00

He's named entertainer of the year for the fourth time, while the show co-host nabs female vocalist

People.com: Shania Twain Surprises Nashville at the CMAsupdated: Thu Nov 13 2008 12:38:00

"I'm so glad she's here tonight," Martina McBride raves about the star, who received a standing ovation

People.com: Miley's Beau Plays Prince Charming for Taylor Swift!updated: Thu Nov 13 2008 12:38:00

Justin Gaston appears in her CMA performance – as Cyrus cheers them on

People.com: Shania Twain Makes Her Returnupdated: Wed Nov 12 2008 22:18:00

In her first public appearance since her split, the singer will be a presenter at the CMAs

CMA previewupdated: Wed Nov 12 2008 14:45:00

A.J. Hammer discusses what to expect at this year's CMA show.

Chesney, Underwood in running for CMAsupdated: Wed Nov 12 2008 14:45:00

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?

People.com: FIRST LISTEN: Jason Aldean Debuts 'She's Country'updated: Wed Nov 12 2008 14:00:00

The country star will sing at the CMAs – but PEOPLE has an early listen of his new song

People.com: Kenny Chesney 'Wails' at Impromptu Show in Nashvilleupdated: Tue Nov 11 2008 19:54:00

The CMA-nominated singer shares the stage with The Wailers in a last-minute gig

People.com: Toby Keith: Country Music Association 'Screwed Me'updated: Tue Nov 11 2008 15:09:00

Yet the country star says his skipping this year's CMA awards isn't "sour grapes"

People.com: Taylor Swift Says She Is Not Pregnantupdated: Thu Nov 06 2008 16:58:00

The country star blasts an Internet rumor as "the most impossible thing on the planet"

People.com: Jewel Kicks Off Good Cause - with a Kissupdated: Tue Nov 04 2008 13:33:00

The "I Do" singer launches a country drive to help end domestic violence

People.com: Taylor Swift Blogs About New Single, CMA Nominationupdated: Sat Sep 13 2008 11:08:00

The singer reveals the inspiration behind "Love Song" about a "love you've got to hide"

People.com: CMA Nominee Taylor Swift 'Having a Really Good Day'updated: Wed Sep 10 2008 20:39:00

Kenny Chesney gets 7 nods and Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood and Rascal Flatts also nab honors

Time.com: Kenny Chesney Leads CMA Nominationsupdated: Wed Sep 10 2008 13:00:00

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

People.com: Jewel Honored for 18 Million Albums Soldupdated: Fri Jun 06 2008 17:13:00

"This is awesome. Thank you so much," the country star says of her surprise plaque

People.com: Emmylou Harris Named to Country Hall of Fameupdated: Tue Feb 12 2008 14:04:00

Emmylou Harris, Tom T. Hall, the Statler Brothers and the late Ernest "Pop" Stoneman are the latest additions to the Country Hall of Fame, the Nashville-based Country Music Association announced Tuesday.

People.com: Kellie Pickler Breaks Down at CMA Awards updated: Thu Nov 08 2007 23:02:00

Video courtesy ABCKellie Pickler broke down crying during the CMA Awards on Wednesday night while performing "I Wonder," a song about her estranged mother, who abandoned her when she was 2.

People.com: Big Night for Carrie Underwood at the CMAsupdated: Thu Nov 08 2007 16:04:00

If 2006 was Carrie Underwood's coming-out party at the CMA Awards, 2007 solidified her place among the current greats of country music.

Chesney speaksupdated: Thu Nov 08 2007 11:15:00

CNN's Kiran Chetry speaks to singer Kenny Chesney about his successful night at the CMA Awards.

People.com: Carrie Underwood, Kid Rock Ready for CMAsupdated: Wed Nov 07 2007 21:02:00

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.

Underwood on CMA Awardsupdated: Wed Nov 07 2007 15:30:00

Carrie Underwood talks to CNN's Denise Quan about the lack of women up for the CMA Entertainer of the Year award.

People.com: Jamie Foxx, Rascal Flatts to Perform a Duet at CMAsupdated: Wed Oct 17 2007 07:25:00

Apparently, Jamie Foxx is a little bit country. The Oscar-winner plans to sign a duet with Rascal Flatts at the Country Music Association awards next month, ABC announced Tuesday.

People.com: Brad Paisley, George Strait Lead CMA Nominationsupdated: Fri Aug 31 2007 07:54:00

Brad Paisley and George Strait led the Country Music Association Awards nominations with five nods each, it was announced Thursday.

showbuzzupdated: Wed Aug 11 2004 16:25:00

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