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.
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.
â¢ 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!)
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.
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.
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.