Ashley Monroe Added to Blake
Shelton Performance; Supermodel Lily Aldridge, Brantley Gilbert, and Darius
Rucker Join CMA Awards Nominees Lee Brice, Brandy Clark, Dan + Shay, Brett Eldredge, Martina
McBride, and Kip Moore to Present Awards on Country Music’s Biggest Night™
Chris Young to Host Pre-Telecast Awards Ceremonies
NASHVILLE – “The 48th
Annual CMA Awards” is living up to its reputation as Country Music’s Biggest
Night™ with the addition of the Doobie Brothers, Hunter
Hayes, Jennifer Nettles, Michael McDonald,
Thomas Rhett, and Cole Swindell to the performance lineup.
Annual CMA Awards,” which is hosted for the seventh time by Brad Paisley
and Carrie Underwood, airs live Wednesday, Nov. 5 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network.
has been added to Blake Shelton’s performance. Superstar performances
previously announced include Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley,
Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church,
Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert,
Little Big Town, Tim McGraw, Kacey Musgraves,
Paisley, Shelton, George Strait, The Band Perry,
Underwood, and Keith Urban. The CMA Awards has a long history
of presenting cross-genre duets and 2014 is no exception with Ariana Grande
and Meghan Trainor performing with Little Big Town and Lambert respectively.
Presenting trophies during
the three-hour gala are supermodel Lilly Aldridge, Brantley
Gilbert, Darius Rucker, and CMA Awards nominees Lee
Brice, Brandy Clark, Dan + Shay, Brett
Eldredge, Martina McBride, and Kip Moore.
Previously announced presenters include Connie Britton,
Garth Brooks, Lucy Hale, Tim Tebow,
Steven Tyler, and Trisha Yearwood.
Chris Young will
host the Pre-Telecast CMA Awards ceremonies (6:30 PM/CT). Winners for Musical
Event, Music Video, and Musician of the Year, as well as the 2014 CMA Broadcast
Awards winners for Radio Station and Personality of the Year will be recognized.
“The 48th Annual
CMA Awards” is a production of the Country Music Association. Robert
Deaton is the Executive Producer, Paul Miller is
the Director, and David Wild is the writer. The special will
be shot in high definition and broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected
HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound.
For more information, visit CMAawards.com.