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CMA Awards & CMA Country Christmas News

We know, we know…this is said every year, but the 46th Annual CMA Awards, airing live on November 1 on ABC from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, could very well feature the best lineup we’ve ever seen.  Previously announced performers for the event include Miranda Lambert, Jason Aldean, The Band Perry, Dierks Bentley, Zac Brown Band, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Kelly Clarkson, Little Big Town, Brad Paisley, and Carrie Underwood.  Wow!  Isn’t that good enough?

Well the Country Music Association might not have thought so, because they recently added a few more names to the list of performers, elevating the superstar caliber to an even higher level.  The latest artists that have signed on to perform include Blake Shelton, Eli Young Band, Brantley Gilbert, and Lady Antebellum.

The CMA Awards are always looked upon as one of the biggest nights in country music year after year, and with a guest list like the one above, it’s no wonder! 

And just two days after the 46th Annual CMA Awards, the Country Music Association will renew their popular holiday celebration series, CMA Country Christmas, on November 3, also from the Bridgestone Arena.

Confirmed performers for this year’s holiday special include Lady Antebellum, Keith Urban, Martina McBride, Little Big Town, the Band Perry, Dierks Bentley, and Scotty McCreery, as well as non-country artists like John Legend, Colbie Caillat, and Katherine Jenkins.

This year’s event, which will once again be hosted by Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles, promises to be bigger and better than ever, which makes the three-time hostess as happy and as excited as anyone.

“I am so excited to be hosting this year, and I love inviting the audience to get into the spirit of the season by bringing a toy for donation,” Nettles said.  “It is such a joy to watch this holiday special grow – in not only its talent roster, but moreover in its charitable celebration of the season.”

The holiday special will be taped in front of a live audience on November 3, but there is no official word when it will air on ABC.  Last year, due to high viewers’ numbers, the special was aired multiple times throughout the holiday season.

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