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Reba McEntire will perform with LeAnn Rimes on The 41st Annual CMA Awards show, which airs live Wednesday, Nov. 7, on ABC-TV from the Sommet Center in Nashville, at 8 p.m. ET. Rodney Atkins, Miranda Lambert and Taylor Swift have also been added to the list of performers.
For the first time in the history of the CMA Awards, multiple artists will share hosting duties during the three-hour gala including Sara Evans and LeAnn Rimes.
"The CMA Awards are a platform for reaching a large network audience with our best and brightest stars," said CMA Chief Operating Officer Tammy Genovese. "Providing additional on-air opportunities for several of our artists to host segments of the program provides a different point of view throughout the night and keeps the pace of the CMA Awards fresh and exciting. These artists are personable, engaging, respected by their peers and beloved by the fans.”
The first round of presenters is also being announced including Luke Bryan, Jason Michael Carroll, Bucky Covington, Jewel with Ty Murray, Kid Rock, CMA Awards Vocal Group of the Year nominee Montgomery Gentry, and Dwight Yoakam.
Kenny Chesney, Big & Rich, Martina McBride, the Eagles and others have already been announced as performers for the big show.