Several A-list performers have been announced to rock the stage of this year's Country Music Association Awards. Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood are both confirmed to entertain music fans at the annual event.
Taylor and Carrie will be joined by other musical guests which include Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney, Reba McEntire, Darius Rucker, George Strait, Sugarland, Keith Urban and Brad Paisley. Beside singing, Carrie and Brad will also take hosting job at the show.
At the 2009 CMA Awards, Taylor Swift is nominated in four categories, Entertainer of the Year, Female Vocalist, Song of the Year and Music Video. "I am jumping up and down surrounded by dogs and my mom and screaming like it's Christmas morning. I'll never forget this," she shared her excitement shortly after finding out about the nominations.
Earlier on September 13, Taylor was left stunned on the stage of MTV VMAs when Kanye West interrupted her Best Female Video acceptance speech. Later on, she received a personal apology via phone call from the rapper.
As for Carrie Underwood, she is also vying for Female Vocalist, just like Taylor. In addition, Carrie is listed among the contenders for Musical Event. Most recently, Carrie released a new single "Cowboy Casanova" and has planned to drop a third studio album "Play On" in U.S. on November 3.
The 43rd Annual Country Music Association Awards will be aired live from Nashville on November 11 on ABC. Its nominations list is dominated by Brad Paisley who gets six kudos.