Worlds will collide with when Country Music sensation Jason Aldean performs with pop/rock superstar Kelly Clarkson on “The 44th Annual CMA Awards,” which airs live on ABC Wednesday, November 10 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET), according to an November 1, 2010 press release from ABC Television Network. ABC also announced additional CMA presenters, including: Rodney Atkins, JoAnna Garcia, Martina McBride and Ty Pennington. The 44th Annual CMA Awards are being hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood. Pictures of the stars appearing at the CMA Awards
Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson join previously announced CMA performers including: Dierks Bentley, Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Reba, Blake Shelton, George Strait, Sugarland, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban.
Gwyneth Paltrow will make her live Country Music singing debut performing with Vince Gill. Top CMA nominee Miranda Lambert and Sheryl Crow will preform a tribute to Loretta Lynn’s 50th anniversary as a recording artist. The Zac Brown Band performs with Alan Jackson.
CMA’s previously announced presenters include The Band Perry, Luke Bryan, Easton Corbin, Little Big Town, Tim McGraw, Jerrod Niemann, Kellie Pickler, LeAnn Rimes, Darius Rucker, Chris Young, and NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon.
Jason Aldean was nominated for the CMA Horizon Award in 2007, and again in 2008 when it was renamed the New Artist of the Year Award. His new album, My Kinda Party, is in-stores November 2, 2010.
This will be Kelly Clarkson’s first performance on “Country Music’s Biggest Night(tm).” She was nominated for CMA Musical Event of the Year in 2007 for her duet with Reba, “Because of You,” which the two artists also performed at CMA Music Festival earlier that year. Her latest album is All I Ever Wanted.
Atkins was also nominated for the CMA Horizon Award in 2007, and again in 2008 when it was renamed the New Artist of the Year Award. His latest albums are It’s America and Cracker Barrel Presents Rodney Atkins.
Garcia currently stars as “Mia” on the ABC television series “Better with You.” She is also well-known for having co-starred with Reba for all six seasons of the television series “Reba.”
Martina McBride, who has won a career total of five CMA Awards, is nominated this year for Female Vocalist of the Year. McBride has won this Award four times (1999, 2002-2004), and is tied with Reba for the most wins in that category. Her current album is Shine.
Pennington hosts ABC’s television series “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.” The show is currently in its eighth season.
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