Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Kelly Clarkson, Little Big Town first performers confirmed for 2012 CMA Awards
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Country Music Association announced today the first performers confirmed for its 46th Annual CMA Awards.
Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Kelly Clarkson and Little Big Town are the first group of performers announced for what promised to be a star-studded night.
The 46th Annual CMA Awards, hosted for the fifth year by Brad Paisley and Checotah native Carrie Underwood, will air live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Thursday, Nov. 1 on the ABC Television Network.
Aldean holds the current title for CMA Album of the Year for “My Kinda Party” and Musical Event of the Year for “Don’t You Wanna Stay” with Clarkson. This year, he picked up nominations for Entertainer, Male Vocalist, and Single of the Year for “Dirt Road Anthem,” produced by Michael Knox.
There was no place like “Home” for Bentley this year. He received three nominations for Album of the Year for Home, produced by Brett Beavers, Luke Wooten, and Jon Randall Stewart; Single of the Year for “Home,” produced by Beavers and Wooten; and Song of the Year for “Home,” written by Bentley, Beavers, and Dan Wilson, lead singer of Semisonic.
Clarkson, who shares the current CMA trophy for Musical Event of the Year with Aldean, makes her debut in the Female Vocalist of the Year category this year. Clarkson has a previous nomination for Musical Event of the Year with Reba McEntire for “Because of You” in 2007.
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