Country Music’s Top Tomatoes to Perform at the 49th Annual CMA Awards (@CountryMusic)


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Music City’s leading ladies are slated to take the stage Country Musics Biggest Night with performances atThe 49th Annual CMA Awardsthis fall.

Leading ladiesKelsea Ballerini,Miranda Lambert,Maddie & Tae, andKacey Musgraves, along with previously announced hostCarrie Underwoodwilleach perform during the three-hour gala. With a combined 14 nominations for The 49thAnnual CMA Awards, these entertainers are at the top of their games.

From Miranda Lamberts explosive debut CMA performance in New York in 2005 to Rebas performance in that famous red dress that now resides in the Country Music Hall of Fame, the females in our format deliver some of the most dynamic and talked about Awards moments and this year should be no different, said CMA Chief Executive OfficerSarah Trahern.

Kelsea Ballerini received her first nominations in 2015: Female Vocalist and New Artist of the Year.

Miranda Lambert received her third Entertainer of the Year nomination in 2015 along with nominations for Female Vocalist (she is a five-time, consecutive winner in the category); Musical Event, featuring Little Big Town, for Smokin and Drinkin; and Music Video of the Year for Little Red Wagon, which was directed byTrey Fanjoy. Lambert is the most awarded female in CMA Awards history with 11 wins and 38 nominations.

Duo Maddie & Tae (Maddie MarlowandTae Dye) received their first nominations for Vocal Duo of the Year; Music Video of the Year for Girl in a Country Song, which was directed byTK McKamy; and New Artist of the Year.

Kacey Musgraves, who won New Artist of the Year in 2013 and Song of the Year in 2014, has three nominations this year including Album of the Year forPageant Material, which she co-produced withLuke LairdandShane McAnally(Musgraves only receives one nomination for the category, but can receive a second trophy as producer); Female Vocalist; and Music Video of the Year for Biscuits, which was directed byMarc Klasfeld.

CMA previously announced the performance collaborations ofEric Churchwith iconic Country rockerHank Williams, Jr. for a world premiere of Williams new Nash Icon release Are You Ready For the Country,Thomas Rhettcollaborating live withFall Out Boy, as well as performances by critically-acclaimed CMA Awards hostsBrad Paisleyand Underwood.

Make sure to tune in to the49th Annual CMA AwardsLIVE Wednesday, Nov. 4(8:00-11 PM/ET) from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on the ABC Television Network.

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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