Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan + More Announced as 2012 CMA Awards Performers
Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan, Brad Paisley and the Zac Brown Band have all been added to the list of country music superstars confirmed to perform during the 2012 CMA Awards telecast, which will air live from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on Nov. 1.
Lambert is the most celebrated artist of the newest batch of performers, earning four nominations based on the success of her fourth studio album, 'Four the Record.' The 2011 platinum-selling release is in the running for Album of the Year, while her her recent No. 1 single 'Over You' is up for Song and Video of the Year. The reigning CMA Female Vocalist of the Year will once again defend her title as the leading lady of country music -- an honor the Texas native hopes to snag for the third consecutive year.
Bryan is also capitalizing on his recent ascension into superstar status with a nomination in the Album of the Year category for his 2011 effort 'Tailgates & Tanlines.' The 'Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye' singer also earned his first-ever Male Vocalist of the Year nomination, going head-to-head with Jason Aldean, Eric Church, Blake Shelton and Keith Urban for the coveted trophy.
Last week, we reported that Aldean, Little Big Town, and Dierks Bentley were the among the first round of artists confirmed to perform during country music's biggest night. Pop superstar Kelly Clarkson is also scheduled to perform, making good on her promise to 'earn' her surprising nomination in the Female Vocalist of the Year category.
Paisley and Carrie Underwood will once again host the ceremony. The 46th annual CMA Awards telecast will air live from Nashville on Nov. 1 at 8PM ET on ABC. More performers are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.