Air Date: Sunday, November 14, 2004
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-11:00 PM EST on ABC
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Maroon 5, John Mayer, Lenny Kravitz, Snoop Dogg & Pharrell And Twista Among Those Added to Lineup

Uncle Kracker to Join Kenny Chesney

Some of the hottest artists in the music business have been added to the list of performers for the 32nd annual "American Music Awards," airing SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 14 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.

Favorite Pop/Rock Male nominee Lenny Kravitz, pop & blues guitar sensation John Mayer, neo-soul rock outfit Maroon 5 and "motor-mouth MC" Twista will all be seen performing live from the stage of the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Also performing will be hip-hop renaissance man Snoop Dogg and award-winning production wizard Pharrell, who will get together to offer a song from Snoop's forthcoming album. Additionally, previously announced performer Kenny Chesney will bring along singer/songwriter Uncle Kracker to duet on their chart-topping country hit, "When the Sun Goes Down."

They join previously announced performers Josh Groban, Toby Keith, Jessica Simpson, Gwen Stefani, Usher, Kanye West and Gretchen Wilson on the special, which is a presentation of dick clark productions, inc. Hosting this year's show is Jimmy Kimmel.

Also scheduled to appear on the show as presenters are "life as we know it's" Kelly Osbourne, Clay Aiken, Pamela Anderson, "According to Jim's" Jim Belushi, Brooks & Dunn, Chingy, Ciara, Kelly Clarkson, Sheryl Crow, Carmen Electra, Macy Gray, Kathy Griffin, Billy Idol, "Boston Legal's" William Shatner, Lil' Flip, Teena Marie, MercyMe, Nelly, "The Simple Life's" Nicole Richie, "Desperate Housewives'" Nicolette Sheridan, KISS' Gene Simmons, John Stamos, Switchfoot, tennis superstars Serena & Venus Williams and Ying Yang Twins. Additional talent will be announced at a later date.

The "American Music Awards" honor the past year's elite in contemporary music as voted by record-buyers. Awards will be presented to top artists in Pop/Rock, Country, Soul/Rhythm & Blues, Rap/Hip-Hop, Latin Music, Contemporary Inspirational, Adult Contemporary and Alternative Music. Additionally, the T-Mobile Text-In Award, as voted by the fans, will be presented on the show. T-Mobile subscribers can cast their votes via text messaging using their T-Mobile SMS Capable cellular phones. Other members of the public wishing to cast their votes can do so at www.abc.com, keyword: AMA, and viewers of the "American Music Awards" can also vote during the show via Enhanced TV by logging on to ABC.com and clicking on the Enhanced TV logo. Voting is now open and will conclude during the show on November 14.

The "American Music Awards" is produced by Larry Klein, with Jeff Margolis directing. Writers are Barry Adelman and Fred Bronson. Executive in charge of production is Bob Bardo. Associate producer is Don Harary. Music director is Lenny Stack. John Shaffner and Joe Stewart are the production designers. Talent executive is Melissa Trueblood. Executive in charge is Fran La Maina.

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