PERFORMERS ADDED TO �2005 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS,� AIRING NOVEMBER 22 ON ABC
Tim McGraw, Rascal Flatts and Keith Urban Added to Lineup
The award-winning men of Country Music will be well represented at the �2005 American Music Awards,� airing TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
Added to the list of performers for the 33rd annual special are five-time American Music Award recipient Tim McGraw; Country Music�s reigning Vocal Group of the Year, Rascal Flatts; and Country Music�s current Male Vocalist of the Year, Keith Urban, who join previously set Country Music Entertainer of the Year, Kenny Chesney.
All join earlier announced performers Mariah Carey, Rob Thomas and The Rolling Stones on the show, which is a presentation of dick clark productions, inc. Hosting the 33rd annual special is Cedric �The Entertainer.�
Also scheduled to appear on the show as presenters are cycling champion Lance Armstrong, Toni Braxton, Ryan Cabrera, Chingy, Australian songstress Delta Goodrem, Nick Lachey, John Mayer, Jesse McCartney, Sean Paul, Nicole Richie, LeAnn Rimes, �Phantom of the Opera�s� Emmy Rossum, �American Idol�s� Ryan Seacrest, �Jake in Progress�� John Stamos, Sugarland, �Night Stalker�s� Stuart Townsend & Gabrielle Union, and Gretchen Wilson. 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.
The live special, which emanates from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, is a presentation of dick clark productions, inc., with Allen Shapiro serving as executive producer. Larry Klein produces the telecast and Jeff Margolis directs. Executive in charge is Fran La Maina.
A TV parental guideline will be assigned closer to airdate.