THE EAGLES TO PERFORM ON "THE 41st ANNUAL CMA AWARDS"
First-Ever Awards Show Performance by the Eagles
It was announced today by ABC and CMA that the Eagles will make their first-ever awards show performance at "The 41st Annual CMA Awards," airing live WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network from the Sommet Center in Nashville.
The band's decision to appear on the CMA Awards follows the success of their recently released Country single, "How Long," which has been embraced by Country Music fans and is climbing the Country Music charts. "How Long" is the first single from the group's soon-to-be released, double album, "Long Road out of Eden," featuring 20 new studio recordings.
This marks the first performance by the Eagles on the CMA Awards, although the band is no stranger to "Country Music's Biggest Night.�"
In 1993 Eagles drummer Don Henley was nominated for CMA Vocal Event of the Year with Trisha Yearwood for "Walkaway Joe," which the two performed together during the 1992 CMA Awards. In 1994 "Common Thread: The Songs of The Eagles" won CMA Album of the Year. The project featured top Country artists performing Eagles hits including Clint Black, Brooks & Dunn, Vince Gill, Alan Jackson, Travis Tritt and Yearwood.
The Eagles have sold more than 120 million albums worldwide, earning five No. 1 U.S. singles and four Grammy Awards. Their "Greatest Hits 1971-1975" is the best-selling album of all time, exceeding sales of 29 million units. The band's "Hotel California" and their "Greatest Hits Volume 2" have sold more than 16 and 11 million albums, respectively. The Eagles were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.
Performers previously announced for the 2007 CMA Awards include Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney, Martina McBride, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, George Strait, Sugarland, Josh Turner, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban.
"The 41st Annual CMA Awards" is a production of the Country Music Association. Walter C. Miller is the executive producer, and Robert Deaton is the producer. Paul Miller is the director. The special will be shot in high definition and broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound and Spanish subtitles via secondary closed captioning.