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[11/05/09 - 10:57 AM]
Kid Rock Duets with Jamey Johnson, Plus Martina Mcbride Performance Added to "The 43rd Annual Cma Awards"
Plus: The Judds, Kris Kristofferson and Lee Ann Womack have been added as presenters.

[via press release from ABC]

KID ROCK DUETS WITH JAMEY JOHNSON, PLUS MARTINA MCBRIDE PERFORMANCE ADDED TO "THE 43rd ANNUAL CMA AWARDS"

The Judds, Kris Kristofferson and Lee Ann Womack Added as Presenters

The performer lineup for "The 43rd Annual CMA Awards" grows even stronger with the announcement today that Kid Rock will join four-time nominee Jamey Johnson in their first televised duet. Kid Rock will also present an award during the evening. In addition, four-time Female Vocalist of the Year Martina McBride will also perform. "The 43rd Annual CMA Awards," hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, will be broadcast live from the Sommet Center in Nashville, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

Nine-time CMA Award winners The Judds, Country Music Hall of Fame member Kris Kristofferson and six-time CMA Award winner Lee Ann Womack have been added as presenters.

Performers already announced include Jason Aldean, Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney and Dave Mathews, Billy Currington, Vince Gill and Daughtry, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Darius Rucker, George Strait, Sugarland, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban and Zac Brown Band. Previously announced presenters include Dale Earnhardt Jr.; stars of ABC's "The Middle" Neil Flynn and Patricia Heaton; Julianne Hough; nominee Randy Houser; nominee Jake Owen; Kellie Pickler; LeAnn Rimes; and ABC News's Robin Roberts, co-anchor of "Good Morning America" and host of "In the Spotlight with Robin Roberts: Bright Lights. Big Stars. All Access Nashville" ABC television special (airing Nov. 10 at 10:01 p.m., ET).

Johnson is nominated in four categories: New Artist, Album (for his Gold-certified "That Lonesome Song"), and Single and Song (both for "In Color," which he co-wrote with Lee Thomas Miller and James Otto). He won Song of the Year in 2007 for co-writing the Strait hit "Give It Away" with Bill Anderson and Buddy Cannon.

Kid Rock was nominated along with Sheryl Crow in 2003 for Vocal Event of the Year for their song, "Picture." The artist, who has sold more than 25 million albums, performed on the CMA Awards last year and at 2009 CMA Music Festival in June. His most recent album is the three-times-Platinum-certified "Rock N Roll Jesus."

McBride is nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year, an award she has received four times (1999, 2002-2004), tying her with Reba McEntire for the most wins in that category. The singer/songwriter/producer also won Music Video of the Year in 1994 for "Independence Day." McBride, whose current album is "Shine," has sold more than 18 million albums.

"The 43rd Annual CMA Awards" is a production of the Country Music Association. Robert Deaton is the executive producer, Paul Miller is the director, and David Wild is the writer. The special will air in high definition and broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), with 5.1 channel surround sound. For more information, visit www.abcmedianet.com or www.CMApress.com.





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