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Carrie Underwood, Eric Church, Dierks Bentley to perform at CMA Awards

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene blog

We already knew that Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood would reprise their hosting duties for the “50th Annual CMA Awards” next month.

Now it’s official that the pair will also perform during the ceremony at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.

Others announced in the first wave of performers: Dierks Bentley, Eric Church, Maren Morris and Keith Urban.

All are top nominees at the ceremony (Bentley is up for four awards, Church for five, newcomer Morris five and Urban for one).

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Meanwhile, Underwood will vie for the coveted Entertainer of the Year for the first time. She also received three other nominations, including Female Vocalist of the Year, which she’s won three times.

Paisley is noted as the number three all-time CMA Awards nominee and has won 14 awards.

The show will air at 8 p.m. Nov. 2 on ABC.

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Atlanta Journal-Constitution staff writer Melissa Ruggieri covers the Atlanta Music Scene and entertainment news for print and online.

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