September 27, 2011

Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood Will Perform "Remind Me" on "The 45th Annual CMA Awards"

The star-packed lineup for “The 45 Annual CMA Awards” grows with today’s announcement that co-hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will perform their duet “Remind Me” on “Country Music’s Biggest Night™.” This will be their first live performance of the No. 1 hit song on national television. “The 45th Annual CMA Awards,” hosted by Paisley and Carrie Underwood, will broadcast from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Previously announced performers include Jason Aldean, Blake Shelton, Taylor Swift and Keith Urban.

Paisley, who was also previously announced as a performer, is CMA’s reining Entertainer of the Year. He received five nominations in 2011 for Entertainer; Male Vocalist; Album for “This is Country Music;” and Musical Event and Music Video of the Year for “Old Alabama,” featuring Alabama. Paisley has won 14 CMA Awards to date, including three consecutive Male Vocalist Awards (2007-2009) and Album of the Year (in 2006 for “Time Well Wasted”). He is No. 5 for the most career wins in CMA Awards history, behind George Strait (22), Brooks & Dunn (19), Vince Gill (18) and Alan Jackson (16).

Underwood is nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year in 2011, an Award she has won three times (2006-2008). If she wins the Award this year, she will tie with Martina McBride (1999, 2002-2004) and Reba McEntire (1984-1987) for the most wins in the category. Underwood has received a total of five CMA Awards thus far, including the Horizon Award (2006) and Single of the Year (1997 for “Before He Cheats”), and has a total of 14 CMA career nominations to date.

Tickets for “The 45th Annual CMA Awards” can be purchased at Ticketmaster outlets, or call 1-800-745-3000. “The 45 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 be shot in high definition and broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound. 
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