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OTRC: CMA Awards 2011: List of nominations

Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood appear in a promotional photo for the 2011 CMA Awards. (Country Music Association)

The 45th annual CMA Awards ceremony is set to take place on Wednesday, November 9, at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena and air live on the ABC network at 8 p.m. ET.

Taylor Swift is the only female artist up for Entertainer of the Year. She's joined in the category by Paisley, Jason Aldean, Blake Shelton and Keith Urban, all of whom are nominated for Male Vocalist of the Year. Last year's winner for Female Vocalist, Miranda Lambert, is up for the award again this year with Swift, Underwood, Sara Evans and Martina McBride.

Country singers Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley are set to host the County Music Association event for the fourth time, consecutively.

Artists and bands who have been announced as performers at the ceremony include Rascal Flatts and Natasha Bedingfield, who will perform the duet "Easy," while hosts Paisley and Underwood will sing a duet of "Remind Me."

Others set to perform include Swift, Urban, Aldean, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Sara Evans, Martina McBride, Sugarland, The Zac Brown Band and "American Idol" winner Scotty McCreery. Shelton plans to perform the song "Footloose" with original singer Kenny Loggins. A remake of the movie by the same name was released last month.

Lionel Ritchie is set to debut tracks from his new country album, "Tuskegee," which features duets of some of his past pop and R& hits. He will sing several tracks with the country groups Rascal Flatts and Little Big Town as well as with Darius Rucker of the rock band Hootie & the Blowfish.

Alll five nominees in the New Artist category will also perform. They are: Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Thompson Square, Chris Young and The Band Perry.

Kenny Chesney is also set to make an appearance, while "American Idol" finalists Lauren Alaina and Kellie Pickler, LeAnn Rimes and Reba are among the country singers set to present awards.

Other celebrities named as presenters include Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon as well as Kellan Lutz of the "Twilight" vampire films, whose new sequel, "Breaking Dawn," hits theaters on November 18, and Miss Piggy of The Muppets, whose new film is set for release on November 23. David Freese, third baseman for the World Series-winning St. Louis Cardinals, will also appear.

Several ABC stars are also set to present awards, including Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas of the fairy tale-themed drama "Once Upon a Time," Emily VanCamp of the show "Revenge," Eric Stonestreet of the Emmy-winning sitcom "Modern Family" and ESPN reporter Erin Andrews, who also appears on "Good Morning America."

The ceremony is also set to include a musical tribute to Glen Campbell, performed by Paisley, Vince Gill and Keith Urban. Campbell, 75, revealed earlier this year that he has been battling Alzheimer's disease, which has no cure, and is currently on a farewell tour.

Check out the list of the 2011 CMA Awards nominees below.

Entertainer of the Year
Jason Aldean
Brad Paisley
Blake Shelton
Taylor Swift
Keith Urban

Female Vocalist of the Year
Sara Evans
Miranda Lambert
Martina McBride
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood

Male Vocalist of the Year
Jason Aldean
Kenny Chesney
Brad Paisley
Blake Shelton
Keith Urban

New Artist of the Year
The Band Perry
Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Thompson Square
Chris Young

Vocal Group of the Year
The Band Perry
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
Rascal Flatts
Zac Brown Band

Vocal Duo of the Year
The Civil Wars
Montgomery Gentry
Steel Magnolia
Sugarland
Thompson Square

Single of the Year
"A Little Bit Stronger" by Sara Evans
"Colder Weather" by Zac Brown Band
"Don't You Wanna Stay" by Jason Aldean with Kelly Clarkson
"Honey Bee" by Blake Shelton
"If I Die Young" by The Band Perry

Song of the Year
"Colder Weather" by Zac Brown Band, Wyatt Durrette, Levi Lowrey, and Coy Bowles
"Dirt Road Anthem" by Brantley Gilbert and Colt Ford
"If I Die Young" by Kimberly Perry
"Mean" by Taylor Swift
"You and Tequila" by Matraca Berg and Deana Carter

Album of the Year
"All About Tonight," Blake Shelton
"My Kinda Party," Jason Aldean
"Speak Now," Taylor Swift
"This is Country Music," Brad Paisley
"You Get What You Give," Zac Brown Band

Musical Event of the Year
"As She's Walking Away," Zac Brown Band featuring Alan Jackson
"Coal Miner's Daughter," Loretta Lynn, Sheryl Crow and Miranda Lambert
"Don't You Wann Stay," Jason Aldean with Kelly Clarkson
"Old Alabama," Brad Paisley featuring Alabama
"You and Tequila," Kenny Chesney featuring Grace Potter

Music Video of the Year
"Honey Bee," Blake Shelton
"If I Die Young," The Band Perry
"Mean," Taylor Swift
"Old Alabama," Brad Paisley featuring Alabama
"You and Tequila," Kenny Chesney featuring Grace Potter

Musician of the Year
Sam Bush, mandolin
Jerry Douglas, dobro
Paul Franklin, steel guitar
Dann Huff, guitar
Mac McAnally, guitar

Check out a promotional video for the 2011 CMA Awards. Don't forget - you participate in a live chat during the ceremony on the OnTheRedCarpet.com Facebook page (click on CMA Awards LIVE on the right).

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