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Country Music Awards performers to include Taylor Swift, more

Monday, October 07, 2013

The 47th annual Country Music Awards will feature musical performances by country A-listers including Taylor Swift and Jason Aldean.

The first round of performers was announced on Monday. In addition to Swift and Aldean, the musical acts include Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Tim McGraw, Blake Shelton and Keith Urban.

Aldean, a two-time CMA Award winner, has 13 CMA Award nominations during his career. He is nominated this year for Entertainer and Male Vocalist of the Year. He is also nominated as Musical Event of the Year for "The Only Way I Know" with Bryan and Eric Church.

See the full list of nominees for the 2013 Country Music Awards

Lambert is also one of the year's top nominees with three individual noms and two with Pistol Annies. She is a six-time CMA winner with 25 nominations in her career.

Little Big Town is nominated this year for Vocal Group of the Year as well as Album of the Year and Music Video of the Year. The group won Vocal Group of the Year last year as well as Song of the Year for their hit "Pontoon."

McGraw, one of the top CMA winners of all time, is nominated this year for Single, Musical Event and Music Video of the Year. He has 33 career CMA Award nominations.

Shelton is nominated five times this year, including for Entertainer and Male Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year, Musical Event of the Year and Musical Event and Music Video of the Year. Shelton has won Male Vocalist of the Year for the past three years.

Swift has six nominations including Entertainer and Female Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year, Single, Musical Event and Music Video of the Year.

Urban is nominated for Male Vocalist of the Year, Single, Musical Event and Music Video of the Year. He has won Male Vocalist of the Year three times in his career.

The show will be hosted for the sixth consecutive year by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood. It is scheduled to air on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC7.

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