More Acts Added To 45th Annual CMA Awards

In addition to attending next month’s CMA Awards in hopes of taking home another award for vocal group of the year, Lady Antebellum will be there as one of the evening’s performers. 

The trio has snagged the vocal group of the year award the past two years in a row. In 2008 the group was honored with the award for new artist, followed by single of the year wins in 2009 (for “I Run to You”) and 2010 (for “Need You Now”), as well as a trophy for co-producing the 2010 single of the year.

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Grandstand @ California Mid State Fair, Paso Robles, Calif.

Miranda Lambert and The Band Perry were also added to the performer lineup.

Lambert is up for female vocalist and musical event of the year for her performance of “Coal Miner’s Daughter” with Sheryl Crow and Loretta Lynn. Last year she won three awards including female vocalist, album of the year (for Revolution) and music video of the year (for “The House That Built Me”).

The Band Perry is competing with Lady Antebellum for vocal group of the year. The band was nominated for three other awards including single and music video for “If I Die Young,” as well as new artist. Lead singer Kimberly Perry is also up for song of the year for writing “If I Die Young.”

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Private concert for SiriusXM subscribers, New York City

Previously announced performers include Jason Aldean, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, Taylor Swift and Keith Urban. All five of the acts are up for entertainer of the year.

The 2011 CMA Awards show takes place Nov. 9 at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. Hosted by Paisley and Carrie Underwood, the show airs live on the ABC television network between 8-11 p.m. ET.

Tickets are on sale now through Ticketmaster or the Bridgestone Arena Box Office.

For more information, click here for the CMA Awards’ website.