CMA’s – Presenters Come from Many Fields in Entertainment
Gone. Gone are the days when The Country Music Association Awards were a collection of just Country entertainers. Remember that great line from the Blues Brothers: "We have both kinds of music here...country AND western?" Ha. Well, in case you just landed on the planet, country music has a very, very broad appeal. And now, we see just how broad that appeal is.
The lovely Reese Witherspoon will return to be a presenter at the 45th annual Country Music Association Awards. The Academy Award winning actress is actually making a repeat performance. She also presented back in 2008. But wait, there's more.
Joing Miss Witherspoon will be ESPN sportscaster Erin Andrews. She is also a repeat-presenter, having been a presenter in 2009. Other actors, actresses and celebrities expected to present include Josh Dallas and Ginnifer Goodwin from ABC's 'Once Upon a Time,' Kellan Lutz Twilight, Eric Stonestreet Modern Family, St. Louis Cardinals' World Series MVP David Freese, Emily VanCamp Revenge and one of my favorites of all time, Miss Piggy.
Of course, we'll see plenty of country talent presenting on the stage tomorrow night, including Lauren Alaina, Dierks Bentley, Billy Currington, Jake Owen, Kellie Pickler, Reba and LeAnn Rimes. Laura Bell Bundy has been tapped to host the pre-telecast ceremony.
Those acts set to perform reads like a Who's Who in country, including Sara Evans, Martina McBride, Scotty McCreery, Zac Brown Band, Keith Urban, Vince Gill, Taylor Swift, Jason Aldean, Brad Paisley, the Band Perry, Chris Young, Thompson Square, Eric Church, Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Kenny Chesney, Sugarland, Lionel Richie with Darius Rucker, Little Big Town and Rascal Flatts, and another performance from Rascal Flatts with Natasha Bedingfield. Kenny Loggins and Blake Shelton will kick off the show with a duet of Footloose.
It should be one heck of an event. So, grab the popcorn and get ready to watch. The 45th Annucal Country Music Association Awards air tomorrow night beginning at 6 PM Mountain Time on ABC.