The Academy of Country Music is announcing that country music superstars Jason Aldean, Vince Gill, Little Big Town, Josh Turner and new artist Taylor Swift will perform as part of the sold out 42nd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. The ceremony, which honors country music's top talent as well as the industry's hottest emerging talent, will be broadcast LIVE from MGM GRAND in Las Vegas on Tuesday, May 15th, 2007 at 8:00 PM ET/PT on the CBS Television Network.
Jason Aldean is nominated for Song of the Year and Video of the Year for "Amarillo Sky". Last year he won the Top New Male Vocalist Award.
Vince Gill is nominated for Album of the Year for These Days and Vocal Event for Building Bridges with Brooks & Dunn and Sheryl Crow, and has previously won six Academy of Country Music Awards. Last year he was the recipient of the ACM/The Home Depot Humanitarian Award.
Little Big Town is nominated for Top Vocal Group and Top New Vocal Duo or Group. This will be the second time they perform on the Academy of Country Music Awards.
Taylor Swift is nominated for Top New Female Vocalist, her first Academy of Country Music Award nomination. This is the first time she will perform live on a network-televised country music awards show. You can also see her 3-5 minute 'Road to the ACM Awards' diary entries on Cingular, Sprint and Verizon wireless as part of a CBS mobile campaign.
Josh Turner is nominated for Song of the Year and Single Record of the Year for "Would You Go With Me" and for Vocal Event of the Year for "Me and God" featuring Dr. Ralph Stanley and Marty Roe, Dana Williams and Gene Johnson of Diamond Rio.
Presenting awards at the 42nd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards are Terri Clark, Montgomery Gentry's Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry, Tracy Lawrence, Blake Shelton, Michelle Stafford of "The Young and the Restless," Hannah Storm of "The Early Show," and The Wreckers' Michelle Branch and Jessica Harp.
These artists join previously announced 42nd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards performers Rodney Atkins, Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, George Strait, Sugarland, Carrie Underwood and Reba McEntire with special guest Kelly Clarkson. McEntire will host the event for an unprecedented 9th time.