The first group of performers for next month’s CMA Awards have been announced. Taylor Swift — who is up for four awards, including Entertainer of the Year — will be one of the songstresses gracing the stage at the big country-music awards show.
Carrie Underwood, who is up against Swift in the Female Vocalist of the Year category, will also be performing at the big show, according to People. A slew of other country A-listers have also been lined up to perform, including Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney, Reba McEntire, George Strait, Brooks & Dunn, Sugarland, and Hootie & the Blowfish singer Darius Rucker.
In addition to the male-dominated Entertainer of the Year category, Swift will be competing for Female Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year (for her chart-topping Fearless) and Music Video of the Year (for “Love Story”). The 43rd Annual CMA Awards will air on Wednesday, November 11, at 8 p.m. on ABC.
Swift has already had several memorable awards-show performances this year. At the Grammy Awards , she sang an acoustic version of her song “Fifteen” with her friend Miley Cyrus. At the CMT Awards , Swift, using her rap name, T-Swizzle, and T-Pain rapped about her life in “Thug Story,” sang her hit “You Belong With Me,” and also accompanied Def Leppard for their classic “Pour Some Sugar on Me.” And at the MTV Video Music Awards last month, she emerged from the New York City subway to dance atop taxi cabs, singing her VMA-winning song, “You Belong With Me.” This, of course, was after being interrupted onstage by Kanye West while accepting her Best Female Video award.