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Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift and Brad Paisley to perform at ACM Awards

April 1, 2009 |  2:24 am

Miley Cyrus just won a Kids' Choice Award as best female vocalist for a second year in a row, but she isn't nominated for any prizes at this Sunday's awards bestowed by the  Academy of Country Music at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas (CBS, 8 p.m. ET/ PT). Nonetheless, Miley Cyrus will make her ACM Awards debut while performing her latest hit tune, "The Climb," from the soundtrack of "Hannah Montana: The Movie."

Miley cyrus hannah montana acm awards Reba McEntire will debut her new single "Strange," the first release from her upcoming album. Reba is hosting the ACM Awards show for a record 11th time and is nominated for best vocal event for her collaboration with Brooks & Dunn ("Cowgirls Don't Cry").

Other performers at the kudocast include Brad Paisley, Lady Antebellum, Jamey Johnson, John Rich, Lee Ann Womack, Toby Keith, Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, Heidi Newfield, Rascal Flatts, Sugarland and Taylor Swift.

Taylor Swift could pull off some big award upsets on Sunday night. Carrie Underwood has held onto the trophy for best female vocalist for the past two years, but now she could be usurped by Swift, who's recently become a sudden mega-star. Taylor Swift ("Fearless") also poses a threat to Underwood ("Carnival Ride") in the race for best album of the year where they compete against Montgomery Gentry ("Back When I Knew It All"), Jamey Johnson ("That Lonesome Song") and George Strait ("Troubadour").

See a full list of nominees here at the Academy of Country Music's website.

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I think Taylor deserves to win :) she has a lot of talent! I <3 Fearless!

Everyone go to ACMvote.com and vote Brad Paisley 2009 ACM Entertainer of the Year.

Robin I agree. If that non-singing thing gets it over Carrie country music is over.What makes people think taylor will win top female vocalist when Shania Twain never won it at the ACM's or CMA's. That's laughable. You have to actually be able to sing and sing great to get that award and that goes to Carrie hands down.

If pop star who can't sing live, Taylor upsets a true country singer with talent , Carrie Underwood for female VOCALIST it will be the end of country music as we know it.
It's also not how much money you make that should determine award success. The entertainer of the year award has been given to the best promoter in the business over the last few years and not the best entertainer. It should be called the POTY. The award should be given to the best representative of country music to the music industry over the year. The person most visible. The person who played the most shows. The person who has real talent. That would be Carrie Underwood.


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