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."
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").
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