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Nov102010

Taylor, Sheryl, Kelly & Kid to Perform on CMA Awards Wednesday

Photo Courtesy - Country Music Association, Inc.(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- The Country Music Association Awards, or CMAs, air Wednesday night on ABC.  Some of the acts slated to perform include Sheryl Crow, Kelly Clarkson, Kid Rock and Taylor Swift, who last year won the CMA's top award, Entertainer of the Year.

Swift tells ABC News Radio that winning the big prize last year was "one of the most memorable, beautiful, magical moments of my life."  This year, she's up for Best Female Vocalist, a category she won last year as well.  MTV reports that she may perform "Back to December," a song thought to be about Taylor Lautner.

Sheryl Crow, who's a Tennessee resident and counts many country stars among her friends, is a regular on these types of shows -- earlier this year she appeared on the Academy of Country Music awards.  Crow is the kind of artist who's accepted by the rock, pop and country communities, but she says the real reason you'll see her popping up on these shows is "just that I am a serious hambone and I'll show up anywhere and make a fool of myself at the drop of a hat."

Kelly Clarkson will duet with country singer Jason Aldean on the telecast, while Kid Rock may perform a song from his upcoming album, Born Free.

Also performing on the show Wednesday night will be a woman not generally known as a singer: Oscar-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow.  She plays a country singer in her new movie, Country Strong, and she'll sing one of the songs from the movie's soundtrack on the telecast.

The CMA Awards air live from Nashville at 8:00 p.m. ET.

Copyright 2010 ABC News Radio

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