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FAITH HILL TO PERFORM ON "THE 45th ANNUAL CMA AWARDS" FOR THE FIRST TIME IN FIVE YEARS

FAITH HILL TO PERFORM ON "THE 45th ANNUAL CMA AWARDS" FOR THE FIRST TIME IN FIVE YEARS

NASHVILLE - The star-packed lineup for "The 45th Annual CMA Awards" shines even brighter with today's announcement that former CMA Female Vocalist of the Year Faith Hill will return to give her first performance on "Country Music's Biggest NightT" in five years. Hill will debut the new single from her forthcoming new album due out early next year.

"The 45th Annual CMA Awards," hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, airs live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Wednesday, Nov. 9 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network. Previously announced performers include Jason Aldean, The Band Perry, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Taylor Swift, and Keith Urban, plus Paisley and Underwood in their first live televised-performance of their No. 1 song "Remind Me."

Hill has won three CMA Awards, including Female Vocalist (2000), Music Video (1998 for "This Kiss"), and Vocal Event of the Year (1997 for "It's Your Love" with husband Tim McGraw). Her last performance on the CMA Awards was in 2006. Her last appearance at the event was in 2009, when she co-presented the Entertainer of the Year Award with McGraw.

Tickets for "The 45th Annual CMA Awards" are on sale and can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com or Ticketmaster outlets; by calling (800) 745-3000; or at the Bridgestone Arena Box Office, located at 501 Broadway (corner of Fifth Avenue and Broadway, Nashville). Ticket prices for the CMA Awards start at $110 for Upper Level seating. Ticket prices include tax, but exclude applicable service fees. Purchase tickets early for the best available seats. In 2009 and 2010, the CMA Awards sold out in advance.

"The 45th Annual CMA Awards" is a production of the Country Music Association. Robert Deaton is the Executive Producer, Paul Miller is the Director, and David Wild is the writer. The special will be shot in high definition and broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound.

Premiere Radio Networks is the official radio packager of the CMA Awards. Chevrolet(tm) is a Proud Partner of the CMA Awards and Official Ride of Country Music. American Airlines is the Official Airline of the 2011 CMA Awards. Macy's is the official presenting partner of the CMA Awards Red Carpet. CMA is a Proud Supporter of DRIVE4COPD.

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