The 46th CMA Awards Swiftlist: What you need to know tonight!

(Source: CMA)

Hello Taylor Nation,

Here at the Swift Agency, just a guy that really hopes to get off work early today, we’re pumped for the 46th CMA Awards tonight on ABC at 8pm ET / 7pm CT. The Princess in Red is scheduled to perform and has two nominations out of three left:

  • Entertainer of the Year
  • Female Vocalist of the Year
  • Musical Event of the Year with the Civil Wars (already announced this morning)

The Musical Event of the Year and the Music Video of the Year were announced on Good Morning America. Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw won Musical Event for Feel Like a Rockstar. For Music Video of the Year the winner was Toby Keith for Red Solo Cup. The two awards will be presented in a taped segment that will air during the live broadcast tonight.

I expect also to see some awards go to Eric Church, with all the success Chief and the hit single Springsteen has given him. I also wouldn’t mind seeing The Civil Wars, Martina McBride and Thompson Square get some awards. Entertainer of the Year is anyone’s guess, but I’m pulling for the Blonde With The Sparkly Guitar of course. She’s performing Begin Again live for the first time (yes, she played it at Ellen but they didn’t air it so that the CMA Awards would have the premiere).

Performing tonight are Jason Aldean, The Band Perry, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Kelly Clarkson, Eli Young Band, Brantley Gilbert, Vince Gill, Hunter Hayes, Faith Hill, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban and Zac Brown Band.

Presenting are Tim Allen, Connie Britton, Shawn Johnson, Jana Kramer, Martina McBride, Jake Owen, Hayden Panettiere, Kellie Pickler, Lisa Marie Presley, Reba, Darius Rucker, Sugarland, The Band Perry and Kimberly Williams-Paisley.

Promo time:

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The dynamic duo of Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley will be hosting for the fifth time. The Red Carpet Live Stream starts at 4pm CT. The 46th CMA Awards air live on ABC at 8pm ET, 7pm CT.

Bonus! A couple of more video clips from CMA Week. Thanks to bemerck for posting!

Here’s the Enchantress talking to iHeartRadio:

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And here’s T-Swizzle just talking about her success, the tour and the CMA Awards:

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One more. Here’s Taste Of Country‘s CMA Week interview:

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Once more, the Red Carpet Live Stream starts at 4pm CT. The 46th CMA Awards air live on ABC at 8pm ET, 7pm CT.

Coming up on the Calendar!

  • November 1: The 46th CMA Awards hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood airs live on ABC at 8pm ET, 7pm CT. Taylor Swift is nominated for Entertainer of the Year and Female Vocalist of the Year. She lost Musical Event of the Year with the Civil Wars to Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw with Feel Like a Rockstar. Taylor Swift is scheduled to perform.
  • November 6: Taylor Swift will switch on the Christmas lights at Westfield Shopping Center in Shepherd’s Bush and perform three tracks.
  • November 11: Taylor Swift appears onVH1 Storytellers including a performance at Harvey Mudd College recorded on October 15.
  • November 11: The 2012 MTV EMA will be broadcast on MTV channels worldwide at 9pm Central European Time. You can vote for Taylor here.
  • November 16: Tickets go on sale for the first dates announced of the Red Tour. Click here to sign up for pre-sale ticket access

(Sources: ABC, 46th CMA Awards)