The Eagles Will Perform on The 42nd Annual CMA Awards

Previously announced performers for “Country Music’s Biggest NightTM” include co-hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, along with Trace Adkins, Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney and the Wailers, Alan Jackson, Kid Rock, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, George Strait, Sugarland, Taylor Swift, and Keith Urban.

“We are thrilled to have the Eagles return to the CMA Awards this year,” said Tammy Genovese, CMA Chief Executive Officer. “We know they will give an outstanding performance.”

The Eagles are nominated for CMA Vocal Group of the Year. This is their third nomination in that category, having previously been nominated in 1976 and 1977. In 1993, Eagles’ drummer Don Henley was nominated for CMA Vocal Event of the Year with Trisha Yearwood for “Walkaway Joe,” which the two performed together during the 1992 CMA Awards. The band, which gave their first performance on a televised awards show on the 2007 CMA Awards, was the inspiration for the CMA 1994 Album of the Year, Common Thread: The Songs of the Eagles. The group, whose current album is Long Road Out of Eden, has sold more than 120 million albums worldwide.

Tickets for the 2008 CMA Awards are on sale now and can be purchased by logging on to; calling (615) 255-9600; or in person at the Sommet Center box office, 501 Broadway (corner of Fifth Avenue and Broadway, in Nashville). Ticket prices begin at $110 for Bronze-level seating (upper level), $327.75 for Silver-level seating (club level), and $382.50 for Gold-level seating (lower level). All prices include sales tax but exclude applicable service/handling fees.

“The 42nd Annual CMA Awards” is a production of the Country Music Association. Robert Deaton is the Producer. Paul Miller is the Director. 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, including a stereo-radio simulcast of the gala event. American Airlines is the official airline of the 2008 CMA Awards. Chevy: The Official Ride of Country Music. Mary Kay is the Official Beauty Sponsor of the 2008 CMA Awards.

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