Brad Paisley, Keith Urban Announced Early Winners Of ACM, Miley Cyrus To Perform At Ceremony
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Brad Paisley, Keith Urban Announced Early Winners Of ACM, Miley Cyrus To Perform At Ceremony

 
April 2, 2009 06:20 am CDT 
 

Brad Paisley and Keith Urban have been announced as early winners of the 44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. The show takes place Sunday, April 5 in Vegas but the Academy has already announced a slew of off-camera prizes.

The two country music singers share a prize for Vocal Event of the Year for their duet track "Start a Band." Paisley's "Waitin' On A Woman" also won the Video of the Year and he shares the award with the video's producer Mark Kalbfeld, producer/director Jim Shea and director Peter Tilden.

Previously, Julianne Hough, Jake Owen and Zac Brown Band have also been listed as early winners of this year's ACM Awards for Top New Female Vocalist, Top New Male Vocalist, and Top New Vocal Duo or Group respectively.

Carrie Underwood, Kenny Chesney and Strait are also up for the top award, which will be decided by fan votes. The 2009 Academy of Country Music Awards will be broadcast live on CBS.

Dolly Parton will be honored with the Jim Reeves International Award for her contributions to taking country music around the world. Randy Travis and Kenny Rogers are also among those who will be given special awards at the event.

In other news, Miley Cyrus will perform solo at the 44th Annual Country Music Awards on April 5. The 16-year-old will deliver her hit "The Climb" from the "Hannah Montana: The Movie" soundtrack, People Magazine reports.

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