American Music Awards: Carrie Underwood to Debut New Song
Ed Rode, WireImage
The 40th Anniversary American Music Awards are this Sunday (Nov. 18), and country music favorites will be out in full force to join in the star-studded ceremony.
Carrie Underwood, who is nominated for Favorite Female Aritst — Country and Favorite Album — Country (for Blown Away), will debut her new single, “Two Black Cadillacs” during the live TV show. Fellow country-pop superstars Taylor Swift and Kelly Clarkson are also part of the eclectic line-up of performers, along with Pink, No Doubt, Christina Aguilera, Justin Bieber and Ludacris.
Luke Bryan, Lady Antebellum, Florida Georgia Line and “Nashville” star Hayden Panettiere have recently been added to the list of presenters for the three-hour broadcast. They join previously-announced presenters Ryan Seacrest, Stacy Keibler, Jenny McCarthy, Colbie Caillat, Backstreet Boys and Heidi Klum.
For the country music categories, Carrie and Luke are tied with two nominations apiece, while Taylor, Miranda Lambert, Jason Aldean, Eric Church, the Zac Brown Band, Lady A and Rascal Flatts each received one nod. Winners in each category were determined by online voting, which is now closed.
The 40th Anniversary American Music Awards will air live on Sunday, November 18 at 8:00 PM ET.