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Dale Earnhardt Jr. to Bring NASCAR to CMA Awards

Dale Earnhardt Jr. to Bring NASCAR to CMA Awards
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updated 10/27/2009 at 07:00 AM EDT

originally published 10/27/2009 09:00AM

Dale Earnhardt Jr. will make a pit stop with country's finest when he appears as a presenter at the Nov. 11 Country Music Awards, the Nashville-based CMA tells PEOPLE.

Earnhardt is part of a round of presenters announced by the CMA for ceremony, which will air on ABC. Others include LeAnn Rimes, Kellie Pickler, Julianne Hough, and nominees Randy Houser (for new artist and video of the year) and Jake Owen (for new artist), along with the network's Robin Roberts and the stars of ABC's Wednesday night comedy The Middle, Patricia Heaton and Neil Flynn.


They join the previously announced performers, who include Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, Dave Matthews (with Kenny Chesney), Tim McGraw, Reba McEntire, Sugarland, George Strait, Zac Brown Band and rockers Daughtry (with Vince Gill).

The show will be co-hosted for the second consecutive year by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, both of whom are also set to perform.
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