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3 Big Reasons to Watch the CMAs Tonight

3 Big Reasons to Watch the CMAs Tonight

Originally posted 11/06/2013 06:15PM

Producers have some surprises in store for tonight's CMA Awards – and PEOPLE has all the details!

Fans know that Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley – who are hosting the show on Wednesday for the sixth straight year – always bring the fun, but this time around they'll be getting a little help from some unexpected people.

The pair will be performing with the cast of A&E's hit Duck Dynasty. "Look who's gracing us with their presence tonight," Paisley Tweeted along with a pic. "So psyched."

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Fifth Child on the Way for Zac Brown

Fifth Child on the Way for Zac Brown

Originally posted 11/01/2013 05:00PM

The musician and wife Shelly expect a sibling for their four daughters early next year, his rep tells PEOPLE

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Country Stars Will Collaborate with Rockers at CMA Awards

Country Stars Will Collaborate with Rockers at CMA Awards

Originally posted 10/21/2013 09:00AM

It's no secret that one of the best parts of the CMA Awards is the killer collaborations the show brings together. And this year promises to be no different.

Zac Brown Band – nominated for Vocal Group of the Year – will be hitting the stage alongside Foo Fighters front man Dave Grohl, PEOPLE has learned exclusively. And that's just for starters.

One of the CMT Artists of the Year, Hunter Hayes, will be performing with Jason Mraz, just as the two paired up earlier this summer at CMA Fest. And Taylor Swift, one of this year's top nominees, will be singing with Alison Krauss and country music legend Vince Gill.

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See Lady Antebellum and Little Big Town Duke It Out in Epic Ping-Pong Match

Lady Antebellum and Little Big Town Duke It Out in Epic Ping-Pong Match

Originally posted 08/11/2013 06:00PM

It's a country music tradition.

Hosted by Little Big Town – who hit up all the festival hot spots, from Zac Brown's tailgate to Lady Antebellum's Ping Pong tournament benefiting their LadyAID Fund – the annual CMA Music Festival sees 80,000 fans converge on Nashville in June and rock out to country music's biggest names: Carrie Underwood and Jason Aldean, as well as the most-buzzed about newcomers, Kacey Musgraves and Brett Eldredge.

This year was no different.

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Zac Brown Band's Pudding Is Sweetened by Jack Daniels Honey | Zac Brown Band

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Zac Brown Band's Pudding Is Sweetened by Jack Daniels Honey

Originally posted 10/23/2012 04:15PM

The Zac Brown Band took their love of music and food to an epic level last weekend in Charleston, S.C.

More than 23,000 music and food lovers converged for the group's Southern Ground Music and Food Festival, where John Mayer, Darius Rucker, the Avett Brothers and more performed while chefs prepared culinary delights.

And one of the biggest attractions had to be from Rusty Hamlin, Zac Brown Band's executive chef, who whipped up his chocolate peanut butter biscuit pudding in the band's mobile kitchen – with an assistant from Jack Daniels.

Here's the recipe:

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Miranda Lambert to Perform at CMA Awards | Miranda Lambert

Miranda Lambert to Perform at CMA Awards

Originally posted 10/01/2012 08:00AM

The Country Music Association's reigning female vocalist of the year Miranda Lambert will defend her title on stage at Nov. 1's 46th Annual CMA Awards.

The CMA tells PEOPLE exclusively that Lambert, 28, will perform on the live broadcast from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.

The Texas native is also in the running for album of the year, music video of the year and song of the year for "Over You," a nomination she shares with her co-writer and husband, two-time male vocalist of the year Blake Shelton.

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Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley to Perform at CMT Awards | Charles Kelley, Dave Haywood, Hillary Scott

Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley to Perform at CMT Awards

Originally posted 05/14/2012 09:00AM

CMT Music Awards? More like a CMT Concert!

Among those set to rock Nashville's Bridgestone Arena during the 11th CMT Awards ceremony on June 6 are Carrie Underwood, who is going into country's big night with five nominations.

Other performers set to appear, as announced Monday morning, are fellow nominees Brad Paisley, Kenny Chesney, Little Big Town, Zac Brown Band.

Also announced: Triple-nominee Lady Antebellum, with recently wed bandmate Dave Haywood.

Fans may vote for their favorite music videos at the CMT 2012 Music Awards website through June 4.

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Zac Brown Welcomes Fourth Daughter | Zac Brown Band

Zac Brown Welcomes Fourth Daughter

Originally posted 02/03/2011 01:40PM

It's a fourth baby girl for Zac Brown and his wife Shelly.

Daughter Joni Mason Brown was born at home on Wednesday morning, Feb. 2 outside of Atlanta, Ga., the country crooner, 32, announced via his Web site. She weighed in at 7 lbs., 14 oz.

Joni joins her three older sisters Justice, 4, Lucy, 2½, and Georgia Sloan, 16 months.

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