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A look back at the best of the CMA Awards

Take a look back at the celebrities and country music legends who have graced the CMA stage as presenters and performers

Written By:  Nashville Lifestyles

Photographers:  The Tennessean

Gwenyth Paltrow performs at the 44th annual CMA Awards, 2010
Carrie Underwood performs at the 46th Annual CMA Awards (2012).
The Band Perry performs at the 46th Annual CMA Awards (2012).
Blake Shelton performs with Keith Urban at the 46th Annual CMA Awards (2012).
Brad Paisley performs at the 46th Annual CMA Awards (2012).
Eli Young Band performs at the 46th Annual CMA Awards (2012).
Eric Church performs at the 46th Annual CMA Awards (2012).
Faith Hill performs at the 46th Annual CMA Awards (2012).
Hunter Hayes performs at the 46th Annual CMA Awards (2012).
Jimi Westbrook, Kimberly Schlapman, Karen Fairchild, Philip Sweet of Little Big Town perform at the 46th Annual CMA Awards (2012).
Luke Bryan performs at the 46th Annual CMA Awards (2012).
ABC "Nashville" stars Connie Britton, Hayden Panetierre, and Kimberly Williams-Paisley present at the 46th Annual CMA Awards (2012).
David Freese and Erin Andrews present the Album of the Year Award at the 45th CMA Awards, 2011
Lady Antebellum performs at the 2011 CMA Awards
Chris Young performs at the 2011 CMA Awards
Luke Bryan performs at the 2011 CMA Awards
Vince Gill performs at the 2011 CMA Awards
Miranda Lambert performs at the 2011 CMA Awards
Taylor Swift performs at the 2011 CMA Awards
Little Big Town and Lionel Richie perform at the 2011 CMA Awards
Blake Shelton performs "Footloose" at the 2011 CMA Awards
The Band Perry performs at the 2011 CMA Awards
Natasha Bedingfield performs "Easy" with Rascal Flatts at the 45th CMA Awards, 2011
Sara Evans performs at the 2011 CMA Awards
Keith Urban performs at the 45th annual CMA Awards, 2011
Martina McBride performs at the 2011 CMA Awards
Grace Potter and Kenny Chesney perform at the 45th annual CMA Awards, 2011
The Zac Brown band performs at the 2011 CMA Awards
Jake Owen and Lauren Alaina present at the 45th annual CMA Awards, 2011
Leighton Meester introduces Taylor Swift at the 44th annual CMA Awards, 2010
Blake Shelton hugs Martina MicBride after winning Male Vocalist of the Year at the 44th annual CMA Awards, 2010
Jeff Gordon, Brad Paisley, and Carrie Underwood at the 44th annual CMA Awards, 2010
Loretta Lynn performs at the 2010 CMA Awards
Ty Pennington and Leann Rimes present the award for Single of the year at the CMA Awards, 2010
Gwyneth Paltrow and Vince Gill perform during the 44th Annual CMA Awards, 2010
Little Big Town announce the winner for Album of the Year at the 44th annual CMA Awards, 2010
Keith Urban and Brad Paisley join Carrie Underwood to open the 44th annual CMA awards, 2010
Lady Antebellum performs "Hello World" at the 44th annual CMA awards, 2010
Carrie Underwood performs "Mama's Song" during the 44th Annual CMA Awards, 2010
Sheryl Crow, Loretta Lynn and Miranda Lambert perform during the 44th annual CMA Awards, 2010
George Strait performs at the 44th annual CMA Awards, 2010
The Band Perry performs at the 44th annual CMA Awards, 2010
Blake Shelton performs at the 2010 CMA Awards
Taylor Swift performs "Back to Decemeber," at at the 2010 CMA Awards
Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson perform "Don't You Wanna Stay" during the 44th Annual CMA Awards, 2010
Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland performs "Stuck Like Glue" at the 44th annual CMA Awards, 2010
Hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood perform during the 44th annual CMA Awards, 2010
Kenny Chesney performs "The Boys of Fall" at the 44th annual CMA Awards, 2010
Zac Brown and Alan Jackson perform "As She's Walking Away" at the 2010 CMA Awards
Carrie Underwood opens the 44th annual CMA Awards with "Songs Like This"
Jerrod Niemann, Kellie Pickler, and Luke Bryan announce the winner for Song of the Year at the CMA Awards, 2010
Dierks Bentley performs "Up on the Ridge" at the 44th annual CMA Awards, 2010
Brad Paisley performs during the 44th Annual CMA Awards, 2010
Reba McEntire peforms at the 2010 CMA Awards
Rascal Flatts performs during the 44th Annual CMA Awards, 2010
Miranda Lambert performs at the 44th annual CMA Awards, 2010
Kimberly Williams Paisley
Sara Evans
Taylor Swift, Brad Paisley and Kellie Pickler
Taylor Swift, Brad Paisley and Kellie Pickler
LeAnn Rimes presents the Male Vocalist of the Year to Brad Paisley during the 43rd annual CMA Awards, 2009
Lee Ann Womack and Kris Kristofferson present the award to Taylor Swift for Female Vocalist of the Year, 2009
Kenny Chesney and Dave Mathews perform during the 43rd annual CMA Awards show, 2009
Entertainer of the Year, Taylor Swift, performs during the 43rd annual CMA Awards, 2009
Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley introduce Martina McBride before her performance at the 43rd annual CMA Awards, 2009
Carrie Underwood performs during the 43rd annual CMA Awards, 2009
Carrie Underwood performs during the 43rd annual CMA Awards, 2009
Reese Witherspoon presents at the CMA Awards, 2009
Billy Currington performs during the 43rd annual CMA Awards, 2009
Reba performs during the 43rd annual CMA Awards, 2009
Barbara Mandrell speaks during the 43rd annual CMA Awards, 2009
Jason Aldean performs during the 43rd annual CMA Awards, 2009
Brooks and Dunn perform at the 43rd annual CMA Awards, 2009
Martina McBride and George Strait perform during the 43rd annual CMA Awards, 2009
Jamey Johnson and Kid Rock perform during the 43rd annual CMA Awards, 2009
Carrie Underwood performs "Just a Dream" at the 42nd Annual CMA Awards, November 12, 2008
Carrie Underwood performs "So Small" at the 41st annual CMA Awards, 2007



see past winners of Male Vocalist, Female Vocalist and Entertainer of the Year.

             
Country superstars Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood host The 48th Annual CMA Awards, Wednesday, Nov. 5, live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.    

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