September 15, 2004
NEW YORK - Toby Keith, who is nominated for six Country Music Awards, will also perform at the annual Nashville award show.
Also performing will be the show's hosts Brooks & Dunn, as well as special guest Shania Twain, the Country Music Association announced Tuesday. The 38th Annual CMA Awards will be broadcast live on Nov. 9 from the Grand Ole Opry House.
Keith's nominations include male vocalist of the year, entertainer of the year and album of the year for "Shock'N Y'all."
Brooks and Dunn stepped into the hosting job after perennial host Vince Gill stepped down in January. They are also nominated for entertainer and album of the year, as well as duo of the year - an honor the pair have won a record 11 times.
Twain, who won for best entertainer in 1999, last released "Up!" in 2002.
Also to watch for at the CMA's will be Alan Jackson, whose 7 nominations is the most this year and newcomer Gretchen Wilson who garnered five nominations.