ACM Awards 2013: Taylor Swift, Jason Aldean Join Lineup

Taylor Swift

Entertainer of the Year nominee Taylor Swift arrived in a floor length J Mendel gown with Christian Louboutin heels and jewels by Lorraine Schwartz. The 22-year-old had planned to attend the ceremony with cancer patient Kevin McGuire, who was unfortunately admitted into the hospital and unable to make it.

Eric Church, Tim McGraw and Carrie Underwood also will perform at the 48th annual country music kudos.

The Academy of Country Music has added even more star power to its upcoming awards ceremony, with Taylor Swift, Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw, Carrie Underwood, Eric Church, Lady Antebellum and Little Big Town joining the growing list of performers.

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This is the second round of performers announced for the event, with co-hosts Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton also set to hit the stage. Kelly Clarkson, Hunter Hayes, Miranda Lambert, George Strait and The Band Perry also will perform.

Produced by Dick Clark Productions, the ACM Awards are set for April 7 and will broadcast live on CBS from Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena at 8 p.m. ET, with a tape-delayed broadcast for the West Coast.

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Many of the scheduled performers are also nominees, and Church leads the pack with seven nominations. See the complete list of nominees here.

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