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Carrie Underwood: 'Blown Away' Live Performance at CMAs - Watch Now!

Carrie Underwood sings her heart out during a live performance at the 46th annual 2012 Country Music Awards held at the Bridgestone Arena on Thursday (November 1) in Nashville, Tenn.

The 29-year-old American Idol alum, who also hosted the show, performed her hit single “Blown Away” from her latest album of the same title.

“Good morning everyone! Happy CMA day!,” Carrie wrote on her Twitter account earlier in the day. “I woke up early excited thinking about our monologue. I think it’s going to be a great night!”

FYI: Carrie is wearing a Tsemaye Binitie dress.


Carrie Underwood – ‘Blown Away’ performance at the 2012 Country Music Awards
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Kellie Pickler - CMA Awards 2012 Red Carpet

Kellie Pickler strikes a pose on the red carpet at the 2012 Country Music Awards held at the Bridgestone Arena on Thursday (November 1) in Nashville, Tenn.

The 26-year-old singer wore a Pamella Roland gown and Tacori earrings as she hit the stage to present an award with Darius Rucker.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Kellie Pickler

Also pictured: Kristian Bush and pregnant Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland, and American Idol contestant Lauren Alaina.

FYI: Lauren is wearing Charlotte Lu earrings.

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Kelly Clarkson - CMAs Live Duet with Vince Gill

Kelly Clarkson gives an unforgettable performance at the 2012 Country Music Awards held at the Bridgestone Arena on Thursday (November 1) in Nashville, Tenn.

The 30-year-old American Idol alum sang ‘Don’t Rush’ with Country Music Hall of Fame artist Vince Gill who sang and jammed away on an electric guitar.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Kelly Clarkson

Kelly received her first nomination at the CMAs, where she was up for Female Vocalist of the Year award. By the end of the night though, the top award went to Miranda Lambert.

FYI: Kelly is wearing a custom Cesar Arellanes dress.


Kelly Clarkson live duet with Vince Gill at the CMAs
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Miranda Lambert & Blake Shelton - CMA Awards 2012 Red Carpet

Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton wave to their fans as they arrive on the red carpet at the 2012 Country Music Awards held at the Bridgestone Arena on Thursday (November 1) in Nashville, Tenn.

Miranda, 28, wore an elegant Maria Lucia Hohan gown and Sutra rings and earrings to the event, while her husband and The Voice judge, Blake, kept it semi-casual wearing a pair of jeans.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Miranda Lambert

Also joining the country couple on the red carpet were Lisa Marie Presley and her husband, Michael Lockwood.

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Taylor Swift: 'Begin Again' Live Performance at CMAs - WATCH NOW

Taylor Swift sings her heart out during a live performance at the 46th annual 2012 Country Music Awards held at the Bridgestone Arena on Thursday (November 1) in Nashville, Tenn.

The 22-year-old singer performed her song, “Begin Again” off her latest album, “Red”.

During the performance, the stage was set up as a cafe in Paris where Taylor walks out singing and sits solo at a table. Lyrics of her song included “I’ve been spending the last 8 months, thinking all love ever does is break and burn and end. But on a Wednesday in a cafe, I watched it begin again.”

At the end of the performance, Taylor received a standing ovation from the crowd.


Taylor Swift – ‘Begin Again’ performance at the 2012 Country Music Awards
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Hayden Panettiere - CMA Awards 2012 Red Carpet

Hayden Panettiere beams a huge smile as she waves on the red carpet at the 46th annual 2012 Country Music Awards held at the Bridgestone Arena on Thursday (November 1) in Nashville, Tenn.

The 23-year-old actress wore a cute mint beaded dress to the star-studded event.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Hayden Panettiere

Hayden currently plays a country music teen sensation for ABC’s hit show Nashville.

At the CMAs, Hayden will be joined by her co-star Connie Britton where they will be one of the presenters during the show.

Also, don’t miss Hayden‘s music video, “Telescope”.

FYI: Hayden wore a Georges Chakra Couture water green Charleston dress and a L’Dezen Jewellery bracelet.

10+ pictures inside of Hayden Panettiere arriving at the Country Music Awards

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Tim McGraw & Faith Hill - CMA Awards 2012 Red Carpet

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill stay close as they arrive on the red carpet at the 2012 Country Music Awards held at the Bridgestone Arena on Thursday (November 1) in Nashville, Tenn.

The 45-year-old musician is nominated for Musical Event of the Year at the awards show for his duet “Feel Like A Rockstar” with Kenny Chesney.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Tim McGraw

This year, the Country Music Awards will be hosted by Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley for the fifth consecutive year. Catch the event live RIGHT NOW on ABC!

FYI: Faith is wearing a Roland Mouret dress, Bottega Veneta shoes, Neil Lane jewels and carrying a Roger Vivier clutch.

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