Taylor Swift invites special guests to CMA Awards

October 22, 2013 • Entertainment

FILE – This Sept. 24, 2013, file photo shows s[auth] inger Taylor Swift at the premiere of “Romeo and Juliet” in Los Angeles. Swift is performing her hit song “Red” with special guests Alison Krauss, Edgar Meyer, Eric Darken, Sam Bush and Vince Gill on Nov. 6, 2013, at the Country Music Association Awards in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP, File)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Taylor Swift has gathered an all-star band for her appearance on next month’s Country Music Association Awards — and she’s bit alone.

Swift will be joined by Alison Krauss, Vince Gill, Sam Bush, bassist Edgar Meyer and percussionist Eric Darken for a special version of her hit song “Red.”

The 23-year-old singer is one of two top nominees with six nominations for the Nov. 6 awards. Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley will co-host the ABC broadcast live from Nashville, Tenn.

The CMA also announced in a news release Monday that Zac Brown will be joined by Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl on the broadcast and Jason Mraz will perform with Hunter Hayes.

All five nominees for top honor entertainer of the year — Swift, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton and George Strait — will perform on the show this year.

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