Parton, Womack and Others Added as CMA Performers

Dolly Parton, reigning CMA female vocalist of the year Lee Ann Womack and Montgomery Gentry will perform during the CMA Awards broadcast on Nov. 6. Parton, who will sing “Hello God,” will also pay tribute to Porter Wagoner and “Jumpin’” Bill Carlisle when the two Grand Ole Opry stars are officially inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Newcomers Rebecca Lynn Howard (“Forgive”) and Joe Nichols (“The Impossible”) will sing abbreviated versions of their hits to lead into commercial breaks during the CBS broadcast. Other stars scheduled to appear include Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney, host Vince Gill, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, Toby Keith, Alison Krauss, Carolyn Dawn Johnson, Martina McBride, Nickel Creek, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, George Strait, Travis Tritt, Shania Twain, Keith Urban, Phil Vassar and Darryl Worley. 10/24/02