FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS
Greeneville's The Band Perry is among the list of presenters and performers for tonight's CMT Music Awards, scheduled to air live from Nashville.
The show will be broadcast at 8 p.m. on the cable channel Country Music Television (CMT) as well as online at CMT.com.
The Perrys are nominated for the "Group Video of the Year," for their No. 1 single "All Your Life."
Other performances include Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Willie Nelson, Brad Paisley, Pistol Annies, Rascal Flatts, Carrie Underwood, Hank Williams Jr. and the Zac Brown Band.
Country legend Willie Nelson will be joined by an all-star supporting cast during the show for a rendition of his newest fan favorite "Roll Me Up," a song he's been closing his live shows with lately to great reaction. Toby Keith, Zac Brown Band, Darius Rucker and Jamey Johnson will join the party on stage at Bridgestone Arena.
"You can be there when we spring it on the Nashville crowd," Nelson said. "That will be the big test, I think."
Among the other entertainers scheduled to present awards include: Jason Aldean, Ronnie Dunn, Sara Evans, Alan Jackson, Jake Owen and Kellie Pickler.
CMT hosts Tom Arnold (My Big Redneck Vacation) and Steve Austin (Redneck Island) will also present awards, as will American Idol contestants Colton Dixon and Skylar Laine.
Other presenters include 2012 Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti, Twilight star Ashley Greene, pro skateboarder Tony Hawk, actress Denise Richards, actor Dax Shepard and singer Jordin Sparks.
The five finalists in the video of the year category will be announced at the beginning of the live show and fans can then vote at CMT.com, CMT mobile, on the CMT Insider app and via text message throughout the live telecast (ET/CT only) to determine the night's big winner.