Reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year Blake Shelton will be performing at this year's Country Music Association Awards.  The country star, who's a five-time nominee heading into the event, is among the first eight artists confirmed for the ceremony. 

Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert, and Keith Urban are also slated to take the stage, along with Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Little Big Town, and Tim McGraw.  And like Shelton, they're all nominees as well. 

Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will host the 47th annual CMA Awards, which will take place in Nashville on November 6th.  The three-hour ceremony will air live on ABC at 8:00 p.m. Eastern.