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2013 American Country Awards presenters and performers

The ACAs are back and better than ever, and some big names have signed on to join in on the festivities.

Lady Antebellum

The American Country Awards are back, and are bringing some big celebs. The award show has announced their presenters and performers, and it’s a mixed bag of musicians, actors and reality stars.

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Set to perform are nominees Lady Antebellum, Jake Owen and Kellie Pickler.

Lady Antebellum has brought home seven ACA Awards in the last few years, making them the highest-winning musicians of the show. They are nominated this year for Artist of the Year and Single of the Year for a Duo or Group. Jake Owen is up for Male Single of the Year.

Kelly Pickler is one of many in the country world who got their start on American Idol, and is nominated this year for Female Music Video of the Year.

Also performing are Sara Evans, Matthew Morrison of Glee, Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, Brad Paisley, Florida Georgia Line, Sheryl Crow and Darius Rucker.

Trace Adkins and Danica Patrick will be hosting the event, and will appear along with presenters Cowboy Troy, Big Smo, Dan King, Scotty McCreery, Thompson Square, Chris Young, Carrie Keagan, Olivia Newton-John, Joe Nichols, Lauren Alaina, Clay Walker, Trevor Brazile, Shada Brazile and Parmalee.

The nominations for the American Country Awards came out in October, and Taylor Swift came out on top with eight nominations. Blake Shelton, Tim McGraw and Florida Georgia Line are right behind her with seven nominations each.

Other nominees include big 2012 winner Luke Bryan, Kelly Clarkson, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Little Big Town, Kacey Musgraves and others.

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The American Country Awards will be held again this year in Las Vegas, and are coming up on Tuesday, Dec. 10 on Fox.

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