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PHOTOS: Country Glamour! What To Expect At the ACM Awards


Apr. 2 2011, Published 6:00 a.m. ET

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The 2011 Academy of Country Music Awards are taking over Las Vegas this weekend, bringing more than just country music's hottest stars along for the ride. has all the details about what to expect on Sunday at the 46th annual show, and you may be shocked when you find out who is going to be there!

This year's show will feature performances by Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban and even Rihanna!  The sassy singer will take the stage with Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles, performing her latest single California King Bed.

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Fresh from her Ojai wedding, Reese Witherspoon will take the stage, presenting an award with her Water For Elephants costar Robert Pattinson, and expect to see Burlesque babe Julianne Hough walking the red carpet with her beau Ryan Seacrest, who is also presenting.

Though you will have to wait until the show to find out if Taylor Swift can defeat Jason Aldean, Toby Keith, Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley and Keith Urban for the Entertainer of the Year Award, the country cutie has already scored herself a top honor as the recipient of the Jim Reeves International Award, for her 'outstanding contributions to the acceptance of country music throughout the world.'

Taylor Swift

Swift will go up against Carrie Underwood as well as Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire and Lee Ann Womack for Top Female Vocalist of the Year, and was also nominated for Album of the Year.

And Country Strong may not have fared well with critics or scored any Hollywood nominations this awards season, but Gwyneth Paltrow's country-loving flick is taking home the Tex Ritter Award.

The ACM Awards will broadcast live on CBS this Sunday at 8PM ET, and you can check out all of the red carpet action on



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