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ACM AWARDS This Sunday Night!

Stars are shining in Las Vegas this weekend, as country music’s biggest names descend upon Sin City for the 44th annual Academy of Country Music Awards.

Brad Paisley and George Strait lead the pack of nominees with seven nods each. Paisley has already won two early awards: Video of the Year for ‘Waitin’ on a Woman’ and Vocal Event of the Year for his ‘Start a Band’ duet with Keith Urban. Paisley, Strait and Urban are all also up for the night’s biggest award, Entertainer of the Year, along with Carrie Underwood and last year’s winner, Kenny Chesney.

Reba McEntire will host the ACMs and will also perform, debuting her new single, ‘Strange.’ The country icon says she’s most looking forward to a surge of girl power on the show.

“I like to see what the girls are going to do,” Reba tells PEOPLE. “The guys … they get up there and they sing. It’s just that way, and the girls put on a better show.”

The ACM Awards air live this Sunday at 8 PM ET on CBS. See a full list of performers, presenters and nominees after the jump.

2009 ACM AWARDS NOMINEES:

Entertainer of the Year

Kenny Chesney
Brad Paisley
George Strait
Keith Urban
Carrie Underwood

Top Male Vocalist

Kenny Chesney
Toby Keith
Brad Paisley
George Strait
Keith Urban

Top Female Vocalist

Miranda Lambert
Heidi Newfield
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood
Lee Ann Womack

Top Vocal Group

Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
The Lost Trailers
Randy Rogers Band
Rascal Flatts

Top Vocal Duo

Big & Rich
Brooks & Dunn
Joey & Rory
Montgomery Gentry
Sugarland

Top New Artist

Jake Owen
Julianne Hough
Zac Brown Band

Previously Announced ACM Winners:

Home Depot Humanitarian Award: LeAnn Rimes

Top New Male Vocalist: Jake Owen

Top New Female Vocalist: Julianne Hough

Top New Vocal Duo or Group: Zac Brown Band

Video of the Year: ‘Waitin’ on a Woman’ – Brad Paisley

Vocal Event of the Year: ‘Start A Band’ – Brad Paisley and Keith Urban

2009 ACM AWARDS PERFORMERS:

Trace Adkins
Lady Antebellum
Kenny Chesney
Miley Cyrus
Rascal Flatts
Jamey Johnson
Toby Keith
Miranda Lambert
Reba McEntire
Tim McGraw
Heidi Newfield
John Rich
George Strait
Sugarland
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood
Keith Urban
Lee Ann Womack
Keith Urban

2009 ACM AWARDS PRESENTERS:

Billy Ray Cyrus
Blake Shelton
Dierks Bentley
Jack Ingram
Jamie Foxx
Jason Aldean
Jennifer Love Hewitt
Kellie Pickler
Marissa Miller
Martina McBride
Matthew McConaughey
Rascal Flatts