Plus: The competitors remember the storm-ravaged East. "We're praying for you," says one star
EOPLE Country's Hot list, which also includes Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley, Chris Young, Gary Allan, Josh Turner
"She looked fabulous," says a source at rehearsals for the show airing Sunday night
The actress joined Chesney on stage during a fundraiser in New Orleans
Kid Rock Joins CMA Awards Lineup
The Nov. 11 event will also feature Martina McBride, the Judds and Lee Ann Womack
The Georgia singer's musical taste mixes traditional twang (Alan Jackson and Randy Travis) with pure pop (Katy Perry and Maroon 5)
The country superstar also shares a memory about the late singer supporting him early in his career
PLUS: Darius Rucker tells PEOPLE why he felt like he was on Sesame Street when he was nominated
Carrie Underwood and Taylor Swift also score multiple Academy of Country Music nods
He's newly svelte and sleeps in the nude, and PEOPLE Country celebrates McGraw – and 24 other sizzling singers
His dad Doug was his first roadie – plus, Taylor Swift's brother tours with her!
The star talks about his reaction to his fan-picked entertainer of the year award
You'll always be the king to us, Simba
Dierks Bentley, Lady Antebellum and Blake Shelton will also hit the Nashville stage Nov. 10
An exclusive sneak peek at the couple's all-star, three-day Texas extravaganza
Miranda Lambert Celebrates Boyfriend Anderson East's Birthday with a Sweet Kiss – and Posts About It!
Why the singer isn't so "horrible" at social media after all
According to police, 7 people were physically detained for "alcohol-fueled violence" with seven others receiving citations for minor offenses
Meghan Trainor, Kenny Chesney and 5 Seconds of Summer Will Perform at Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular
They'll help help celebrate the nation's 240th birthday this year, during the two-hour NBC live telecast
The country star chatted and posed for photos with his surprised fans Thursday
The "Shake It Off" singer and the DJ split after 15 months together
Why Miranda Lambert Believes in 'Leaving Some Mystery' on Social Media: 'I Don't Need to Know What Everybody's Doing All the Time'
The singer jokes that she's "horrible at it" anyway
Taylor Swift Was Music's Biggest Money Maker of 2015 with $73.5M – See Who Else Made the List!
One Direction, Luke Bryan and The Rolling Stones also all make appearances in the top 10
"I've always been rebellious and just wanting to do my own thing," Beathard tells PEOPLE
Dierks Bentley on Raising Money for Vets at ACM Party for a Cause: 'It's a Good Chance to Give Back in a Really Meaningful Way'
Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley and Kenny Chesney will headline the three-day event
What's the best way to annoy Dierks Bentley? Play a Luke Bryan song!