East Tennessee will be well represented at this year's Country Music Awards ceremony.
Luttrell native Kenny Chesney is up for three trophies, including the event's top achievement, Entertainer of the Year. He's the Knoxville-area country music performer with the most nods this year.
Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will host the 2012 CMA show (8 p.m. Thursday, WATE, Channel 6) live.
Greeneville, Tenn., trio The Band Perry will have its footprints in such categories as Vocal Group of the Year. The Band Perry is made up of siblings Kimberly Perry (lead vocals), Reid Perry and Neil Perry.
Besides Entertainer of the Year, Chesney also will be in the running for Musical Event of the Year ("Feel Like a Rock Star," with Tim McGraw), Music Video of the Year (for "Come Over")
Sugarland, which includes Knoxville native Kristian Bush, is up for Musical Duo of the Year.
ABC is pulling out the big guns for the Knoxville installment of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition."
The network has scheduled the Knoxville-based episode to run the night of the season finale of the network's No. 1 show "Dancing with the Stars." East Tennessee viewers can see "EMHE" at 9 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 26, on WATE.
Daniel and Mandy Watson of Knoxville, who run a non-profit to help low-income single mothers with housing, were the recipients of the reality show's efforts. In January, local volunteers spent a week to give the Watsons and their three children a new home. The crews worked around the clock.
Five years ago, the Watsons created The Restoration House of East Tennessee, which provides single mothers housing at a local apartment complex.
Terry Morrow may be reached at 865-342-6445 or email@example.com.
© 2012, Knoxville News Sentinel Co.
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