Garth Brooks calls Jason Aldean the founder of "muscle country" -- and Jason couldn't be more thrilled. Jason says "What a cool compliment to have from somebody like that--somebody that's obviously a huge icon in our business. It's flattering that we've influenced a generation of people coming up and they've sort of taken that style that we've brought to the table and we've brought to the table and taken it and doing our thing with it."
CMA Entertainer of the Year nominees Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert will perform on The 48th Annual CMA Awards Nov. 5 at 8pm ET on ABC-TV . More performers and presenters will be revealed in the coming weeks.