The 2017 CMA Awards, like all others, will be full of breath-taking live performances, but we can also expect some especially exciting duets. This morning (October 24), CMA announced that the award show lineup will feature four collaborations sure to draw fans from all genres.
Country starlet Kelsea Ballerini will take the stage with legend Reba McEntire, both of whom have been nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year. Dierks Bentley is set to join Rascal Flatts onstage, who both received nods with a Male vocalist of the Year and Vocal Group of the Year, respectively. Maren Morris and Niall Horan are scheduled to perform Horan's latest single, which Morris is featured on, “Seeing Blind." In a press release, CMA announced that Brad Paisley and Kane Brown will team up to perform Paisley's recent single, “Heaven South," on national television this November 8.
Artist: Kelsea Ballerini. Photo: Terry Wyatt, WireImage
While the collaborations are sure to turn heads, the individual performances will be as full of life and passion as usual. Fans can expect a live performance from Garth Brooks, Miranda Lambert, Thomas Rhett, Carrie Underwood, Brothers Osborne, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Alan Jackson, Little Big Town, Old Dominion, Jon Pardi and Chris Stapleton before the night is through.
Read the full list of nominations, here. The CMA Awards will be broadcast on ABC, November 8, at 8 PM EST, filmed live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee.