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VOL. 37 | NO. 41 | Friday, October 11, 2013
Strait, Jackson to salute Jones on CMA Awards
NASHVILLE (AP) - George Strait and Alan Jackson will team up to pay tribute to George Jones at next month's Country Music Association Awards.
The CMA announced in a news release Monday that its two most-nominated singers will perform together to salute Jones, who died earlier this year at 81.
Strait's appearance means all five entertainer-of-the-year nominees - Strait, Taylor Swift, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, and Blake Shelton - will be performing at the 47th annual awards, held Nov. 6 in Nashville, Tenn. Shelton won the award last year.
Also scheduled to perform are Kacey Musgraves, who's tied with Swift for the most award nominations; Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line, and show co-hosts Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley.