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Blake Shelton, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill & Lady Antebellum to perform Willie Nelson tribute on 2012 CMA Awards

by Brandy McDonnell Published: October 23, 2012
Willie Nelson (AP file)
Willie Nelson (AP file)

Oklahoma native Blake Shelton and fellow country music superstars Tim McGraw, Faith Hill and Lady Antebellum will take part in a special musical tribute to music legend Willie Nelson during the 46th Annual CMA Awards, the Country Music Association announced today.

In addition, McGraw and Hill, who recently celebrated their 16th wedding anniversary, will perform solo on the awards show, according to the news release. Hill will sing her newest single, “American Heart” and McGraw will debut new music from his forthcoming album.

The 46th Annual CMA Awards, hosted for the fifth time by Brad Paisley and Checotah native Carrie Underwood, will air live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn., from 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1 on the ABC Television Network. Previously announced performers include Underwood, Shelton, his wife Miranda Lambert, Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Kelly Clarkson, Eli Young Band, Brantley Gilbert, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Paisley, Taylor Swift, The Band Perry and Zac Brown Band.


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by Brandy McDonnell
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Brandy McDonnell, also known by her initials BAM, writes stories and reviews on movies, music, the arts and other aspects of entertainment. She is NewsOK’s top blogger: Her 4-year-old entertainment news blog, BAM’s Blog, has notched more...
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