Newcomer Billy Currington finds himself in the company of superstars who will be performing a series of vocal collaborations at the 38th annual CMA Awards. CBS will broadcast the show live from the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville on Tuesday (Nov. 9) at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
Currington and Shania Twain will deliver “Party for Two,” a new track from her Greatest Hits album, during an evening filled with collaborations. Additionally, Toby Keith will be singing the oldies classic, “Mockingbird,” with another true newcomer — his 17-year-old daughter Krystal. Their recording of the song is featured on his new album, Greatest Hits 2.
Keith will also meet up with Clint Black, Kenny Chesney, Alan Jackson and George Strait to join Jimmy Buffett’s performance of “Hey Good Lookin’,” the Hank Williams classic featured on Buffett’s License to Chill album. Jackson and Patty Loveless will also team up to sing his new single, “Monday Morning Church.” And Brad Paisley and Alison Krauss will offer a live performance of their CMA-nominated duet, “Whiskey Lullaby.”
Tim McGraw opens the show with “How Bad Do You Want It” from his latest album, Live Like You Were Dying. Faith Hill and Willie Nelson will perform a musical tribute to Kris Kristofferson during a segment that will mark his official induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Others performing on the three-hour awards show are Dierks Bentley, Big & Rich, Terri Clark, Sara Evans, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire, Montgomery Gentry, Rascal Flatts, Julie Roberts, Josh Turner, Keith Urban and Gretchen Wilson.
Artists scheduled to present during the show include Trace Adkins, Clint Black and wife Lisa Hartman Black, Pat Green, Buddy Jewell, Lonestar, Joe Nichols, Jamie O’Neal, Dolly Parton, CSI Miami’s Emily Procter, LeAnn Rimes, SHeDAISY, Blake Shelton, Randy Travis, Phil Vassar and Darryl Worley.