Superstar Collaborations Revealed for 2017 CMT Music Awards

Pairings Include Chainsmokers/Florida Georgia Line and Earth, Wind & Fire/Lady Antebellum

The Chainsmokers and Florida Georgia Line will deliver their first TV performance together at the 2017 CMT Music Awards. Additionally, Earth, Wind & Fire will embark on a genre-bending jam with Lady Antebellum during the awards show airing live from Nashville on June 7.

Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood’s first-ever performance on any CMT stage was also revealed Wednesday (May 24).

The six acts join previously-announced superstars Blake Shelton, Brett Eldredge, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert and Thomas Rhett for the awards show at Nashville’s Music City Center. Additional performers and presenters will be announced in the near future.

The involvement of the Chainsmokers and Earth, Wind & Fire builds upon the network’s history of superstar cross-genre pairings on the awards show, along with CMT Crossroads and the annual CMT Artists of the Year specials.

The Chainsmokers received a Grammy for best dance recording for “Don’t Let Me Down” and also gained an international reputation for his such as “#Selfie” and “Closer.”

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Since releasing their debut album in 1971, Earth, Wind & Fire’s blend of R&B, funk, jazz and rock has netted American music classics such as “Shining Star,” “September,” “Boogie Wonderland,” “After the Love Has Gone” and “Let’s Groove.”

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Hosted by Nashville star Charles Esten, this year’s CMT Music Awards show finds breakout stars Kelsea Ballerini and Thomas Rhett going head-to-head against country music veteran Keith Urban for most nominations at the 2017 CMT Music Awards.

Fans can vote for their favorites now via until June 5 for categories including Breakthrough Video of the Year, Collaborative Video of the Year, CMT Performance of the Year and Social Superstar of the Year.

The top seven finalists for the night’s biggest award, the highly-coveted Video of the Year, will be revealed the morning of June 7. Fans will be able to vote live for the winner.

The 2017 CMT Music Awards premieres June 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

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