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CMA Awards Will Feature Collaborations From Taylor Swift, Hunter Hayes, Zac Brown Band
Foo Fighters Frontman Dave Grohl to Join Zac Brown Band Onstage
Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift, Hunter Hayes and the Zac Brown Band have lined up an impressive list of collaborators for their performances on the 2013 CMA Awards.

Swift will perform with Vince Gill and Alison Krauss, and Hayes will team up with singer-songwriter Jason Mraz. The most interesting pairing, however, will likely be the Zac Brown Band's performance with Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl, a former member of Nirvana.

The awards show will also feature George Strait and Alan Jackson in a tribute to Country Music Hall of Fame member George Jones, who died in April.

Previously-announced performers include Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Tim McGraw, Kacey Musgraves, Keith Urban and awards show co-hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood.

Swift is nominated in six categories, including entertainer of the year, female vocalist and album of the year (for Red). She and Urban are also nominated for their collaboration on McGraw's "Highway Don't Care," which is up for single, musical event and video of the year. She has won a total of seven CMA awards since her first honor -- the Horizon Award -- in 2007.

The Zac Brown Band, who won the CMA's new artist of the year honor in 2010, are nominated for vocal group of the year in a category that also includes the Eli Young BandThe Band Perry.

Airing live on ABC, the 47th annual CMA Awards will be presented Nov. 6 at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on ABC. Tickets to the show are sold out.
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