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CMA Awards 2017: Pink, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum and more will collaborate


BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene

Another round of collaborations has been announced for the 51st Annual CMA Awards.

The show, which will air live from Nashville on Nov. 8 on ABC, will spotlight shared performances from Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, Pink and Keith Urban and an opening performance with Eric Church, Lady Antebellum, Darius Rucker, Urban and others.

Previously announced collaborations include Reba McEntire with Kelsea Ballerini and Maren Morris with Niall Horan.

This new batch of performers includes several CMA nominees. McGraw and Hill are up for Vocal Event of the Year and Musical Event of the Year for “Speak to a Girl,” while Pink and Kenny Chesney will vie for Musical Event of the Year with their duet, “Setting the World on Fire.” Lady Antebellum is also up for a pair of awards this year, including Album of the Year for “Heart Break.”

The CMA Awards will air at 8 p.m. from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.

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Atlanta Journal-Constitution staff writer Melissa Ruggieri covers the Atlanta Music Scene and entertainment news for print and online.