Reigning CMA Male Vocalist of the Year Blake Shelton has invited legendary singer/songwriter Kenny Loggins to join him during a performance of the classic hit “Footloose” as the opening song for the sold-out CMA Awards.
Written by Loggins and Dean Pitchford for the motion picture Footloose, the title track was a No. 1 hit for Loggins for three weeks in 1984. With the remake of the movie currently in theaters, Shelton is also dancing up the charts with his version of the song.
Shelton received five CMA Awards nominations this year including Entertainer; Male Vocalist; Album for All About Tonight; and Single and Music Video of the Year, both for “Honey Bee.”
The 45th Annual CMA Awards, hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, airs live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Wednesday, Nov. 9 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network.
For the third consecutive year, all available tickets for “Country Music’s Biggest Night” have been sold. “The Awards have sold out the past two years, but this is the first time since moving to the Bridgestone Arena in 2006 that we have sold out the venue this far in advance,” explains Steve Moore, CMA Chief Executive Officer.