The CMA has announced four musical collaborations for the upcoming 51st Annual CMA Awards on Nov. 8.
Five-time CMA Awards nominee Kelsea Ballerini will team with six-time CMA winner (and 50-time nominee) Reba McEntire. Both are nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year this year, with Reba having earned the honor four consecutive times (1984-87).
Male Vocalist of the Year nominee Dierks Bentley will collaborate with Vocal Group of the Year nominee Rascal Flatts, while Brad Paisley will team with Kane Brown for a performance of Paisley’s new single, “Heaven South.” Paisley will also co-host the show with Carrie Underwood for the 10th consecutive year.
Reigning New Artist of the Year Maren Morris will collaborate with pop star Naill Horan.
Winners of The 51st Annual CMA Awards are determined in a final round of voting by eligible voting CMA members. The third and final ballot closes Wednesday, Oct. 25 (6 p.m. CT). Ballots are tabulated by the professional services organization Deloitte & Touche LLP.
The 51st Annual CMA Awards is a production of the Country Music Association. Robert Deaton serves as the Executive Producer for the 11th year, and Gary Halvorson as the Director for the first time.
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