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Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban to Reprise ‘Fighter’ on ACM Awards

Country powerhouses anchor a collaboration-heavy telecast that also features Cole Swindell and Dierks Bentley, and Tim McGraw and Faith Hill

The Academy of Country Music has announced a string of collaborations for Sunday’s awards. Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood will reprise their duet “The Fighter,” off Urban’s Ripcord album; co-host Dierks Bentley and Cole Swindell will sing the party jam “Flatliner”; and Reba McEntire will team up with Christian artist Lauren Daigle for Reba’s song “Back to God.”

Maren Morris – who will also have her own performance slot – has been confirmed to duet with Thomas Rhett on their single “Craving You,” and, as previously announced, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill will offer the live debut of their duet “Speak to a Girl.” Florida Georgia Line and the Backstreet Boys are scheduled to perform a medley.

Old Dominion and Brett Eldredge are also new additions to the 52nd ACM Awards’ lineup, an already jam-packed slate that includes co-host Luke Bryan, Kelsea Ballerini, Sam Hunt and Chris Stapleton.

The 52nd ACM Awards air live from Las Vegas on Sunday, April 2nd, at 8:00 p.m./ET on CBS. Keith Urban leads all nominees with seven, with Miranda Lambert and Maren Morris notching six nominations. 


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