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Reba McEntire, Kelsea Ballerini to Duet at 2017 CMA Awards

Maren Morris and Niall Horan, Brad Paisley with Kane Brown, and Dierks Bentley and Rascal Flatts will also pair up for live telecast

Reba McEntire, Kelsea BalleriniReba McEntire, Kelsea Ballerini

Reba McEntire and Kelsea Ballerini are among the artists who will perform duets on the upcoming CMA Awards telecast November 8th on ABC.

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Musical collaborations are becoming an annual tradition for the CMA Awards and this year’s telecast presents four unique pairings, including five-time nominee Kelsea Ballerini and the CMA’s record-holder for most nominated female artist of all time, Reba McEntire.

Also set to perform together are Male Vocalist of the Year nominee Dierks Bentley, who joins Vocal Group nominees Rascal Flatts, while Kane Brown and show co-host Brad Paisley will collaborate on the 14-time CMA award winner’s new tune “Heaven South.” Reigning New Artist of the Year Maren Morris will also take the stage for a duet with Irish-born pop star Niall Horan (of One Direction fame). Morris is featured on “Seein’ Blind,” a track on Horan’s recently released LP Flicker.

Previously announced performers on the 51st annual awards show include reigning Entertainer of the Year Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, Chris Stapleton and newly inducted Country Music Hall of Fame member Alan Jackson. Brothers Osborne, Little Big Town, Old Dominion, Jon Pardi, Thomas Rhett and Paisley’s co-host, Carrie Underwood, will also perform.

The CMA Awards will air live from Nashville‘s Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, November 8th, at on ABC.

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