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Strait, Jackson to salute Jones on CMA Awards

Associated Press

October 14, 2013

(AP) George Strait and Alan Jackson will team up to pay tribute to George Jones at next month's Country Music Association Awards.


The CMA announced in a news release Monday that its two most-nominated singers will perform together to salute Jones, who died earlier this year at 81.


Strait's appearance means all five entertainer-of-the-year nominees Strait, Taylor Swift, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, and Blake Shelton will be performing at the 47th annual awards, held Nov. 6 in Nashville, Tenn. Shelton won the award last year.


Also scheduled to perform are Kacey Musgraves, who's tied with Swift for the most award nominations; Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line, and show co-hosts Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley.


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