CMAs turn again to Kid Rock
The Country Music Assn. Awards continue to bolster their crossover appeal. The awards, set for next Wednesday in Nashville, have added Kid Rock to their performance lineup. While no stranger to the CMAs -- Kid Rock performed his ubiquitous Skynyrd-ode "All Summer Long" on the telecast last year -- the artist remains more closely aligned to the rock 'n' roll world than the country one.
Kid Rock will duet with country singer Jamey Johnson, tipped as their first-ever televised performance.
Kid Rock isn't the only artist with a mainstream appeal outside of Nashville appearing on the broadcast. Dave Matthews and Chris Daughtry have already been announced as performers, also going the duet route. Matthews will sing with Kenny Chesney, and Daughtry will appear with Vince Gill. Can a John Mayer duet with Sugarland be far behind?
Other artists set to appear include Jason Aldean, Brooks & Dunn, Billy Currington, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Darius Rucker, George Strait, Sugarland, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Zac Brown Band and, of course, teen pop sensation Taylor Swift.
The CMAs will be air live for the East Coast on ABC on Nov.11. Pop & Hiss will bring you live coverage.
-- Todd Martens
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