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Jamie Foxx joins Rascal Flatts at Country Music Association awards show

Monday, October 22, 2007 – Actor Jamie Foxx will join Rascal Flatts for a duet performance during the 41st Annual CMA Awards Wednesday, Nov. 7, reprising their track together on Rascal Flatts' "Still Feels Good" CD, "She Goes All the Way."

Rascal Flatts, who are nominated for Entertainer of the Year, will open country music's biggest night with the title track from their third consecutive number one album.

LeVox and Foxx have known each other for more than a decade. They were introduced by Foxx's manager Marcus King and were roommates for a brief time in the late 1990s while LeVox was pursuing a music career on the west coast. They reestablished their friendship after running into each other at the 2007 Grammy Awards and have been in regular contact since, which resulted in the duet.

"Jamie is an incredible talent, and we were thrilled he took us up on our invitation to join us on the song," said LeVox. "He said he'd do it if we would sing on one of his records, so it's a pretty good swap. He came to Nashville just after finishing his comedy tour to work on it with us."

"It was an easy song to write once we had the first few lines, and it's a really wonderful thing to have Jamie join us on the record," said DeMarcus. "We run into him at awards show, and he always tells us how much he enjoys the music and how proud he is of Gary. We sent the song to him early this year, and he said he'd love to do it."

"This is destined to be the sort of one-of-a-kind performance the CMA Awards are known for," said Tammy Genovese, CMA Chief Operating Officer. "When there is a meaningful and tangible connection between artists from seemingly diverse musical styles, bringing them together on the CMA Awards creates magical moments that resonate with our audience and expand awareness of the format."

Performers previously announced for the 2007 CMA Awards include Rodney Atkins, Big & Rich, Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney, Eagles, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire in a duet with LeAnn Rimes, Brad Paisley, George Strait, Sugarland, Taylor Swift, Josh Turner, Carrie Underwood, and Keith Urban.

Sara Evans and Rimes will host segments of the three-hour broadcast. Presenters recently announced include Luke Bryan, Jason Michael Carroll, Bucky Covington, Jewel with Ty Murray, Kid Rock, Montgomery Gentry, and Dwight Yoakam.

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Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
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