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Aldean, Clarkson duet together at CMAs

Monday, November 1, 2010 – Jason Aldean will perform with Kelly Clarkson on "The 44th Annual CMA Awards next week, it was announced Monday. The two do a duet on Don't You Wanna Stay on Aldean's "My Kinda Party" CD out Tuesday.

Martina McBride and actress JoAnna Garcia (ABC's "Better With You") and Ty Pennington (host of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition") were added to the list of celebrities presenting awards. Rodney Atkins will present awards in categories announced during the Pre-Telecast Ceremonies.

Hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, The 44th Annual CMA Awards airs live Wednesday, Nov. 10 at 8 p.m. eastern from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.

Previously announced performers include Dierks Bentley, Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Rascal Flatts, Reba, Blake Shelton, George Strait, Sugarland, Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, Paisley and Underwood.

Special performances will feature Gwyneth Paltrow in her live country music singing debut performing with Vince Gill; top nominee Lambert with Sheryl Crow in a tribute to Loretta Lynn's 50th Anniversary as a recording artist; and Zac Brown Band with Alan Jackson. Previously announced presenters include The Band Perry, Luke Bryan, Easton Corbin, Little Big Town, Tim McGraw, Jerrod Niemann, Kellie Pickler, LeAnn Rimes, Darius Rucker, Chris Young, and NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon.

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My Kinda Party CD review - My Kinda Party
Jason Aldean covers plenty of familiar ground in his latest offering, moving with ease from tanned-leg Georgia dreams to square cornfields to a fairly even mix of church pews and bar stools. If anything, the album is a bit too seamless, one song melding into the next, the words on many evaporating into thin air. But it all adds up to a very good time - exactly what you'd hope for with an album with "party" in its title. Don't Wanna Stay , a duet with Kelly Clarkson (of all »»»
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. »»»
Concert Review: Lambert refuses to rest on laurels – Watching this stop on Miranda Lambert's "Livin' Like Hippies Tour," one is struck by just how many great songs the country singer/songwriter already has in her repertoire. With most artists, it's relatively easy to guess which song a performer will choose to close a show. But Lambert has so many winners to pick from, many... »»»
Concert Review: DBT rocks on – Drive-By Truckers still sometimes get miscategorized as alt.-country, but who's kidding whom? With three electric guitarists upfront exchanging hard rock licks all night, this is a blistering Southern rock band. Hitting the stage just before 10, the band played a satisfying 2-hour-plus set. At 11:40, Patterson Hood announced the band would be... »»»
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