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Jackson, McBride, Paisley, Lady A join ACM lineup

Monday, March 30, 2015 – Alan Jackson, Martina McBride, Brad Paisley, Brooks & Dunn, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town and Rascal Flatts were added as performers for the 50th Academy of Country Music Awards.

Christina Aguilera will engage in a special duet, although the artist was not named with whom she would sing. Nick Jonas with Dan + Shay also join the line-up.

Brooks & Dunn will take the stage for a reunion in honor of the Academy's golden anniversary, marking their first televised performance together since 2010. The ceremony, co-hosted by Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton, will be broadcast live from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Sunday, April 19, 2015 8-11:30 p.m. ET/delayed PT on CBS.

These artists join previously announced performers Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, Reba, Blake Shelton, George Strait, Keith Urban, Florida Georgia Line, plus Sam Hunt, Thomas Rhett and Cole Swindell.


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