Strait, Jackson to salute Jones on CMA Awards

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FILE - This April 7, 2013 file photo shows George Strait performing at the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Strait and Alan Jones will team up to pay tribute to George Jones at next month’s Country Music Association Awards. The award show will air live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 6 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
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FILE - This April 7, 2013 file photo shows George Strait performing at the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Strait and Alan Jones will team up to pay tribute to George Jones at next month’s Country Music Association Awards. The award show will air live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 6 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (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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