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ACM Awards add Little Big Town, Lady Antebellum, surprise duet with Christina Aguilera

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The 50th annual Academy of Country Music awards boosted its already impressive slate of billed performers Monday morning. As People writes, Alan Jackson, Martina McBride, Brad Paisley, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, and Rascal Flatts have been added to the April 19 celebration.

The Nick Jonas press tour will continue (hopefully with another brilliant plaid suit) when the “Jealous” singer performs with Vocal Duo of the Year nominee Dan and Shay. And while there’s no word yet on who will share the stage with her, The Voice coach Christina Aguilera will also do a guest duet. 

Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn of duo Brooks & Dunn were also added to the list, making an appearance in honor of the Academy’s golden anniversary. During the celebration, they’ll also receive the ACM 50th Annuversay Milestone Award—along with Garth Brooks, Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, George Strait, and Taylor Swift. 

These second-round names join hosts Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton (both up for Entertainer of the Year), as well as the previously announced Jason Aldea, Dierks Bentley, Garth Brooks, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line, and New Artist of the Year nominees Sam Hunt, Thomas Rhett, and Cole Swindell. 

The awards will be broadcast live from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on CBS.