CMA Awards: You really should watch this year

cma-awards-walk-upImage Credit: Scott Garfield; Simon Webber; Mike RuizThis year’s CMA Awards are shaping up to be a must-watch. The Country Music Association has just confirmed the rumor that Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson will perform their duet “Don’t You Want to Stay” off of his new album, My Kinda Party, in stores tomorrow, during the live broadcast Nov. 10 on ABC. (Listen to the track below.) One thing this awards show does right is pack the three-hour ceremony with performances. Aldean and Clarkson are the latest additions to the all-star line-up that includes: both returning cohosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift, Dierks Bentley, Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, George Strait, Sugarland, Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts, and Reba McEntire, as well as Zac Brown Band with Alan Jackson, Sheryl Crow (with Lambert, in a tribute to Loretta Lynn’s 50 years in the business), and Gwyneth Paltrow, who’ll make her “live country music singing debut” performing the title song from her upcoming movie Country Song with Vince Gill.

You get all this, plus the usual thrills: Finding out which stars on the network are country music fans (Better With You‘s JoAnna Garcia and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition‘s Ty Pennington have been added to the list of presenters), hearing what comes out of presenter Kellie Pickler’s mouth, and (fingers crossed!), seeing a shot of presenter Tim McGraw’s butt. 

Read more: Jason Aldean talks Kelly Clarkson duet and rapping on his new album

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  • Bruce

    “Don’t You Want to Stay” sounds like a smash hit.

  • flicketyflack

    Is it just me or does the Jason Aldean-Kelly Clarkson duet sound like a Bon Jovi song? Like ‘Always’? That’s not a bad thing, it’s just something I noticed. They sound good together.

  • Amanda

    I hope this fabulous duet does not get overshadowed by Gwyneth Paltrow’s country music movie tie-in/marketing scheme.

  • Jay

    until the “CM” is gone from the “CMA’s”…. I’ll avoid it like the plaugue, thankyouverymuch

    • Allen

      Ok jay have a good life!! Great song!! Another great performance from Kelly Clarkson!!

  • outside agitator

    holy Hank…every country cliche imaginable is in this song. hold you tight! don’t just make love, make love last!! syrupy strings, bombastic chorus!!! it feels so perfect babeeeyy!!!!


    • sassy

      This song is awesome, and Kelly’s voice is so hot! Sounds like you just don’t like ballads. The song is beautiful.

  • jfms777

    There lies the irony. It sounds more like a Bonjovi song than a country song.

  • dianne

    as long as this doesn’t turn into the Taylor Swift awards show again, I’ll watch.

    • Anne

      It won’t, she is only nominated in 1 category and likely won’t win.

  • Anne

    Only about a week away! I can’t wait!

  • Leah

    Kelly sounds great, but Jason is whiney. The song is too big for him. It also sounds very pop. Love hearing something new from Kelly!!

    • Janie

      Listen again. JASON TEARS IT UP

    • Tara

      Must not be a Jason fan…too bad for you! He is awesome! Very UNDER rated!

  • sassy

    Kelly Clarkson rocks my soul. I cannot wait to see her perform this live on the CMA’s!!! I am not a big country fan, but this is going to be an incredible performance. Kelly is amazing live!

  • Syl

    Mindi, Tim’s butt is nice, but George Strait’s is better…;) !!

  • Phil

    You guys make sounding like New Jersey Rock-Icons is a bad thing.

    If more country music sounded like Bon Jovi I’d probably listen to it.

  • Jen

    I didn’t think they would be good as a duet together, but boy was I wrong! LOVE LOVE LOVE! Definately a hit!

  • T

    Loving this Kelly/Jason duet! She’s definitely got the pipes for it (course, girl has the pipes for *anything*, truth be told) and they sound fantastic together. So looking forward to seeing them duet together on the CMAs, plus seeing my favs Sugarland and LadyA perform as well. Definitely going to be a don’t-miss awards show!

  • Jaime

    I cant wait to be able to BUY it the song. I freaking LOVE KELLY CLARKSON!!! HER VOICE IS AMAZING!!!

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