Watch Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert Cover Classics to Promote the 2016 CMAs
In addition to crowning Entertainer of the Year, Album of the Year and more winners, the 2016 CMA Awards will also celebrate the awards show's 50th anniversary. In a new promotional clip for the event, Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert team up for a mashup of two classic country hits.
Under a single spotlight and standing back to back, Urban strums an acoustic guitar and sings a few lines of Willie Nelson's "Always on My Mind" before Lambert chimes in with Patsy Cline's "Crazy." As the words “Then. Now. Forever Country.” appear on the screen -- nodding to the celebratory theme that the CMAs have adopted for 2016 -- the two harmonize. The clip is similar in feel to another CMA Awards promo that features Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood singing a medley of John Denver‘s “Take Me Home, Country Roads” and Dolly Parton‘s “I Will Always Love You."
Both Lambert and Urban are nominated for honors at the 2016 CMA Awards: Lambert is up for Female Vocalist of the Year, while Urban has nods for Entertainer of the Year, Album of the Year (as both a producer on and the artist behind Ripcord), Male Vocalist of the Year and Musical Event of the Year (for "The Fighter" featuring Carrie Underwood) -- a total of five nods. Urban has also been announced as a performer for the show.
The 2016 CMA Awards will air live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on ABC on Nov. 2 at 8PM ET.
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