Entertainer of the Year nominee Blake Shelton has invited singer/songwriter Kenny Loggins to join him for his performance of “Footloose” to open the 45th Annual CMA Awards. Written by Kenny and Dean Pitchford, the song and title of the classic motion picture was a three-week No. 1 hit for Kenny. With the remake of Footloose starring Julianne Hough and Kenny Wormald in theaters now, Blake’s rendition of “Footloose” is climbing the charts.
In addition to Blake and Kenny, other artists previously announced to perform include fellow Entertainer of the Year nominees Brad Paisley, Jason Aldean, Taylor Swift, and Keith Urban, CMA New Artist of the Year nominees Chris Young, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Thompson Square and The Band Perry, Carrie Underwood, Faith Hill, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Sara Evans, Martina McBride, Scotty McCreery, Sugarland, Zac Brown Band, Kenny Chesney with Grace Potter and Rascal Flatts with Natasha Bedingfield.
The 45th Annual CMA Awards, hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, will air live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Wednesday, November 9 at 8/7 Central on ABC. Tickets are on sale and can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com or Ticketmaster outlets; by calling (800) 745-3000; or at the Bridgestone Arena Box Office.