News

CMT Awards features unlikely entertainment

CMT Awards features unlikely entertainment

CMT AWARDS: Jason Derulo teams up with Luke Bryan and Florida Georgia Line on tonight's CMT Awards. Photo: Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Don’t get it twisted. If you tune in to watch the Country Music Television Music Awards, don’t start checking the program guide if you Jason Derulo and John Legend on stage.

The awards ceremony has a tradition of providing unlikely parings — and tonight the tradition continues.

Derulo teams up with Luke Bryan and Florida Georgia Line, while Legend will perform Jennifer Nettles and Hunter Hayes on Legend’s own hit, “All of Me.”

Derulo says the mixing and matching of genres is “really cool” — because it’s good to have people cross musical boundaries. He says “Just because you love country music doesn’t mean you can’t love other genres of music.

Mainstream country’s hardest rocker is inviting Lzzy Hale of Halestorm to appear with him on the CMT Music Awards on Wednesday night for a performance of album track “That’s Damn Rock & Roll” — not his current single or recent No. 1 hit.

Church says “it makes sense to do something different” on award shows and the performance with Hale will continue a string of unique approaches on awards shows recently.

 

Recent Headlines

15 hours ago in Entertainment

OPENING WEEKEND: ‘Mother’s Day,’ Key & Peele comedy ‘Keanu’ hit theaters

22-overlay-9

Here's a look at some of the films set to open this weekend.

15 hours ago in Entertainment

WHAT’S ON: New on Netflix, Amazon & Hulu this May

netflixAP

It's going to be a great weekend for some binge-watching.

17 hours ago in Entertainment

Alicia Vikander to play Lara Croft in ‘Tomb Raider’ reboot

vikanderREUTERS

The Swedish Oscar winner follows in the footsteps of Angelina Jolie to play the famed adventurer.

19 hours ago in Entertainment

‘Angry Birds,’ apps to go hand-in-hand at the movies

21-overlay-15

Creators of the upcoming "The Angry Birds Movie" movie will ask audiences to whip out their phones during the end credits and point them at the screen.

19 hours ago in Music

Martina McBride cuts her hair for ‘Reckless’

24-overlay-7

She says it was no big deal and it was such a great metaphor for the idea of being reckless.