Alan Jackson and George Strait, the two top nominees in CMA Awards history, will perform together in a tribute to the legendary George Jones, who was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1992 and remains one of the most recognizable and evocative voices in the history of the genre. Jones passed away in April of this year.
Jackson is the second most nominated artist in CMA history, with 81 nominations and 16 trophies. He is a three-time CMA Entertainer of the Year and two-time CMA Male Vocalist of the Year. Jackson earned his first CMA Awards nominations in 1990 when he was up for the Horizon Award (now New Artist of the Year), Album of the Year for Here In The Real World, and Single and Song of the Year for the album’s title track.
The 47th annual CMA Awards will broadcast live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 6 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network.