Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Paisley, Urban And Gill Set For Glen Campbell Tribute At CMA's
Brad Paisley, Keith Urban and Vince Gill - arguably country music's top three guitarists today and all three CMA entertainer of the year winners - will salute the heralded guitarist, Country Music Hall of Fame member and 1968 entertainer of the year.
The 75-year-old "Rhinestone Cowboy" singer revealed in June that he has Alzheimer's disease. He released his last studio album, "Ghost on the Canvas," in August and is on a goodbye tour.
The salute joins an already star-packed night. Lionel Richie will debut duets from his forthcoming country album "Tuskegee" with Rascal Flatts, Darius Rucker and Little Big Town. And all five entertainer of the year nominees - Paisley, Urban, Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean and Taylor Swift - will perform as well.
The CMA Awards will air live on Nov. 9 at 8 p.m. EDT on ABC.