Brooks & Dunn: Hillbillies Prepping for CMA Awards

The stage is set for the 50th annual CMA Awards happening Wednesday, November 2nd! At rehearsals on Sunday night, Jason Aldean and Brooks & Dunn were all smiles backstage, noting they are looking forward to a night of all-star collaborations and performances representing country’s past, present and future. “It’s always cool when some of the older guys come back and perform,” Aldean said in an interview backstage. “A lot of the guys, I’ve never had the chance to tour with or actually see perform, so that’s always cool for me to see them onstage because I grew up such a fan.”

“I like not knowing [who’s performing], too,” Kix Brooks added. “It’s kind of fun going in cold and getting surprised like everybody else.”

“Plus it’s black tie,” Ronnie Dunn added. “I just got a memo. There’s going to be some bad suits out there. You turn all these hillbillies loose with a dress code?”

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