Martina McBride, Jennifer Nettles & Cam Will Open American Country Countdown Awards

Martina McBride 2016
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Martina McBride performs during All My Friends: Celebrating the Songs & Voice of Gregg Allman at The Fox Theatre on Jan. 10, 2014 in Atlanta.

Sunday night's 2016 American Country Music Awards will kick-off with style thanks to a superstar trio featuring Martina McBride, Jennifer Nettles and Cam performing McBride's classic female-empowerment anthem "This One's For the Girls." 

"I always look forward to singing this song because it resonates with so many different people of all different ages," McBride said about the 2003 smash that featured backing vocals from Faith Hill. "With Jennifer and Cam joining me for the first time, the song will be even more fun and I’m so happy we’ll be performing this together."

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The two-hour awards show will air live on May 1 from the Forum in Inglewood, California, at 8 p.m. ET on Fox. Among the other scheduled performers are Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Bryan, Cam, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Sam Hunt, Chris Janson, McBride, Thomas Rhett, Cole Swindell, Carrie Underwood, and Toby Keith’s tribute to Merle Haggard alongside Haggard’s longtime band the Strangers. 

Presenters at the second annual awards show include Paula Abdul, Chase Bryant, Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Cat Deeley (So You Think You Can Dance), Sara Evans, American Idol winner Trent Harmon, Jana Kramer, Chris Lane, Maddie & Tae, Matthew McConaughey, Scotty McCreery, Reba McEntire, Nettles, Michael Ray, Canaan Smith, Luke Wilson and Dwight Yoakam. 


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