Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood Reveal Why “The 50th Annual CMA Awards” Will Be Unlike Any Other

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As the Country Music Association prepares to celebrate a half-century of its signature show in a couple weeks, you can bet it will be an evening you won’t soon forget. Sunday at the Medallion Ceremony at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Garth Brooks promised it won’t be your usual yearly installment of country music’s biggest awards show.

“Hats off to all the artists,” Garth said. “I don’t know if you guys know this, but all of the artists are pretty much saying the same thing. ‘Hey, screw my current stuff, whoever we need to pay homage to, whoever we need to — count us in!'”

So instead of hearing everyone’s latest hits and new singles, expect a heavy dose of classic hits through the years, along with the heritage artists who made them famous.

“You know, all the guys — Jason [Aldean], Alan [Jackson], Keith [Urban] — all the guys, all the girls are all doing past music from other artists,” Garth adds.

“And we’re excited about that because we have the opportunity to sing some of our favorite songs by some of our favorite artists…” wife and duet partner Trisha Yearwood interjects. “I think it’s gonna be a great CMA!”

You can experience The 50th Annual CMA Awards Wednesday, November 2 at 8 p.m. ET, when they air live on ABC from Nashville’s Bridegstone Arena.

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