March 30, 2012 06:00:03 GMT
The pairings include Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw, Blake Shelton and Lionel Richie, as well as Rascal Flatts and Steve Martin.
With over twenty artists including Kenny Chesney lined up as musical guests, it's almost impossible for ACM Awards to give them a solo set each and squeeze all those performances into a three-hour show. Taking advantage of the situation, organizers pair up some of the performers to give audience a variety of special duets and collaborations.
Chesney is confirmed to share stage with Tim McGraw at the upcoming awards show, Blake Shelton is going to join forces with Lionel Richie, Rascal Flatts will collaborate with Steve Martin, and Toby Keith is scheduled to deliever a duet with surprise Las Vegas guest performers.
Previously announced pairing is Martina McBride and Train's Pat Monahan. They will perform "Marry Me" while a New Jersey couple, Christina Davidson and Frank Tucci, tie the knot live onstage. It will mark the first time ever in the history of ACM Awards, and perhaps any awards history, such a live wedding ceremony takes place.
2012 ACM Awards will take place at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on April 1. The likes of Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, The Band Perry, Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Sara Evans and Lady Antebellum are also set to sing. Meanwhile, Taylor Swift will be a presenter along with Richie, Beth Behrs, Hunter Hayes and Nancy O'Dell.