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CMA plans George Jones tribute

CMA plans George Jones tribute

TRIBUTE TO A LEGEND: George Jones will be remembered at the 2013 CMA Awards. He died in April at 81. Photo: Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — George Jones may be gone, but he certainly won’t be forgotten at this year’s Country Music Association Awards.

The CMA says two of its most-nominated singers — George Strait and Alan Jackson — will team up in a tribute to the late country legend.

Jones died earlier this year at age 81. Now that Strait is performing, all five of the entertainer-of-the-year nominees will be singing during the Nov. 6 ceremony in Nashville. The others are Taylor Swift, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton.

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