Blake Shelton, Kenny Loggins to Sing Footloose on the CMA Awards

Blake Shelton will perform during “The 45th Annual CMA Awards”
Blake Shelton will perform during “The 45th Annual CMA Awards” on Nov. 9, broadcast live on ABC Television from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. Photo courtesy of Warner Music Nashville.
The Country Music Association says Blake Shelton has invited Kenny Loggins to join him on stage at The 45th Annual CMA Awards to sing the title song from Footloose. Loggins scored a #1 hit with the song he co-wrote back in 1984 for the original Footloose, and Shelton’s version from the film’s 2011 remake is also heating up the charts.
 
Additionally, CMA revealed the Shelton/Loggins collaboration will be the opening number on the CMA Awards, broadcast live from Nashville on November 9th (8:00-11:00 PM/ET).
 
Watch Blake Shelton’s “Footloose” video:
 


 
Other artists set to perform on the awards show include the show’s hosts Brad Paisley & Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean, The Band Perry, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Sara Evans, Faith Hill, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride, Scotty McCreery, Sugarland, Taylor Swift, Thompson Square,Keith Urban, Chris Young, Zac Brown Band, Kenny Chesney, Grace Potter, Vince Gill, Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Natasha Bedingfield, Lionel Richie, Little Big Town, and Darius Rucker.
 
More on Kenny Loggins [Courtesy of CMA]:
 
Loggins has built a successful, decades-spanning career on the foundation of his songs. He first received national attention as part of the duo Loggins & Messina with Jim Messina, achieving hits such as “Your Mama Don’t Dance” and selling more than 16 million albums. As a songwriter, he wrote or co-wrote such classics as “Danny’s Song” (a Top 10 hit on both the Billboard Country and Hot 100 charts for Anne Murray in 1972), “A Love Song” (also a Top 10 hit on the Billboard Country Singles chart for Murray in 1974), and “What A Fool Believes” (which hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1979 for co-writer Michael McDonald’s band The Doobie Brothers). As a solo artist, Loggins wrote and/or recorded such favorites as “Whenever I Call You ‘Friend'” (a duet with Stevie Nicks), “This is It,” “I’m Alright,” “Heart to Heart,” “Meet Me Halfway,” “Danger Zone,” “Conviction of the Heart,” “For the First Time,” “House at Pooh Corner,” and more.
 
Source: Country Music Association – November 2, 2011