Universal MotownStevie Wonder is set to bring a little bit of soul to the 48th Annual ACM Awards, set to air this Sunday night on CBS. The Motown legend will team up with young star Hunter Hayes for a special performance at the ceremony, which honors the best in country music. Stevie reportedly is on Hayes' dream list of duet partners, and Wonder already knew a few of Hunter's songs before agreeing to sing with him on the big show.
The ceremony also will include a tribute performance to the late **** Clark, featuring country superstars George Strait and Garth Brooks. Clark, who **** last year, began producing the ACM Awards in 1979. In addition, the ACM Artist of the Decade Award will be renamed the ACM **** Clark Artist of the Decade Award in his honor.
The 48th Annual ACM Awards air live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas at 8 p.m. ET.
In other news, Wonder will be one of the performers at an invitation-only benefit event this Thursday in New York City to raise money for the SeriousFun Children's Network, a charity that the late Paul Newman founded. The gala, which will be co-hosted by Newman's widow, Joanne Woodward, and movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, also will feature entertainment by Jimmy Fallon, Suzanne Vega and Ingrid Michaelson. The SeriousFun Children's Network runs a variety of free camps and programs around the world for children with serious illnesses.
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