To celebrate the ceremony's move from Nashville to the Big Apple, the CMA has asked Billy Joel to present the Entertainer of the Year Award with Shania Twain.
The CMA noted numerous country artists and composers have been influenced by Joel's music and Garth Brooks scored a No. 1 country single with Joel's "Shameless" in 1991.
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