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Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Others to Play Disaster Relief Concert

Rick Diamond/Getty Images(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- CMT has announced plans for a Disaster Relief Concert to broadcast live from Nashville on May 12. Hank Williams, Jr. spearheaded the event after seeing the devastation from last week's deadly tornadoes in Alabama.

"I just couldn't believe what I was seeing on TV,” Williams said. “Alabama is home -- I am really pumped about helping."

Alabama, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Ronnie Dunn, Sara Evans and Tim McGraw have also signed on to perform on the show, and more artists will be announced soon. All proceeds will go to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief efforts.

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Faith Hill Gears Up for CMT Performance with The Pretenders

Photo Courtesy - Warner Bros. Records Nashville(DALLAS) -- Faith Hill will team up with Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Pretenders Saturday night in Dallas for a live edition of CMT Crossroads, which teams country stars with rock and pop acts.

The two acts will trade vocals on each other's songs.  Hill tells Billboard The Pretenders were at the top of her wish list when it came to doing a Crossroads episode.

"It's like '70s rock 'n' roll but with a little punk, and just so unique," she said.  "The music is exciting, and lyrically there's some deep stuff there, and [lead singer Chrissie Hynde's] phrasing is so incredibly unique.  They're just great."

As for the Crossroads performance, Hill admits, "It's going to be chaotic and it's live and that's going to bring an element of true excitement to the show.  We'll see.  We're just gonna have fun."

CMT Crossroads: The Pretenders and Faith Hill Live from the Pepsi Super Bowl Fan Jam airs Saturday night at 10:00 ET on CMT.´╗┐

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