Christina Aguilera and Rascal Flatts will join forces for a unique performance at this year’s ACM Awards.
Aguilera will perform “Shotgun,” a song written specifically for “Jade St. John,” Aguilera’s character on ABC’s Nashville. The track, which will make its debut on the broadcast, is also set to be featured in an upcoming episode of the television drama. After Aguilera premieres her new song onstage, the performance will transition into a new version of Rascal Flatt’s current single, “Riot.”
“We are putting a different spin on the song for the awards,” Aguilera said of the Rascal Flatts hit to USA Today, “but it’s a quiet, beautiful song about true love that lasts a lifetime.”
Although this is Aguilera’s first time performing at the ACM’s, she is no stranger to the country music scene. She previously recorded a duet with Blake Shelton, her former co-host from NBC’s The Voice. The pop-country ballad “Just a Fool” was recorded for her 2013 studio album, Lotus.
To see Aguilera’s newest country collaboration, watch the 50th annual ACM Awards on CBS, broadcast live from Arlington, Texas on April 19.