Stevie 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 Dick Clark , featuring country superstars George Strait and Garth Brooks . Clark, who died last year, began producing the ACM Awards in 1979. In addition, the ACM Artist of the Decade Award will be renamed the ACM Dick 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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