Country fans might not be thrilled with the pop stars just added to the ACM lineup

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 03: Co-hosts Luke Bryan (L) and Dierks Bentley speak onstage during the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 3, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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It’s not unusual anymore for a little pop music to seep into our country music award shows. In the past, we have seen everyone from Beyoncé to Justin Timberlake make appearances with big-time performances and collaborations.

And it looks like it’s about to happen again.

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On March 7, the first round of performers for the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards were announced. Many of the names were expected, including Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Florida Georgia Line and Maren Morris, but then there was an unexpected group added to the mix.

The Backstreet Boys will make their debut performance on the country awards show, collaborating with FGL. As fans know, the Backstreet Boys’ collaboration with FGL on “God, Your Mama and Me” is currently making its way up the charts. The two super groups also announced on March 7 that they will be going on tour together this summer for some select stadium dates, with stops at Boston’s Fenway Park on July 7, Minneapolis’ Target Field on July 29, and Chicago’s Wrigley Field on Aug. 12.

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The ACM collaboration between the Backstreet Boys and Florida Georgia Line is sure to create some chatter with traditional country music fans and is sure to be one of the many performances that everyone will be talking about the next day.

What do you think?

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