R&B star Aloe Blacc is set to give his Avicii dance collaboration Wake Me Up a country twist by joining forces with Lady Antebellum for a one-off performance this weekend (09-11Jan15).

Blacc has been added to the line up for the CMT Ultimate Kickoff Party Live From the College Football Playoff National Championship in Dallas, Texas on Friday night (09Jan15) and he will hit the stage with Need You Now hitmakers Lady Antebellum for a new take on Wake Me Up and the group's latest song, Freestyle.

The unlikely collaborators will appear alongside Toby Keith, Big & Rich and Jake Owen, among others.

The event has been organised as part of the celebrations ahead of the U.S. College Football Championship game, which takes place in Texas on Monday (12Jan15) between Ohio State University and the University of Oregon.