SIR Elton John and Dolly Parton will duet for the first time at the Country Music Association Awards (CMAs) in New York City.

The veteran couple will perform John's new single TURN THE LIGHTS OUT WHEN YOU LEAVE.

They won't be the only country/rock crossover artists teaming up at the CMAs on 15 November (05) - Paul Simon will duet with Willie Nelson and Bon Jovi will perform with SUGARLAND singer Jennifer Nettles.