Rihanna Sugarland Jennifer Nettles Duet Academy Of Country Music Awards 2011

Country crooning will met R&B with a splash of pop when Rihanna takes the stage for a special performance with Sugarland frontwoman Jennifer Nettles at next month’s Academy of Country Music Awards (ACMs).

The duo are set to perform “California King Bed,” a single featured on Rihanna’s platinum-selling fifth studio album, Loud.

Sugarland — known for covering unexpected songs in concert, including Kings of Leon’s “Sex on Fire” and the Bee Gees’ “Stayin’ Alive” — is right in the middle of its Incredible Machine Tour, featuring special guests Little Big Town.

The ACMs will broadcast live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, on Sunday, April 3 at 8/7c on CBS.