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Posted: Sunday, April 18, 2010 5:08 pm | Updated: 3:49 am, Sat Oct 8, 2011.

Brooks & Dunn, one of the most successful duos in country music, will get a grand send-off during the “45th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards” (7 p.m. Sunday, CBS).

The pair are breaking up, but not before the ACMs can celebrate their accomplishments of gold and platinum records.

In this year’s race, Brooks & Dunn are nominated for Top Vocal Duo of the Year. Additionally, Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn, who make up Brooks & Dunn, will also get the academy’s Milestone Award to honor their 20-year record-breaking career.

Even before the night is over, Brooks & Dunn will have set records for the ACMs. They will be honored for holding the record for most wins of any artist in academy history — 26 awards in all, including three Entertainer of the Year awards.

They will also be recognized for holding the record for most Top Vocal Duo wins, with 15 awards, including eight straight (2000-07).

The ceremony will be broadcast live from Las Vegas. Reba McEntire will be the host.

Kenny Chesney is up for four prizes, including Entertainer of the Year and Top Male Vocalist. If he wins Entertainer of the Year, it will be his fifth win in that category.

He is also nominated as an artist and producer for Vocal Event of the Year for “I’m Alive,” with multiplatinum recording artist Dave Matthews.

Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley and Lady Antebellum are also up for multiple awards.

Other highlights for the week of April 18-24 (listings subject to change):

SUNDAY: “Breaking Bad” (10 p.m., AMC). Walt and Jesse find that their rift is widening.

MONDAY: “Newlywed Game” (6 p.m., GSN). A third season of naughty answers from newly marrieds begins.

• “Romantically Challenged” (8:30 p.m., ABC). After a 15-year marriage, a single mom enters the dating scene again.

TUESDAY: “Glee” (8 p.m., Fox). Madonna music gets a grand tribute. But the best of it comes from Sue Sylvester re-creating the “Vogue” video.

WEDNESDAY: “Idol Gives Back” (7 p.m., Fox). Favorite “Idol” finalists return to perform along with acts such as the Black Eyed Peas and Jeff Beck.

FRIDAY: “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution” (8 p.m., ABC). The renowned chef’s reality series closes for the season.

SATURDAY: “You Don’t Know Jack” (9 p.m., HBO). Al Pacino takes on the role of Jack Kevorkian in this movie about his life and work.

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