"The Amazing Race": New cast includes country singers, hockey players and a new twist

11 teams will embark on a sprint around the globe on the 22nd installment of THE AMAZING RACE, premiering Sunday, Feb. 17 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured: Top Row, L-R: Mona and Beth, Chuck and Wynona, Jamil and Idries, John and Jessica, Dan and Matthew; Middle Row, L-R: Max and Katie, David and Connor, Bates and Anthony, Jennifer and Caroline; Bottom Row, L-R: Meghan and Joey, Pamela and Winnie Photo: Sonja Flemming/CBS
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Country singers, a former NHL player and a pair of YouTube hosts are among the competitors racing around the world on the new season of "The Amazing Race," CBS revealed Wednesday.

The singers are Jennifer Kuhle and Caroline Cutbirth of the country band Stealing Angels. Kuhle is the granddaughter of John Wayne, while Cutbirth is a direct descendant of Daniel Boone.

They'll be racing alongside former NHL player Bates Battaglia, who played for the Carolina Hurricanes, Colorado Avalanche, Washington Capitals and Toronto Maple Leafs, and his brother Anthony, a professional hockey player for the Huntsville Havoc.

Other teams include twin doctors, two firefighters, a pair of roller derby moms, father and son cancer survivors and YouTube hosts Joey Graceffa and Meghan Camarena.

Teams will travel more than 30,000 miles, over five continents and through nine countries. According to CBS, they will "skydive from 10,000 feet in Bora Bora, participate in a Shemozzle race in New Zealand, hunt for scorpions with the Bushmen of Botswana and scale the treacherous north face of the Eiger Mountain in Switzerland."

They'll also encounter a new twist. The first team to check in at the first pit stop will receive two Express Passes -- one to keep, and one that must be given to another team by the end of the fourth leg of the race.

The 22nd season of "The Amazing Race" will premiere Feb. 17 at 8 p.m. ET. Click through our gallery above to meet all the teams.

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