Watch Blake Shelton and Usher Team Up to Sing “Stand By Me” at Hand in Hand Telethon

Watch Blake Shelton and Usher Team Up to Sing “Stand By Me” at Hand in Hand Telethon

More than 100 celebrities in three cities teamed up for a multi-network telethon last night (Sept. 12) that has raised more than $44 million for those affected by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma.

The hour-long telethon—Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief—was staged live from Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry, Times Square in New York and the Universal Studios lot in Los Angeles.

Among the standout performances, Blake Shelton teamed with Usher for a rendition of Ben E. King’s “Stand By Me” at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry.

Check out the performance below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MkC65emkG4&t=3153s

photo by Jason Simanek

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Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Congrats to Chris Young who is a 3-time CMA Award nominee this year.

His song “Famous Friends”, which he sings with Kane Brown, racked up nominations in the categories of Single, Musical Event, and Video of the Year.

Talking about his nominations, Chris says “I was blown away by the fact that there were three award nominations for the song. I mean, there’s so much that’s gone into it and so many people that have fallen in love with it and supported it and, you know, just having a hit with your friend in the first place is great with a song like “Famous Friends” with my buddy Kane Brown, but then to be nominated for three different CMA Awards, including Single of the Year. It’s just incredible.”

Chris, Kane and all the other nominees will learn if they’re taking home trophies, when the 55th Annual CMA Awards are handed out in Nashville on Wednesday November 10 – broadcasted live on ABC.

Photo Credit: Jeff Johnson