A Look Back at the 55th Annual CMA Awards Show Performances

A Look Back at the 55th Annual CMA Awards Show Performances

Did you catch last week’s CMA Awards?

Along with all the trophies handed out, the broadcast also included amazing performances from host Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Chris Stapleton, Thomas Rhett, Luke Combs, Gabby Barrett, Dan + Shay, Zac Brown Band, Chris Young and Kane Brown, Jimmie Allen, Eric Church, Ashley McBryde and Carly Pearce, Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Mickey Guyton, Brittney Spencer & Madeline Edwards, Brothers Osborne, Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley, Hardy & Breland, Old Dominion, and Jennifer Hudson

Miranda opened the 55th Annual CMA Awards show with a medley of her hits…

Chris Stapleton took home 4 CMA Awards last week, including Single, Song, Album and Male Vocalist Of The Year. Chris also had two performances for the evening – the first was his song “Cold”

Thomas Rhett performed his number-one song “Country Again.”

Before he walked away with CMA Entertainer Of The Year, Luke Combs sang his new song “Doin’ This”

Gabby Barrett performed her number-one “The Good Ones”

Dan + Shay were at the 55th Annual CMA Awards, and they sang their number-one hit “I Should Probably Go To Bed”

At this year’s CMA Awards, Chris Young got to sing with his “Famous Friend” Kane Brown

CMA New Artist Of The Year Award winner Jimmie Allen sparkled with “Freedom Was A Highway” during last week’s broadcast

Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood performed their number-one hit “If I Didn’t Love You.”

Keith Urban took the stage at the 55th Annual CMA Awards to sing his very autobiographical single “Wild Hearts.”

Zac Brown Band sang “Same Boat” – their current smash-hit from their album, The Comeback

Eric Church was on fire on the 55th CMA Awards stage performing his current single at country radio, “Heart On Fire.”

CMA Female Vocalist Of The Year Award winner Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde sang their song “Never Wanted To Be That Girl.”

With an introduction from Faith Fennidy…Mickey Guyton, Brittney Spencer & Madeline Edwards perform “Love My Hair” at the 55th Annual CMA Awards.

CMA Vocal Duo Of The Year Award winners Brothers Osborne sang “Younger Me” from their album, Skeletons

Blake Shelton took the stage to perform his latest single at country radio, “Come Back As A Country Boy.”

Dierks Bentley had some help on stage from his “Beers On Me” co-singers Hardy, and Breland

CMA Vocal Group Of The Year Award winners Old Dominion sang “I Was On A Boat That Day” from their album, Time, Tequila & Therapy.

The host of the 55th CMA Awards Show even got in on the performing act, as Luke Bryan sang his latest single, “Up”

Chris Stapleton returned to the stage at the 55th Annual CMA Awards to perform a tribute to Aretha Franklin with Jennifer Hudson that included “Night Life” and “You Are My Sunshine.”

Photo Courtesy of CMA Awards

Daily Dose

Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter talk about “Thinking ‘Bout You”

Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter talk about “Thinking ‘Bout You”

Dustin Lynch recalls the exact moment during the writing of “Thinking ‘Bout You” when they thought it could work as a collaboration, “We realized, after we got to the chorus, wait a second, this is the duet moment we’ve been looking for. We can have the girl on the other end of the line, and her come in on the second verse, and now it’s a conversation. And I do think that’s why it’s so approachable and people relate to it and those phone calls can be life changing sometimes.”

As the song is knocking on the door to the number-one spot on the country music airplay chart, MacKenzie Porter shares that she and Dustin haven’t had a lot of opportunities to perform the hit song together, “The crazy part is like, we’ve actually probably sang it separately, more than we’ve sang it together, because our touring schedules are different. So then when we do get to do it together, it’s like oh yeah this is how, this is how it’s supposed to go, I’m not supposed to sing Dustin’s first verse, which I do in my own show. It just feels so natural.”

Photo Courtesy of Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter