The ACM Awards has garnered a collection of standout duet performances from country music’s most talented artists. Whether it is a collaboration between country MVPs (like Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood in 2008) or a powerful cross genre performance (like Hunter Hayes and Stevie Wonder in 2013) country fans are always treated to an evening of top notch music entertainment. The following are some collaborations that rocked past ACMs.
Hayes took to the stage to premiere his song, “I Want Crazy,” followed by a surprise rendition of the classic song “Sir Duke” with none other than the legendary Stevie Wonder.
Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles brought Rihanna onto the ACM stage to sing the pop sensation’s song, “California King Bed.” According to Taste of Country, Nettles said, “We’re just big fans of each other. We wanted to do something that was fun and different and fresh, and I reached out to her and said, ‘Hey, anything you want to do?’ and she said, ‘I have this song that I specifically would love to do,’ and I said, ‘Yes ma’am, we will do it.”
Carrie Underwood and Aerosmith’s frontman Steven Tyler performed a jaw-dropping performance of the country star’s song, “Undo It”. The duo switched themes as Underwood sported a rocker-girl look, while Tyler wore a high-fashioned, western outfit. The duo also performed the Aerosmith classic, “Walk This Way.”
The married couple serenaded each other on the ACMs stage. Later in the night Garth Brooks received his first-ever Crystal Milestone Award.
Parents-to-be, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw sang a duet to their classic, “It’s Your Love.” The country power couple’s song stayed at the top of country charts for six weeks and won multiple ACMs, including “Single of the Year” and “Video of the Year”.
Country legend George Jones brings rhythm and blues legend, Ray Charles, to sing their song “I Didn’t See A Thing” together on the ACM stage.