Iconic singers Alan Jackson and George Strait teamed up during CMA’s 50th-anniversary ceremony in an epic performance to honor past winners of the awards show.
Jackson and Strait sang their hearts out in their extraordinary number in 2016, singing their classic songs, “Remember When” and “Troubadour.”
The audience, as well as the other artists present at the time, was looking forward to the once-in-a-blue-moon performance.
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Jackson was the first to sing on-stage with his 2003 hit song, “Remember When,” wearing a white cowboy hat and a suit jacket.
In the middle of his performance, images and video clips of acceptance speeches by country legends over the past five decades appeared on the screen. Some of the artists featured were Johnny Cash, June Carter Cash, and George Jones.
As soon as the short, nostalgic presentation was over, Strait emerged from backstage and joined Jackson as he started singing his hit, “Troubadour.”
Eventually, the two singers sang together in a rare duet, which awed the crowd. During the introduction of the two singers’ special performance, presenter of the night Brad Paisley said Jackson and Strait are “two of the best we’ve got.”
Indeed the two artists have proven that they are both legendary artists. Since 1992, Jackson took home 15 CMA Awards, which included three years of bagging Entertainer of the Year.
As for Strait, who is known as the “King of Country Music,” he had won 23 CMA Awards, and has been reportedly nominated and has won more times compared to other artists in the CMA history.
At the time of the 50th-anniversary ceremony, aside from Jackson and Strait, other performers who also sang that night were Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Jason Aldean, and Brooks & Dunn.
Although, it was no secret that Jackson and Strait’s performance was the most memorable one on that night.
Meanwhile, in 2010’s CMA Awards, Carrie Underwood and Steven Tyler shared the stage in an equally impressive performance.
The pair had a duet singing a medley of their songs – Underwood’s “Undo It” and Aerosmith’s “Walk This Way.”