A a slew of country music’s greatest superstars hit Nashville, Tennessee for last night’s inaugural American Country Countdown Awards.
Hosted by Florida Georgia Line, the nascent award ceremony not only featured a number of great performances (we’re looking at you Miranda Lambert and Kelly Clarkson!), but it also honored country music trailblazers Kenny Chesney and Reba McEntire, by presenting the musical icons with the Groundbreaker Award and Nash Icon Award, respectively.
Jason Aldean captured Artist of the Year, while Brett Eldredge’s “Beat of the Music” received the prestigious Song of the Year honor.
Whether you missed last night’s show or want to relive the fun, here are the three can’t miss performances from the American Country Countdown Awards!
1. Miranda Lambert and Kelly Clarkson team up to pay tribute to Reba McEntire
Miranda Lambert teamed up with Kelly Clarkson to serenade McEntire, the recipient of the inaugural American Country Countdown Award’s Nash Icon Award, with two of her classic songs: “How Blue” and “Take It Back.”
Not content to sit on the sidelines, McEntire joined Lambert and her daughter-in-law (in case you forgot, Clarkson married to McEntire’s son, Brandon Blackstock, in 2013) for a cover of her ’90s hit “Fancy.”
2. Carrie Underwood performs a medley of hits!
It was almost as though Carrie Underwood took the stage at the American Country Countdown Awards and pressed play on her Greatest Hits: Decade 1 album! Looking absolutely stunning in a blue Leanne Marshall dress, the mother-to-be sang an assortment of hits that featured “Before He Cheats,” “Cowboy Casanova,” and “Blown Away.”
3. Luke Bryan performs “Roller Coaster”
Moments after country sensation Luke Bryan became the first person to win the American Country Countdown Award for Best Male Vocalist, the singer demonstrated his award-winning vocals with a performance of his single “Roller Coaster.”
Which performance do you think stole the show at the inaugural American Country Countdown Awards?
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