The annual summer bash and fan gathering CMA Fest cancelled for a second year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But with restrictions loosening a bit recently, the Country Music Association went ahead with a two night concert instead, held at Nashville’s Ascend Amphitheater. The CMA Summer Jam will air later this summer on ABC.
Carrie closed out the night with a set that included many of her beloved hits including “Blown Away,” “Before He Cheats,” and “Two Black Cadillacs.” According to CMT, she also had a bit of fun with the audience, noting that she had been watching Blake Shelton’s and Luke Bryan’s performances from backstage.
“But I think everybody knew that closing this thing down was a woman’s work,” she quipped.
The American Idol season 4 winner also invited the legendary Dwight Yoakam onstage to sing a few songs including “Guitars, Cadillacs,” and Yoakam’s 1993 hit “A Thousand Miles From Nowhere.”
Watch Carrie Underwood and Dwight Yoakam sing “A Thousand Miles From Nowhere” below.
Guitars…Cadillacs…And Cowboy Hats
Carrie posted on Instagram: “Never in a million years would I have thought I would get to share the stage with someone this cool! @dwightyoakam you are a LEGEND and, now, a friend as well! Thank you! #CMASummerJam Guitars…Cadillacs…And Cowboy Hats”
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The CMA Country Jam continues tonight (July 28) with another jam packed night of entertainment. Gabby Barrett, Jimmie Allen, Brothers Osborne, Luke Combs, Florida Georgia Line, Miranda Lambert, Jon Pardi and Thomas Rhett will perform.