Avril Lavigne and Shania Twain; Photos Courtesy of Getty Images for ACM; Miranda Lambert and Avril Lavigne, Photo Courtesy of Instagram
Avril Lavigne and Shania Twain; Photos Courtesy of Getty Images for ACM; Miranda Lambert and Avril Lavigne, Photo Courtesy of Instagram

Avril Lavigne Honors Shania Twain With Special Performance & Hangs With Miranda Lambert In Nashville

Avril Lavigne honored Shania Twain on Wednesday evening (Aug. 24) with a special performance at the ACM Honors in Nashville, Tennessee.

The pop-punk princess took to the stage at The Ryman Auditorium to perform Twain’s 1990 hit “No One Needs To Know” as a special tribute to Twain, who was being honored with the ACM Poet’s Award.

During the performance and on the red carpet, Lavigne channeled Twain’s 1998 “That Don’t Impress Me Much” music video donning a hooded leopard outfit with a punk rock twist that included a leather mini-skirt, black combat boots and a spiked motorcycle jacket.

Lavigne shares a special connection with Twain as a fellow Canadian and longtime fan, who at age 14 won a radio station contest to share the stage with the country hitmaker.

The pair recently spent some time together during Boots And Hearts festival in Ontario, Canada, where Lavigne stopped by to watch Twain perform a set full of iconic hits.

“Look who came to @bootsandhearts!! I’m so happy I got to spend some time with @avrillavigne yesterday 😍” Twain wrote alongside a photo with Lavigne at the event. ”So fun to see the videos of the girls partying side of stage, love it! 💃”

Ahead of the ACM Honors, Lavigne took to Instagram stories to showcase her outfit with fans.

“I’m here today in Nashville for the ACM Honors to present Shania Twain with the ACM Poets Awards,” Lavigne said in the clip. ”I’m channeling my inner Shania Twain right now with my leopard. Let’s go girls!”

The “Love Sux” singer also made a TikTok in the Twain-inspired ensemble, which was soundtracked by Shania Twain’s “Man! I Feel Like A Woman.”

In the TikTok clip, Lavigne is seen strutting alongside a tour bus outside “The Mother Church” prior to taking the stage.

@avrillavigne

Let’s Go Girls 🧡🖤 @Shania Twain

♬ Man! I Feel Like A Woman! – Shania Twain

Following the coveted awards ceremony, Lavigne made her way to Miranda Lambert’s Casa Rosa in Downtown Nashville to party with Lambert.

The “Bois Lie” singer took to social media to share a selfie with the country hitmaker at her Lower Broadway bar as well as a clip of her and Lambert sharing chips, salsa and guacamole in the VIP balcony..

After Lavigne’s tribute, Twain graciously thanked the 37-year-old hitmaker, who she dubbed “plain ol’ kickass,” while accepting the high honor of the ACM Poet’s Award. She continued by praising Lavigne’s performance before telling Lavigne that she “should’ve gone into country [music], honestly. You’re doing good in your own genre.”

Hosted by reigning ACM Female Artist of the Year, Carly Pearce, the star-studded event will air in a two-hour special on FOX on Tuesday, September 13 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT).

Dubbed “Country Music industry’s favorite night,” ACM Honors recognized several special honorees, including ACM Triple Crown Award recipient Miranda Lambert, ACM Spirit Award recipient Chris Stapleton, ACM Poet’s Award recipient Shania Twain, ACM Milestone Award recipient Morgan Wallen and ACM Film Award recipient Yellowstone.

Performers and presenters included Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, The Warren Brothers, Brooks & Dunn, Dan + Shay, Eric Church, Jordan Davis, ERNEST, Jesse Frasure, Vince Gill, Ashley Gorley, Mickey Guyton, HARDY, Wynonna Judd, Avril Lavigne, Little Big Town, Morgan Wallen, Lainey Wilson and more.

ACM Award winner and Grammy nominee Trace Adkins was also on hand to perform his cover of “A Country Boy Can Survive,” from the upcoming FOX country music drama MONARCH, in which he stars alongside Susan Sarandon and Anna Friel.

ACM Honors will premiere Tuesday, September 13 at 8/7c on FOX.

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