On Sunday, Nov. 21, the country superstars joined forces once again to perform “If I Didn’t Love You” at the AMAs, marking their second time performing the tune on national television.
Appearing from Downtown Nashville outside the Bridge Building near the pedestrian bridge, the superstars flawlessly delivered a performance of the heartbreak song against the Music City skyline.
Aldean accompanied Underwood on a grand piano as she stood by his side wearing an elegant black gown adorned with silver accents and black sparkly boots.
Their performance followed the live debut of the duet, which took place during the 2021 CMA Awards on Wednesday evening (Nov. 10).
Watch their unforgettable performance below.
Aldean and Underwood’s performance, which was part of the AMAs new ‘My Hometown’ segment, found the hitmakers looking back on their humble beginnings, with Aldean reminiscing on growing up in Macon, Georgia and Underwood opening up about her childhood in Checotah, Oklahoma.
“If I Didn’t Love You” was co-written by Aldean’s bandmates Kurt Allison and Tully Kennedy alongside John Morgan and Lydia Vaughan. It was produced by the superstar’s longtime collaborator Michael Knox.
The emotional track, which is the singer’s current single at country radio, finds Aldean and Underwood crooning over an ex, admitting that moving on has not been easy. The track opens with Aldean’s signature vocals. Underwood joins him on the chorus as they admit to experiencing heartache following a breakup.
The multi-week chart-topper became Aldean’s 26th No.1 hit and serves as the lead single of his just-released 10th studio album, Macon, Georgia.
Ahead of the 2021 AMAs, it was revealed that Underwood won two awards, including Favorite Female Country Artist and Favorite Inspirational Artist. Aldean was nominated for Favorite Male Country Artist, however, Luke Bryan took home the trophy for the award.
The 2021 American Music Awards also featured performances from Olivia Rodrigo, Bad Bunny with Tainy and Juliete Venegas, Kane Brown, Jennifer Lopez, Silk Sonic, BTS, Coldplay, New Edition, New Kids on the Block, Diplo, Måneskin, Mickey Guyton, Tyler, the Creator, Walker Hayes, and Zoe Wees.
The awards ceremony also included a star-studded list of presenters, including Machine Gun Kelly, Brandy, Ansel Elgort and Rachel Zegler, Anthony Ramos, Billy Porter, D-Nice, Drew Lachey, Joey Fatone and Shawn Stockman, JB Smoove, JoJo Siwa, Liza Koshy, Marsai Martin, Madelyn Cline, Michelle Young, and Winnie Harlow.
Sponsored by Xfinity, the 2021 American Music Awards is produced by MRC Live & Alternative and Jesse Collins Entertainment.
Hosted by Cardi B, the American Music Awards aired live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles at 8/7c on ABC.
The show will stream again on Monday, November 22, 2021, via Hulu.