Nelly, Blanco Brown and BRELAND stunned with an impressive performance of “High Horse” on CMT Crossroads.
The rapper and his collaborators gave an energy-filled performance of “High Horse,” a song featured Nelly’s latest EP Heartland, during Wednesday (Sept. 1) evening’s CMT Crossroads special.
“High Horse” is a summary anthem that brings an entirely new energy into music with its funky dance groove, twang guitar riffs, electric bass walk downs, and Nelly’s signature rap. The song also pays tribute to the country lifestyle with words like “honky tonks” and “blue jeans.”
“Get up off of that high horse / Get up off of this train / Get up off of that high horse / And put that thing on me,” the trio of artists sing in the repeat-chorus, making the song a perfect one to chant along too.
Watch the performance below.
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Additionally, the performance marked the third televised appearance of the chart-climbing single, as the trio of stars previously performed the track during Good Morning America and Jimmy Kimmel Live!.
Nelly made history as the first rapper to ever headline the iconic CMT series.
Throughout the show, the St. Louis-born rapper brought out his longtime friends and collaborators Florida Georgia Line, Kane Brown, Blanco Brown and BRELAND, who joined Nelly to perform new songs from his just-released country-influenced EP, Heartland. The project features Nelly’s 2x Platinum hit with Florida Georgia Line, “Lil Bit,” in addition to “Grits & Glamour” with Kane Brown, and more.
The 60-minute special also featured high-energy, one-of-a-kind performances of Nelly’s biggest hits, including “Hot In Herre,” “Country Grammar (Hot Shit).” CMT also through in a few surprises to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Nelly’s diamond-certified album, Country Grammar.
CMT Crossroads: Nelly & Friends aired on Wednesday, September 1st at 10p/9c, exclusively on CMT.