Longtime friends Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood reunited during their Grand Ole Opry performance on Saturday (Sept. 5) and the pair didn’t disappoint even performing “Whiskey Lullaby.” Their performance marks the Opry’s 4,940th consecutive Saturday night broadcast.
The pair performed a stunning rendition of the Alison Krauss and Paisley collaborative track, which they used to sing together on tour early on in Underwood’s career when she opened for Paisley. After reminiscing of how they use to perform the song early on in their careers on tour, Paisley joked “and then you got stuck singing with me a lot more after that.”
The song originally appeared on Paisley’s 2003 album, Mud On The Tires, and was the third single from the record. The track went on to win ‘Song Of The Year’ in 2005 and has since been RIAA certified 2x Platinum.
Paisley also performed his current single “No I in Beer” along with several other of his hit songs, while Underwood performed her hit “Jesus, Take The Wheel,” “Dirty Laundry” and a Cry Pretty track that she hasn’t played much live, “Ghosts On The Stereo.” The superstar pair not only performed the “Whiskey Lullaby” duet but also “Louisiana Woman, Mississippi” and their own collaborative hit song “Remind Me.”
Watch their performance of the fan-favorite track below at the 55-minute mark.
Paisley became an Opry member in 2001 and Underwood became a member in 2008. The pair also worked together on a variety of projects but also have served as co-hosts of the CMA Awards for 11-years, however they are no longer the co-hosts of the award ceremony.