Two country music trailblazers, Carrie Underwood and Dwight Yoakam, shared the stage for an epic collaboration on Tuesday evening (July 27) in Nashville.
The iconic entertainers joined together for a performance of Yoakam’s 1993 hit, “A Thousand Miles from Nowhere,” during the first night of the star-studded CMA Summer Jam at Ascend Amphitheater in Downtown Nashville. The superstar pair also performed “Guitars, Cadillacs” during their collaborative performance.
Underwood documented the memorable moment on social media with a photo of the pair on stage together.
“Never in a million years would I have thought I would get to share the stage with someone this cool,” the GRAMMY-winning star wrote. “Dwight Yoakam you are a LEGEND and, now, a friend as well! Thank you!”
Watch their performance below.
Underwood sported a sequin cowboy hat for the occasion and documented the look on Instagram before the took the stage on Tuesday evening.
“Howdy, partner…,” she captioned the boomerang.
Yoakam later replied to Underwood on social media saying, “Carrie, Thank you for being so graciously generous in inviting me to share the stage and do two of my songs with you during your show. As I said last night, I haven’t had a more talented duet partner to sing and perform with…”
He added, “It was an honor and sheer pleasure to do them with you and your band. It’s a musical memory that I will cherish. Dwight P.S. Loved that hat!”
It was an honor and sheer pleasure to do them with you and your band. It’s a musical memory that I will cherish.
P.S. Loved that hat!
— Dwight Yoakam (@DwightYoakam) July 28, 2021
The first night of CMA Summer Jam also featured performances from Luke Bryan, Mickey Guyton, Carly Pearce, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, Cole Swindell, Lainey Wilson.
The show will return to Ascend Amphitheater on Wednesday (July 28) with Jimmie Allen, Gabby Barrett, Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne, Luke Combs, Florida Georgia Line, Miranda Lambert, Jon Pardi and Thomas Rhett.
The shows are being taped for a TV special set to air on ABC at a later date.
A portion of ticket sale net proceeds will benefit the CMA Foundation. Since its inception in 2011, the CMA Foundation has been committed to improving and sustaining music programs throughout the U.S. so all students have equitable opportunity to participate in a high-quality music education.