Two country music trailblazers, Carrie Underwood and Dwight Yoakam, shared the stage for an epic collaboration during CMA Summer Jam.
The iconic entertainers joined together for a performance of Yoakam’s 1993 hit, “A Thousand Miles from Nowhere,” during the star-studded event at Ascend Amphitheater in Downtown Nashville. The superstar pair also performed Yoakam’s 1986 hit, “Guitars, Cadillacs” during their epic collaborative performance.
Watch the performances of “A Thousand Miles from Nowhere” and “Guitars, Cadillacs” below.
— CMA Country Music (@CountryMusic) September 3, 2021
Underwood sported a sequin cowboy hat and a custom outfit by DanielXDiamond for the occasion and documented the look on Instagram before the took the stage on Tuesday evening.
“Howdy, partner…,” she captioned the boomerang.
According to the designer, Underwood’s look was inspired by an outfit once worn by Yoakam.
“In an effort to achieve sustainability, the jacket started as a vintage Levi’s piece and was further embellished with DanielXDiamond exclusive rhinestone fringe in Los Angeles,” designer Daniel Musto shared in a statement to Country Now.
Musto completed the rhinestoning on the embroidery across the back and the Alaia heels in Nashville. Underwood’s custom rhinestoned cowboy hat is a popular piece by DanielXDiamond and takes 25+ hours to create in Los Angeles. The superstar’s shorts are also by DanielXDiamond and are adorned with a vintage deadstock rhinestone button to further achieve sustainability. The t-shirt is Saint Laurent.
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!”
Never in a million years would I have thought I would get to share the stage with someone this cool! @DwightYoakam you are a LEGEND and, now, a friend as well! Thank you! #CMASummerJam Guitars…Cadillacs…And Cowboy Hats 📸: @JeffJohnsonFilm pic.twitter.com/1T9kYc3tQl
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