Two years ago, the Country Music Association (CMA) celebrated its 50th annual awards show bringing out the best of the best country artists. The night was all about pure talent, and the show goes back to its real country music sound.
Big names in country music came in to support the prestigious show. Among the performers of the night were Roy Clark, Brad Paisley, Charley Pride, Alabama, and Charlie Daniels. Also, Clint Black, Alan Jackson, Reba McEntire, Brooks & Dunn, Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Carrie Underwood, and others performed at the Biggest Night of Country Music.
One of the most memorable events throughout the night was when modern artists joined classic singers in singing some classic songs. One favorite performance of the night was Dwight Yoakam and Chris Stapleton’s duet. And surely, they did not disappoint.
Yoakam & Stapleton Team Up for “Seven Spanish Angels”
Both artists took on Willie Nelson, and Ray Charles’ all-time favorite hit, “Seven Spanish Angels.” Stapleton opened the performance with his gritty voice. In the second half, Yoakam took the lead, and Stapleton kicked in for the final chorus. Not to miss out, Stapleton’s wife also joined the two on the stage and sang most of the harmonies.
For every second, the audience showed love and support. In fact, most of them were singing, mouthing every lyric of the song. Even country legend Ricky Skaggs joined the party in and was seen nodding his head to the beat in enjoyment.
These two cowboy hat-wearing artists proved that “pure country music” is not dying out. Their performance was definitely one-of-a-kind, superbly giving justice to the song’s original singers – Nelson and Charles.
As Yoakam and Stapleton ended the performance, the crowd cheered and gave them massive applause with a well-deserved standing ovation. Indeed, these two artists showed how true country music is done!
Check out Yoakam and Stapleton’s performance of “Seven Spanish Angels:”
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