Getting excited for the Academy of Country Music Awards which will be taking place this Sunday? Well, here's something a little different from the Academy, if you're getting a bit oversaturated with talk about Las Vegas.
As part of promotion for the ACM Awards, the Academy has released a series of duets between bona fide country stars and a select group of up-and-coming artists who've started to make names for themselves on YouTube. Each YouTube sensation is paired with an established artist to perform one of the star's hits. All I can say is--it's a great idea, and a lot of fun to watch!
The best part of these duets is observing the stars casually sneak in halfway through each performance to join the up-and-comers. Each time--even though you're expecting it--it seems like a fun surprise.
In addition, everyone is hanging pretty loose in these clips; so it's a chance to get a little glimpse into how your favorite artists relate with each other and fellow musicians on a personal level.
Want to watch a few and see what I mean?
Here's Savannah Berry dueting with Sugarland on the too-infectious hit "Stuck Like Glue." As a fan commented aptly, "Not often you get to see Sugarland sing back up for another artist." True dat!
Tyler Ward is joined by the Band Perry on their hit "If I Die Young."
Here's Mitch Rossell taking a crack at Eric Church's "Smoke A Little Smoke"...with a little help from guess who? (Love Eric's expressions in this one.)
And, Luke Bryan wanders in here to join family trio Boyce Avenue on "Someone Else Calling You Baby."
Fun, huh? Let me know what you think of these new artists. Any one of them stand out as a favorite?
The 46th Annual ACM Awards will air live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas April 3 at 8 PM ET/PT on CBS. Be sure to tune in!
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