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ACM Award winner and country legend Alan Jackson was present at the 52nd Annual ACM Awards on Sunday (April 15) to perform one of his most legendary songs, “Chattahoochee.”
He was a surprise addition to the lineup of country stars when he was announced on March 29 in a video shared by the Academy of Country Music’s Facebook page.
In a press release issued by the Academy of Country Music on April 11, they announced a few superstar collaborations including Toby Keith and Blake Shelton, Reba McEntire and Kelly Clarkson, and Alan Jackson and Jon Pardi.
The release said they were all going to be performing “ACM Flashbacks” this year, honoring songs from 1993. Fans then were wondering which song Jackson and Pardi would be singing, but it didn’t take long for the ACM’s Facebook to make to big reveal! Pardi himself promised that his collaboration with the country legend was “gonna be country.”
Pardi pulled through on his promise, and helped deliver the most “country” performance of the entire night so far. Both wearing cowboy hats and snazzy attire, they brought the crowd to their feet singing along to Jackson’s 1993 hit.
Even the Grand Ole Opry was loving the performance!
Watch part of their performance below!