As one of the most recognizable stars in all of country music, Blake Shelton loves performing. That was evident at the CMA Summer Jam. One of the best shows of the entire summer debuted on television for the first time. There were lots of great performances. Shelton performed wonderfully and entertained fans with a duet with Gwen Stefani.
With other performances, such as Dwight Yoakam and Carrie Underwood, it is hard to say which was the best. However, watching Shelton and his wife perform alongside one another was a great highlight. It is always great to see an artist enjoy themselves on stage. There is no doubt that Shelton was having a good time. The photos he shared on Twitter prove it.
At 45-years-old, Blake Shelton is out there performing just as well as he always has. As he said in the post, “I love country music!!!!!!! Thanks for the good time.” It sure seemed like he was having a good time. Not to mention he got to watch all the other great performances. The CMA Summer Jame was a celebration of country music and it was everything it promised to be.
Shelton and Gwen Stefani weren’t the only duet that played at the Summer Jam. There were videos that went a bit viral of other performances from the show. Fans and viewers were treated to an event unlike any other this summer. It is a fitting show as the summer comes to an end.
Blake Shelton/Gwen Stefani or Yoakam/Underwood?
While the entire show was phenomenal, it is fun to debate what the best performances were. There is no doubt in my mind that the two best acts had to be Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani and the duet between Dwight Yoakam and Carrie Underwood. Throughout both performances, all the artists looked like they were having a genuinely good time. Smiles, dancing, and more.
As a surprise, Underwood brought Yoakam out on stage and they performed two of his hit songs. The first was Guitars & Cadillacs and got the crowd going wild. As one of his most iconic songs, the duo put on an incredible live performance. They followed that up with A Thousand Miles From Nowhere and Underwood let her vocals fly. She brought such a great element to both of the songs.
Meanwhile, during Blake Shelton’s set, he played Minimum Wage as well as God’s Country. A new hit with an old classic. Shelton knows how to please both new and old fans. The real highlight came when Gwen Stefani popped on stage and the two performed Happy Anywhere together. Fans in the crowd knew what was coming, but were still blown away by her appearance and the overall duet.
It’s hard to say which of these performances tops the other, but there doesn’t need to be an answer. Fans will have their own feelings, but there is one clear fact. Both were excellent in their own ways. Of course, Shelton put it plainly and accurately in his post, but I’ll borrow a little from him. I love country music!