The coolest performance at the CMA Summer Jam had to be Carrie Underwood and Dwight Yoakam. Who could have imagined that duet? It was absolutely amazing to see the two on stage together. Through two songs they sang and danced along to the Yoakam tunes. Just a cool performance among many other cool performances.
The show was finally televised after being recorded at the end of July. That means more pictures are coming out from the event. Recently, Underwood posted a group of new photos. Over on Twitter, fans were treated to a new post on Friday afternoon. As cool as the show was for fans, Underwood got just as much out of it. She looked like she was having a great time up there with the country music legend.
Over the years, Dwight Yoakam has kept things moving right along. Although he hasn’t released an album in a few years, he plays a slate of shows each year. Seeing him as part of the CMA event was really special. Alongside Carrie Underwood for two of his classic songs. Guitars, Cadillacs and A Thousand Miles From Nowhere are the most iconic Yoakam records. Underwood completely fit in and rocked the performance at Summer Jam.
The pictures give a small glimpse into the performance. Over the course of the two songs they danced and scooted themselves along the stage. That knee got out to a 90-degree angle, and he started to move it side to side. At 64-years-old, he keeps it moving as he did 30 years ago.
Dwight Yoakam and Carrie Underwood Duet
It isn’t often that Dwight Yoakam is seen playing duets like this. Pairing him with Carrie Underwood was a perfect choice. Although not many would have guessed before this show, in hindsight this was the right answer. As Underwood said about her duet partner, this performance “oozes coolness.”
All these years later and Yoakam is still a lanky, skinny man, but he can also shake that knee like it’s the 1990s. With a smile and a few scoots on the stage, he made his way to his partner’s microphone. Underwood had a smile the entire time. It had to be surreal to perform alongside a legend. However, she is one of the biggest stars of today, in her own right. Everything about this performance was just awesome.
My only takeaway is that this should happen more often. Collaborations and duets make great music. Also, bringing together old and new artists like this make for so much crossover appeal. More specifically, get Dwight Yoakam and Carrie Underwood together more often. An 8 to 10 song EP wouldn’t be unwelcome, that’s all I’m saying. For now, we have two great songs performed by two great artists to stick on repeat.