The CMA Award stage has always been a place of legendary collaborations and unique performances. This year will be no different! With the CMA’s just around the corner, we are taking a look back at some of the best collaborations in CMA history.

Starting from the most recent CMA Awards, we remember epic moments like Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde performing their award-winning song, “Never Wanted To Be That Girl” and Jennifer Hudson and Chris Stapleton’s moving tribute to Aretha Franklin in 2021.

Take a walk through collaborations of the past with unlikely combinations ranging from Beyoncé with the Dixie chicks in 2016, to N’ Sync and Alabama in 1999!

  • 2021: Carly Pearce + Ashley McBryde: Never Wanted to Be That Girl

  • 2021: Jennifer Hudson + Chris Stapleton,: Aretha Franklin Tribute

  • 2021: Jason Aldean + Carrie Underwood: If I Didn't Love You

  • 2021: Mickey Guyton + Brittney Spencer + Madeline Edwards: Love My Hair

  • 2020: Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber : 10,000 Hours

  • 2019: Women of Country Medley

  • 2019: Lady Antebellum + Halsey: What If I Never Get Over You + Graveyard

  • 2019: Kacey Musgraves + Willie Nelson: Rainbow Connection

  • 2019: Girl Crush Tribute

    featuring: Kelsea Ballerini, Lindsay Ell, Runaway June, Maddie & Tae, Ashley McBryde, Carly Pearce, Little Big Town, and more!

  • 2019: Brooks & Dunn Brothers Osborne: Hard Working Man

  • 2017: Maren Morris + Niall Horan: Seeing Blind

  • 2017: CMA tribute to Vegas Victims

    Eric Church, Lady Antebellum, Darius Rucker, Keith Urban perform Amazing Grace” / “Hold My Hand as a tribute to Vegas victims.

  • 2016: 50th Anniversary Performance

    Performers:: Dwight Yoakam, Clint Black, Ricky Skaggs, Alan Jackson, Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood

  • 2016: The Chicks + Beyoncé

  • 2016: Garth Brooks + Trisha Yearwood tribute to Johnny Cash & June Carter

  • 2016: Dolly Parton Tribute

    In honor of receiving her Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award. Dolly received a legendary tribute from Jennifer Nettles and Pentatonix for “Jolene,” Reba McEntire for “9 to 5,” Kacey Musgraves for “Here You Come Again,” and Carrie Underwood, Martina McBride with “I Will Always Love You.”

  • 2015: Chris Stapleton + Justin Timberlake

  • 2014: Miranda Lambert + Meghan Trainor: All About That Bass

  • 2013: Taylor Swift + Alison Krauss + Vince Gill: Red

  • 2013: Zac Brown Band + Dave Grohl: Day for the day

  • 2012: Willie Nelson tribute

  • 2011: blake shelton + kenny loggins: footloose

  • 2010: Woman of Country pay tribute to Loretta Lynn: Coal Miner's Daughter

  • 2010: Jason Aldean + Kelly Clarkson: Don't You Wanna Stay

  • 2005: Dolly Parton + Elton John: Turn Out The Lights When You Leave

  • 2000: Faith Hill + Tim McGraw tribute to willie Nelson

  • 1999: N' Sync + Alabama: God Must Have Spent a Little More Time on You

  • 1984: Lionel Richie Joins Kenny Rogers: Lady

  • 1983: Kenny Rogers + Dolly Parton: Islands In The Stream

    Unclear if this was the CMA Awards performance, but this video is from the same year.

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