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Girl Crush at the CMAs: Watch the incredible performance with Kelsea Ballerini, Ashley McBryde and more

Girl Crush at the CMAs: Watch the incredible performance with Kelsea Ballerini, Ashley McBryde and more
Little Big Town and the rest of the performers during the Girl Crush performance at the 2019 CMAs. Pic credit: ABC

The 53rd Annual CMA Awards from Nashville last night featured a beautiful moment when several top female stars appeared on stage together to perform Little Big Town’s Girl Crush.

Kelsea Ballerini, a nominee for the Female Vocalist of the Year Award, first performed her solo single Homecoming Queen. As she finished her song, she was joined on stage by Lindsay Ell, who began the opening cords of the ballad Girl Crush on her guitar.

Little Big Town during the Girl Crush performance at the 2019 CMAs
Little Big Town brings the Girl Crush performance to a climax at the 2019 CMAs. Pic credit: ABC

A cast of rotating stars joined them onstage, which included Ashley McBryde, fresh off being named New Artist of the Year, Carly Pearce, Maddie & Tae, and Runaway June.

Naturally, Little Big Town also joined in on the song, bringing it to its conclusion.

Girl Crush was a big 2014 hit for Little Big Town, and it won both Single of the Year and Song of the Year at the 2015 CMA awards.

Girl Crush performance at the 2019 CMAs
All the performers assembled on stage for the Girl Crush performance at the 2019 CMAs. Pic credit: ABC

This year, the CMA Awards had a theme celebrating women in country music. This rendition captured that theme perfectly, sending chills through the audience.

Fans were quick to register their appreciation for such a moving moment with so many great female country music stars collaborating. Dorian Valenzuela called the performance “PERFECTION.”

Many others expressed their appreciation, saying they had “goosebumps” and how happy they were to see so many amazing women in country music on stage together.

Not everyone was as appreciative, with some suggesting that the song’s lyrics made it a poor choice when it comes to celebrating women, although these comments were very much in the minority.

Watch the incredible performance of Girl Crush at the CMAs with Kelsea Ballerini, Ashley McBryde and more

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Posted by ABC on Wednesday, November 13, 2019

The CMAs are available to stream now from ABC.

Jerry was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, but is now based in the UK. He specializes in true crime and entertainment news stories. When... read more
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