Post Malone, Morgan Wallen, and Hardy took center stage at the CMA Awards 2023 to pay tribute to the late country legend Joe Diffie. Wallen and Hardy started the performance with a powerful rendition of Diffie’s 1993 hit “John Deere Green.” As the crowd erupted in cheers, Post Malone joined Wallen and Hardy on stage to perform another one of Diffie’s timeless classics, “Pickup Man.”
While Post Malone who joined in to pay tribute to Joe Diffie, is known for his hip-hop and pop music, his love for country music has been evident throughout his career.
Reportedly, he has covered various country songs, from Brad Paisley to Hank Williams. Hardy, on the other hand, released his anticipated country album “The Mockingbird and the Crow” in 2023. The album featured collaborations with artists like Morgan Wallen. Before the CMA Awards, it was announced that Hardy’s song “Wait in the Truck” with Lainey Wilson had already won early CMAs for musical event and music video of the year.
As the evening progressed, the CMA Awards showcased a plethora of incredible collaborations. Jelly Roll and K. Michelle, Old Dominion and Megan Moroney, Carly Pearce and Chris Stapleton, and Tanya Tucker and Little Big Town all took the stage to deliver unforgettable performances. But the night didn’t stop there. Kelsea Ballerini wowed the crowd with her emotional performance of “Leave Me Again,” while Dan + Shay delivered a captivating rendition of “Save Me the Trouble.”
Luke Bryan, the co-host of the evening alongside Peyton Manning, took the stage for a No. 1 hit medley, reminding everyone why he is a country music superstar. For those who missed the live show, fear not. The CMAs can be streamed on Hulu the day after airing on ABC. This allows fans to relive the unforgettable performances and experience the magic of the CMA Awards from the comfort of their homes.
Who paid tribute to Joe Diffie at the CMA Awards?
Post Malone, Morgan Wallen, and Hardy came together to pay tribute to the late country legend Joe Diffie.
Did Post Malone perform country songs before?
Yes, despite being primarily known for hip-hop and pop music, Post Malone has covered several country songs, showcasing his love for the genre.
What awards did Hardy win prior to the CMA Awards?
Hardy’s song “Wait in the Truck” with Lainey Wilson won early CMAs for musical event of the year and music video of the year.
Can I watch the CMA Awards if I miss the live show?
Yes, the CMAs can be streamed on Hulu the day after airing on ABC, allowing fans to catch up on all the incredible performances.
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