Beyonce or Justin Timberlake: Which Pop Star Did the CMAs Better? Vote
For their 50th anniversary, the CMA Awards pulled out all the stops, bringing in a cross-generational swath of stars for a massive medley at the top of the show and closing with Taylor Swift presenting Garth Brooks with the entertainer of the year award.
For country fans, the highlights were plentiful (that Dolly Parton tribute was the finest moment, tbh). But for viewers with a passing interest in country, the standout moment was clearly Beyonce and Dixie Chicks stomping through a barn-burning version of Bey's swaggering Lemonade track "Daddy Lessons."
The precedent for that collaboration was obviously the Justin Timberlake/Chris Stapleton duet on the former's "Drink You Away" and the latter's "Tennessee Whiskey" at the 2015 CMA Awards, which set Twitter on fire and had everyone talking about the CMAs for the next few days. The CMAs were definitely hoping for a repeat of that pop culture "moment" with Beyonce and the Dixie Chicks, and based on the initial social media response, they're certainly getting what they wanted.
But we gotta ask -- which pop star did the CMAs better? Was it Beyonce's ode to her Texas roots with the Dixie Chicks or Timberlake's celebration of his Tennessee pride alongside Stapleton? Vote for which performance you thought was the best below.