Maren Morris & Niall Horan Sing 'I Could Use a Love Song,' 'Seeing Blind' at 2017 CMAs

As per 21st century award show requirements, the 2017 CMAs had to have at least one pairing that no one would have seen coming.

Enter Maren Morris and Niall Horan. The country singer-songwriter and the Eagles-loving strummer from One Direction took the stage together to perform Morris’ “I Could Use a Love Song” and duet on Horan’s “Seeing Blind.”

Horan’s no stranger to the stage, but this is one of his first big solo TV looks since striking out on his own during 1D’s hiatus.

Watch the two singer-songwriters duet below.