Brooks & Dunn Enlist Brothers Osborne for Hard-Rockin' CMA Awards Performance of 'Hard Workin' Man'

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Ronnie Dunn of Brooks & Dunn and T.J. Osborne of Brothers Osborne perform onstage during the 53rd annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on Nov. 13, 2019 in Nashville.

Brooks & Dunn proved just how timeless their hits truly are when the duo released their most recent album Reboot in April, taking their most beloved tunes and refreshing them alongside a slew of new country talent.

One of those Reboot reworks was 1993's "Hard Workin' Man" with Brothers Osborne, and the twosomes joined forces to become a quartet on the 2019 CMA Awards stage Wednesday night (Nov. 13) to perform the hard-rockin' song. They perfectly melded country and classic rock with the performance, punctuating each guitar riff with flashing lights and stomping boots.

Watch a taste of the performance below:

Brooks & Dunn hit No. 1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart when Reboot was released back in the spring -- their first chart-topper in nearly a decade.

In an April interview with Billboard, Ronnie Dunn said creating classic songs was always the duo's goal. "People would ask us in the early days, ‘What do you want at the end of the line?’ We just want to create music that withstands the challenge of time."


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