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Kane Brown and Chris Young Rock Out to ‘Famous Friends’ at the 2021 ACM Awards

Chris Young and Kane Brown
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Chris Young and Kane Brown perform onstage at the 56th Academy of Country Music Awards at the Ryman Auditorium on April 18, 2021 in Nashville.

Country superstars Kane Brown and Chris Young lit up the Ryman Auditorium stage at the 2021 ACM Awards on Sunday (April 18) with a performance of their 2020 duet “Famous Friends.”

Young sported a black leather jacket and played acoustic guitar, while Brown harmonized to the upbeat track: “I've got some famous friends, you've probably never heard of/ But back in Rutherford County, our crowd is second to none/ You might not know 'em here in this big city we're in/ But when I go back home, I've got some famous friends/ Yeah I do.”

"Famous Friends" is expected to appear on Young's forthcoming seventh studio album, Raised on Country.

Jimmie Allen, Kelsea Ballerini, Brothers Osborne, Kenny Chesney, Dan + Shay, Mickey Guyton and many more will also be performing tonight. Check out the full ACMs winners’ list here, and keep checking back at Billboard.com throughout the night for updating coverage.

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