Country heavy-hitters Carrie Underwood and Jason Aldean hit Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday (Nov. 10) for the 2021 CMA Awards. Taking the stage together, the two powerhouses sang their hit duet “If I Didn’t Love You” live for the first time together anywhere. The moment was clearly a meaningful one for both, with Aldean and Underwood imbuing their vocals with a resonance and pain that was palpable.
Since its release this July, “If I Didn’t Love You” has certainly resonated with fans, topping the Country Airplay chart and notching the highest ever debut, No. 2, for a duet single between a male and female artist on Hot Country Songs (the chart dates back to 1958, so no small feat).
As forceful as their performance was, a special shout-out goes to Underwood’s outfit, which involved lavender tulle billowing out from her dress and seemed to float about her as she poured her heart out on stage.
Watch the full performance below: