Wearing a powder blue dress, Musgraves made her way center stage. With a pulsating drum beat and delicate slide guitar, her emotive vocals were at the forefront of the iconic song’s first verse before two figures joined in. Screams erupted as a spotlight revealed it was Brooks & Dunn, both on guitar. Musgraves remained on lead vocals throughout the performance as the duo provided harmonies beside her.
A standard in Musgraves’ live set for the past few years, “Neon Moon” also serves as a collaboration between the three singers on Brooks & Dunn’s upcoming collaborative project Reboot.
Available April 5, Reboot has the best-selling duo of all time teaming up with Musgraves, Kane Brown, Thomas Rhett, Brett Young, LANCO, Ashley McBryde, Brothers Osborne, Luke Combs, Midland, Cody Johnson, Jon Pardi, and Tyler Booth for re-imagined versions of their biggest hits.
Musgraves, meanwhile, wrapped four sold-out concerts at Ryman Auditorium on Saturday (March 2) as part of her Oh, What a World Tour. Additional guests who shared the stage throughout her four-night run included Paramore’s Hayley Williams for a spirited cover of Cyndi Lauper’s girl anthem “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” on Wednesday (Feb. 28), and rapper CeeLo Green the following night for a bluegrass cover of his group Gnarls Barkley‘s 2006 hit, “Crazy.” Her final evening included opener Natalie Prass joining in on a duet of Gloria Gaynor‘s disco classic “I Will Survive.”
Check out fan footage of the performance below.