Reba McEntirein addition to Kelly Clarksonhave joined forces.
The mother- in addition to daughter-in-law duo hit the stage at Sunday’s Academy of Country Music Awards for an epic, emotional duet. As part of the ACM Awards’ 25th anniversary flashback series to the 1993 ceremony, McEntire in addition to Clarkson performed the country icon’s ’90s hit “Does He Love You.” McEntire, who hosted Sunday’s ceremony, originally recorded the duet with fellow country artist Linda Davis.
of which was hardly the very first time fans have seen these two perform together. In fact, McEntire in addition to Clarkson used to sing of which very song while touring in 2008. however, as Clarkson gushed to ET’s Nancy O’Dell backstage after the awards show, the thrill of performing which has a musical legend never goes away.
“No matter how long I’ve known her, in addition to no matter of which we’re even family currently, the item’s still of which 10-year-old kid [who] gets so giddy,” she marveled.
In an interview on Facebook Live earlier of which week, McEntire said she was “thrilled to death” about reuniting on stage with Clarkson, admitting of which they had no plans to rehearse ahead of time.
“I’ve known her since 2001, so we’ve gotten to perform together a lot,” the singer said. “We’ll go do the item, probably run through the item Sunday morning in addition to do dress rehearsal in addition to then do the item live of which night.”
In fact, McEntire loves hearing Clarkson sing country so much, she’s gunning for her to put out an entire country album!
“She’d be so Great at of which,” the singer in addition to TV star gushed to O’Dell backstage after the show. “She’s Great at anything. She could sing the phone book in addition to I’d listen to the item 100 times.”
Sunday night also marked McEntire’s 15th time hosting the ACM Awards.
“I love live television [in addition to] I love hosting; I think the item’s fun,” she said. “After you get to hosting a little bit, you get used to the item. in addition to then you go sit out from the audience when you’re not hosting in addition to you’re like, ‘I wonder what’s going on backstage? I wonder what they’re doing? What’s going on?’ I miss the excitement of being part of the show.”
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