As we near the end of 2014, it’s only fitting that Country Outfitter Style shares a few of those classic, end of the year lists with you. But, we’re kind of bored with the typical end of the year lists, so we’re putting our own spin on a few!
2014 was the Year of the Collaboration. Whether it was cross-format pollination or a melding of the country minds, the last 12 months have yielding some pretty captivating performances. From high-profile shows like “The Voice” and the summer’s CMA Music Festival (in downtown Nashville), each performance is just as good as the last. To celebrate, Country Outfitter has compiled 7 truly standout onstage collaborations from the past 12 months.
A good dose of romance goes a long way, right? This performance oozes charm, a sure-fire highlight of the year.
6. David Nail & Lee Ann Womack, “Galveston” (Glen Campbell Cover) // All For The Hall Benefit Concert
Two contemporary artists bring tradition back to the mainstream.
5. Zac Brown Band & Richie Sambora, “Wanted Dead Or Alive” // CMA Music Festival
Perhaps the most interesting of the bunch.
4. Trisha Yearwood & Kelly Clarkson, “Prizefighter” // Chicago Concert (Sept. 5, 2014)
Both singers aren’t strangers to anthemic tracks, but this brings two of music’s best under one roof.
3. Kacey Musgraves & Katy Perry, “Here You Come Again” (Dolly Parton Cover) // CMT Crossroads
One of the most unlikely collaborations resulted in one of the best performances of the year.
2. Carrie Underwood & Michael W. Smith, “All Is Well” // CMA Country Christmas
It’s hard for Underwood to outdo herself, but she does it again, bringing a healthy dose of holiday cheer. Her power is grounded with Smith’s more smooth, subtle delivery.
1. Eric Church & Lzzy Hale, “That’s Damn Rock ‘N Roll” // CMT Music Awards
A southern-rock meets country wall of sound that’s unapologetic. It’s not try hard, it just is.
Image Source: CMA