The Time Adele and Darius Rucker Covered Lady Antebellum’s “Need You Now”

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As the 2015 CMT Artists of the Year show approaches and Adele‘s new album, 25, continues to smash every music industry record ever, let’s look back at the time the pop superstar teamed up with Darius Rucker to perform Lady Antebellum’s “Need You Now.”

In 2010, you couldn’t go underwater without hearing the GRAMMY Award-winning “Need You Now.” It was on pop stations, country stations, televisions, and everywhere in between, so it was no surprise that CMT honored Lady Antebellum with an Artist of the Year award. What was a surprise was Adele coming to the show to perform the tune with Rucker.


Of the song, Adele told CMT.Com, “It’s just one of those songs. The amount of the times I’ve made a drunk f—ing phone call! (laughs) It’s just one of those songs, the minute you hear it … “a picture-perfect memory scattered on the floor.” Oh, my God, there we go! (laughs) It’s one of those songs that everyone loves and everyone can relate to. It’s one of those timeless songs. I’ve never heard two voices work so brilliantly either. It was incredible.”

So, Adele’s voice is super-human, but her emotions when hearing the song are just like the rest of ours.

Also, this Adele and Rucker might be better than Lady Antebellum. Maybe? The performance did move Hillary Scott to tears, but who doesn’t cry when Adele sings?

CMT Artists of the Year special will air live from Nashville Dec. 2 at 8/7c on CMT.

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