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Little Big Town and Sugarland Perform at 2024 CMT Awards

Last night was the 2024 CMT Awards.

Of course, it was overshadowed by Morgan Wallen getting arrested on three Felony charges for being a drunk idiot- more on that here: https://www.whiskeyriff.com/2024/04/08/morgan-wallen-arrested-on-multiple-felony-charges-after-allegedly-throwing-a-chair-off-the-roof-of-eric-churchs-nashville-bar-chiefs/

But before that craziness went down, the CMT Awards took place in Austin, TX, and my favorite performance of the night was Little Big Town with the reunited Sugarland covering Phil Collins’ “Take Me Home”:

Color me impressed!

But then again, I always am when it comes to Little Big Town and Sugarland.

They always bring it live, which can’t be said for all artists.

Also, Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, and Jennifer Nettles all look amazing. Talk about aging goals!

And it looks like this wasn’t just a quick reunion for Sugarland, as they’re on the road with Little Big Town this year.

Get info and dates at https://www.littlebigtown.com/


Kane Brown “I Can Feel It”

It’s been a big week for Phil Collins and “In the Air Tonight”.

First off, Chris Stapleton, Snoop Dogg and Cindy Blackman Santana debuted their version of the classic for this season’s “Monday Night Football” this past Monday… and it’s stellar.

So, there’s that, and Kane Brown just dropped a song that heavily samples “In the Air Tonight” called “I Can Feel It”:


Yes, Kane did get Phil’s permission to do this.

I honestly don’t hate it. It’s fun, radio-friendly, catchy… and has the iconic drum solo. I did think he said “I Saw Your Boobs Bouncing to the Beat” in the first verse, but it was boots, not boobs.

Been cooler if he had said boobs.

Anyhow, this song follows the new trend of sampling Classic Rock staples in Country music. I’m ambivalent about it. I love Classic Rock, and this is a good way to keep bringing the music to a new audience. BUT… my heart will always belong to the originals.

That being said, expect more of this in the future. Also, expect more Kane Brown as he’s working on a new album and announced a tour for next year.

Get the dates at http://Kanebrown.com

Chris Stapleton and Snoop Dogg “In the Air Tonight”

Did you see “Monday Night Football” last night?

Chris Stapleton and Snoop Dogg debuted their new MNF anthem – a cover of Phil Collins “In The Air Tonight” with Cindy Blackman Santana on the drums.

Hot damn, right?

Chris Stapleton’s vocals can pretty much slay anything, and who doesn’t love Snoop Dogg?

And fun fact- Cindy is Carlos Santana’s wife.

I love everything about all of it.

Also, Go Chiefs!