The duo, who had been touring together earlier this year, played the Grand Ole Opry together last night, and by God did they crush it. They kicked things off with a knockout, stripped down performance of “Evangeline,” the final track from Randy’s extremely underrated 2019. Magnolia album.
And then between songs, Jamey Johnson handled the speaking duties. In his signature Jamey Johnson humor, he had the crowd howling:
“Y’all look weird… they let us take our britches off our face when we walked in here so that was very kind of the Opry.
I know just like the rest if y’all we’re looking forward getting back to some sense of normal but ain’t this been so much fun gettin’ fat? Just fat.
I mean, me and Randy Houser were the biggest duo in country music when we started touring acoustic back in February. And now we’re the bigger losers, we lost about 50 pounds a piece.”
They followed up the monologue with another performance, this time, of Jamey’s “Lead Me Home,” from his 2006 album, The Dollar. It was actually written by Randy Houser, along with Craig Monday.
Garth Brooks later showed up to take the stage with Steve Wariner so you might as well just watch the whole damn thing.