But here’s the thing… the CMA Awards are desperate for viewers.
How do they get viewers? By announcing ahead of time that Chris Stapleton and Adele will be performing together for the first time ever and hoping that people who otherwise would never watch the CMA Awards tune in.
They’re not really in the business of surprises…
Also, Country Music Association CEO Sarah Trahern said that Jennifer Hudson’s performance will be this year’s “outside the genre, transformative moment” similar to Justin Timberlake and Chris Stapleton’s duet or Beyoncé and the Dixie Chicks performance.
“I imagine that will be one of those water cooler moments.”
So yeah… I wouldn’t hold my breath…
Don’t get me wrong, I would love to see Chris and Adele take the stage together, but I just don’t see it happening.
Adele recently teased the “Easy On Me” music video on Instagram: