WATCH: Eric Church’s Entire 16-Song Medley From The ACM Awards, Featuring Ashley McBryde

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I can’t stop watching this performance.

Eric Church opened up the 57th ACM Awards this year with an epic trip down memory lane, performing a 16-song medley of some of the biggest hits from his incredible career.

Going all the way back to his first album, Sinners Like Me, and taking us straight through to this year’s triple album, Heart & Soul, the medley featured pieces of “How Bout You,” “Guys Like Me,” “Love Your Love The Most,” “Smoke A Little Smoke,” “Drink In My Hand,” “Springsteen,” “The Outsiders,” “Talladega,” “Give Me Back My Hometown,” “Mr. Misunderstood,” “Round Here Buzz,” “Record Year,” “Desperate Man,” “Some Of It,” “Hell of a View” and “Heart On Fire.”

But if you look closely, you’ll notice that his usual backup singer, Joanna Cotten, wasn’t there with him.

Instead, he had some help from none other than Ashley McBryde – who stepped up front and center for the big finale of Church’s current single, “Heart on Fire.”

It set the bar high – but then the show immediately went to a performance from Walker Hayes and kinda killed the energy.

But for 6 minutes, Eric Church put on a mini-concert that reminded us what an epic career he’s already had – and the kind of music the ACMs should be all about.

And I definitely wouldn’t mind seeing more of him and Ashley onstage together…

And if you weren’t following along with us on Twitter, you missed one of the most entertaining parts of the entire show – but luckily you can get our recap here.

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