CMA Awards 2014: Kacey Musgraves And Loretta Lynn Team Up For Awesome Duet Of “You’re Lookin’ At Country”

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Here’s to Loretta Lynn.

With the CMA Awards right around the corner, we’ve been taking a look back at some of the best, and most memorable, moments from throughout the 50-plus years of the show.

There’s the time Alan Jackson walked out in the middle of a Beyonce performance, Shania flirted her way to the stage during a performance of “Any Man Of Mine,” and of course, one of my personal favorite’s, the time Sturgill Simpson busked outside of Bridgestone Arena during the show with his Grammy trophy on display.

And back in 2014, Kacey Musgraves took the stage with the late, great Loretta Lynn to sing a fantastic duet of Mrs. Loretta’s “You’re Lookin’ At Country” at the CMA Awards.

Loretta wrote the song after being inspired by the open land across the United States while touring on the road, and it was definitely different from a lot of the topics she sang about in other songs at the time, like drunk husbands, cheatin’ and fighting.

It was also the title track to her album of the same name, peaking at #5 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles chart in mid-1971.

It’s so fun to see these two sing together, especially now that Mrs. Loretta is gone, and I really miss when Kacey was one of the leading female voices in country music.

Mrs. Loretta sadly passed away a little over a year ago now at her home in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee, at the age of 90, and last year’s CMA Awards opening included an all-star tribute to her which was a highlight of the night.

What an all-time great CMA performance, full of teased up hair, including honky tonk heater sung by a pair of country queens:

This year’s 57th annual show will air live on ABC on November 8th live at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee, and will once again be hosted by Luke Bryan and Peyton Manning.

You can see the full list of nominees HERE.

“You’re Lookin’ At Country”


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