When Kelsea Ballerini landed a performance spot at the 51st Annual CMA Awards, it was only fitting that she perform her single “Legends.”

And since the room was going to be filled with country legends, it seemed like an obvious choice to snag one to perform with her—and boy did she pick a great one: the one and only Reba!

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The two took the stage together on a set designed like an old Hollywood studio lot from an era gone by, and they absolutely nailed Kelsea’s big song from her brand-new album, “Unapologetically.”

Kelsea looked like a classic Hollywood starlet in a long golden, bronze shimmery gown.

Reba stunned in a black off-the-shoulder gown with a lace bodice, and belted out that second verse with all her power and might!

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When she and Kelsea began singing harmony, it was the sweetest moment. The two smiling at each other tells you everything you need to know about Reba’s influence in Kelsea’s life and career.

What a precious friendship and special performance. Go, Reba and Kelsea!

Kelsea Ballerini teams up with a legend for CMA performance Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images
Samantha Stephens absolutely lives for music. When she's not making it, she's talking or writing about it. She's worked in all arenas of the country music world for nearly a decade, from syndicated radio and television to print journalism. She's even been known to crash a red carpet or two, true story.
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