Alan Jackson and George Strait bring their class and classic hits to the CMA stage CMA/ABC screenshot
CMA/ABC screenshot

There was a time when Alan Jackson and George Strait were the hottest hunks in country music, and let’s be honest, they’re still on the list. They may not subscribe to the skinny jeans, T-shirt or baseball cap look that all the country boys are wearing these days, but what they each do for boots, buckles and pearl snaps can send hearts of all ages melting.

Put them on a stage together and the hotness is jacked up to a dangerous level.

Oh, snap! Guess what the CMA did?

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Yes, Alan Jackson and George Strait took the stage together at The 50th Annual CMA Awards on Nov. 2 and each performed their own hit singles. Alan began with his tender No. 1, 2003 ode to his enduring marriage with wife Denise, “Remember When.” As George stepped onto the CMA stage, the music shifted to the title track of his 2008 CMA album of the year winner, “Troubadour.” His tune eventually melded with Alan’s into a glorious stone-cold country mash-up that had the black-tie crowd of country music’s best and brightest singing along.

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This isn’t the first time Alan Jackson and George Strait have collaborated together. In 1999, they appeared on the CMA Awards stage to perform the controversial hit “Murder On Music Row,” which went on to win the CMA vocal event of the year in 2000. Then in 2013, they joined voices again to honor George Jones who had passed away earlier that year. Their rendition of “He Stopped Loving Her Today” is chilling and showcases the absolute best in country music.

Boots, buckles, pearl snaps and all.

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Based in Nashville, Tammy is a 20-year veteran of the country music community. She has worked in marketing, PR and artist development. Follow her @TammyGooGoo and join the conversation @RareCountry
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