Flashback to the time Blake Shelton and Trace Adkins shared one heck of a hillbilly duet YouTube

It’s not often you find two guys singing a duet together these days, but Blake Shelton and Trace Adkins pulled it off and in a big way.

Back in 2010, one of the tallest duos in country music history not only took the ACM Awards stage, but they also took the stage twice that night for just one song. Blake and Trace hit the stage first to perform their huge hit “Hillbilly Bone,” a song so big that it sent them back to the mic to pick up the trophy for that year’s ACM Vocal Event of the Year.

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The song came at a pivotal time for Blake, as it began his brief departure from releasing full albums, instead opting for ‘6 Packs’ of songs. Each EP was only six songs with merely one radio single each. His first was “Hillbilly Bone,” which was released in March of 2010 with its first single by the same name. The next was “All About Tonight” in August, also with the title track as its single.

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The gamble paid off, as “Hillbilly Bone” started a streak of 16 consecutive No. 1 hits for Blake.

You have to admit, that’s one heckuva bone.

Based in Chicago but often in Nashville, Ken Churilla is a contributor for Rare Country. Follow him @KenChurilla and join the conversation @RareCountry.
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