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Underwood, 37, and Aldean, 44, reflected on their upbringings in an emotional video package before hitting the stage on Sunday, November 21.
“My hometown is very small,” the “Cowboy Casanova” songstress said of Checotah, Oklahoma. “I feel like Oklahoma overall is just a string of small towns. The next small town isn’t that far away. You kind of know everybody or everybody’s families.”
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The 31-year-old megastar did not attend the event in person but did send in a video to express her appreciation to her loyal fanbase. In the clip she said: 'Thank you so much to the fans. This is such an amazing honor. The fact that you would do this for Evermore, I've always looked at it as sort of Folklore's fun, younger sister.'She beat out heavy competition including: Ariana Grande (Positions), Dua Lipa (Future Nostalgia), Olivia Rodrigo (SOUR), and The Kid LAROI (F*CK LOVE).
Underwood continued: “Home is home. It’s the one place I feel like I can truly be myself. I’m so blessed to be able to live in Nashville and I feel like the only other place I could live in this world would be Oklahoma. It’s Checotah or Nashville, there is no in between.”
Aldean, for his part, got emotional as he looked back on his 16-year career, which began in his hometown of Macon, Georgia.
The duo belted out their collaboration in matching black ensembles with a pair of string artists accompanying them. Ahead of the performance,for Favorite Female Country Artist and Favorite Inspirational Artist.
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Earlier this month, theseason 4 winner and performed the track live for the first time at the . Underwood wore a tulle skirt for the powerful performance, while Aldean was dressed in all-black.
That same night, the “Before He Cheats” songstress made headlines forafter host ’s “immunized” joke. The comment came days after her husband, , defended amid .
Underwood and Aldean debuted their duet in September, which was their first official joint studio single. However, thewas years in the making. The two had previously performed a cover of ‘ “Paradise City” at the 2010 CMA Fest.
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Theadmitted that the decision to hop on the track was an easy one. “Jason asked if I would sing ‘If I Didn’t Love You’ with him,” she said via a press release in October. “I knew I liked the song, and Jason and I have actually been kind of trying to do things together over the years. We’ve sang together before, but we’ve never officially recorded anything together. It just kind of felt like this could be our moment.”
Underwood realized that “If I Didn’t Love You” might seem like “a little bit of an unexpected duet to other people, but I feel like I kinda always knew at some point I’d probably sing with him officially, and this just seemed like, the stars were aligning, and it just seemed like it was going to be the perfect fit.”
Working withon the song was different than she had expected — it was better.
While Aldean had originally worked on the track alone, the pair ended up finishing it together in the studio. “[It] added to the vibe of everything to have him there when I was recording my stuff,” she said last month. “We were able to bounce things off of each other and get feedback in real time, which is really cool.”
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The “She’s Country” crooner released his 10th studio album, Macon, earlier this month, which features “If I Didn’t Love You.”
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