A who's-who of country stars performed at the The Academy of Country Music Presents Brooks & Dunn -- The Last Rodeo TV taping Monday night in Las Vegas. George Strait, Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw, Carrie Underwood and more turned out at the MGM Grand Garden Arena to perform their takes on classic Brooks & Dunn hits, in honor of the veteran duo.
Taylor Swift may have invited the honorees to sit on a sofa that looked like a road case for their farewell tribute, but neither Kix nor Ronnie could sit still, with Kix adding harmonica to George Strait’s rendition of the song that started the line dance craze, “Boot Scootin’ Boogie.” Ronnie joined Reba in creating one of the evening’s biggest highlights, as they joined Lady Antebellum for a performance of “If You See Him, If You See Her.” Lady A also performed "Red Dirt Road." Matthew McConaughey brought on Kenny Chesney, with the two unable to resist chiming in on “You’re Gonna Miss Me When I’m Gone.”
Keith Urban chose a Brooks & Dunn t-shirt as his wardrobe, and “Brand New Man” as his song. Faith Hillrecounted a hilarious tour prank the duo pulled on her before belting out “The Long Goodbye,” and Rascal Flattschose to perform “It’s Getting Better All the Time.”
Reba returned to the stage for “Indian Summer,” while ACM top male and female vocalists Brad Paisley and Miranda Lambert chose “My Next Broken Heart” and “Hillbilly Deluxe,” respectively. Entertainer of the Year Carrie Underwood did “Neon Moon,” while her fellow American Idol alum Jennifer Hudson brought the crowd to tears with “Believe,” and Taylor Swift rocked the house with “Ain’t Nothin’ ‘Bout You” after an introduction from iCarly’s Miranda Cosgrove.
You can see these performances and more when The Academy of Country Music Presents Brooks & Dunn -- The Last Rodeo airs May 23rd on CBS.