During the 50th Annual CMA Awards, the married couple performed a medley of hits, most of which were duets. They kicked off their performance with the only-and-only “Jackson” by Johnny Cash and June Carter!
While the audience basked in the blast from the past, Brooks and Yearwood were nowhere near the peak of their performance! From there, the two transitioned into a whirlwind of emotions, covering Roger Miller‘s “Chug-A-Lug” and Crystal Gale‘s emotional ballad “Don’t Make My Brown Eyes Blue.”
One of the highlights of this particular performance was when the cameras panned to Gayle and Lynn in the audience, who both looked so proud to hear their songs being sung!
Next, Yearwood nailed the Lynn Anderson hit “Rose Garden,” while Brooks stole the attention with his smooth transition into Keith Whitley‘s “Don’t Close Your Eyes” as the cameras paid attention to Lorrie Morgan, Whitley’s widow’s emotional reaction.
The emotions were far from over, though, as Brooks and Yearwood had one more trick up their sleeve.
Perhaps the most iconic way to end their wildly iconic tributes, Brooks and Yearwood performed George Jones and Tammy Wynette‘s crippling ballad “Golden Ring.” Needless to say, the couple received a huge standing ovation from the mesmerized crowd.
Did you miss out on this performance? Don’t worry! You can watch a clip of it below!