Co-headliners Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton served up a surprise for attendees of Crash My Playa. Bryan hosted the four-day concert, beach party and drinking holiday on Jan. 18-21 in Riviera Maya, Mexico. At one point, Bryan donned quite the outfit to join Shelton on stage for a musical tribute to one of George Strait’s number one hits.
The duo tipped their hats to Strait with a spot-on rendition of “All My Exes Live in Texas.” The hat-tip was quite literal for Bryan, who’d dressed up as Shelton from his long-haired “hat act” days.
Bryan’s wife and noted kangaroo owner Caroline posted a great and hilarious photo of herself and the mischievous Shelton impostor. She even played up Bryan’s costume with her own “sexiest man alive” flotation device. Lina observed that her husband looked as much like himself during their college years as he resembled Shelton, circa 2003.
The jokes and laughs ended when the song began. Bryan and Shelton proved to be song interpreters who might’ve been stars back when a more traditionally-minded sound dominated Nashville. The cover stays true to the song’s Western Swing styling, making it instantly recognizable for any Strait fans seeking a beach getaway.