Miranda Lambert teamed up with Patty Loveless for a memorable performance at
The two joined forces on Loveless’ number one hit, “Blame It On Your Heart,” and “Dear Diamond,” a song written by Lambert that was inspired by Loveless.
The musical pairing was part of the special, ACM Presents: Superstar Duets, which aired May 15 on CBS and featured collaborations between some of country’s biggest stars. The event, which was recorded this past April after the Academy of Country Music Awards in Arlington, Texas, powered through a long rain delay to satisfy dedicated fans with great performances from huge names.
It kicked off with a tribute to Waylon Jennings with a performance of his classic song, “Good Ol’ Boys,” by Dierks Bentley, Kip Moore and Ashley Monroe. Each artist told their stories of why they love the songs and what each of them means to them as an artist or as a fan themselves.
The event also gave younger artists the opportunity to work with singers who inspired them personally as they learned to hone in on their own sound. The Band Perry saw their duet with Deana Carter as a new high point in their career.
“‘Strawberry Wine’ is the song we credit with making us want to be country music singers,” Kimberly Perry told Rolling Stone Country. “When we brought that out to the crowd, it was just a really special moment. We’ve talked about recutting it.”