The Grand Ole Opry hosted a very special surprise guest on Tuesday, June 7. Pharrell Williams was called on stage by Little Big Town who were one of the performers that evening. Together, they performed one of LBT’s new songs, titled “C’mon.”
The song is off of their latest album, Wanderlust, which will be released on June 10. Pharrell produced and co-wrote many of the songs on Wanderlust. The album is admittedly not a country album — it’s more of a one-off project. But no worries, they’ll be getting back to their country roots again soon.
Karen Fairchild explained in a press release that “Wanderlust is the result of an incredible friendship and chemistry we have with Pharrell Williams. The music feels like our worlds have collided in the best possible way — his infectious grooves paired with our layered vocals and harmonies.”
At the Opry, Kimberly Schlapman addressed the crowd, saying, “I am so excited because we have a big old treat for you special people here tonight. We have a friend who’s here, and this is the very first time he’s ever been on the Grand Ole Opry stage.”
After announcing Pharrell, the audience cheers as he walks out wearing a tie dye “Nashville” t-shirt and camo hat. Pharrell looks humbled and bows to the audience before taking a seat just behind the quartet. Together, they perform “C’mon” and finish with a big group hug.
Other performers that night included Carrie Underwood and Darius Rucker.