Lady Antebellum and Zedd kicked off the CMT Music Awards on Wednesday night with some genre-blending flair.The mashup between the two very different genres turned out to be a great fit, as one of the biggest acts in country and one of the hottest stars of in the world of electronica delivered a raucous performance that could lead to a whole new wave of cross-genre Country EDM.The country trio and the electronic dance music producer took the stage together at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena for a mashup of Lady Antebellum’s “Long Stretch of Love” and Zedd‘s current single “Beautiful Now.”
“It’s different for us for sure,” Charles Kelley said on the CMT Music Awards pre-show.
“We’re always game for whatever!” added Hillary Scott, calling the performance “like a rave.”
As for working with Zedd, Dave Haywood had only glowing words, giving Zedd credit for making the mash-up “work in a really cool way.”
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