The Academy of Country Music will pay tribute to Martina McBride, Carrie Underwood, Reba, Sugarland‘s Jennifer Nettles, Miranda Lambert, Loretta Lynn and The Judds this Friday. Loretta Lynn was unable to attend because of recent surgery.
Among the performances during the evening:
• Vince Gill teaming up with Carrie Underwood for her hit “Jesus Take The Wheel”
• Blake Shelton singing “Famous In A Small Town” for Miranda Lambert
• Ronnie Dunn shares the stage with Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles for “Stay.”
• Rascal Flatts and Reba McEntire sang 'The Heart Won't Lie.'
• Miranda Lambert introduced a new trio, Pistol Annie, which she has formed with Angeleena Presley and Ashley Monroe
• Martina McBride and Little Big Town sang 'When Will I Be Loved,' a hit for Linda Ronstadt whom Martina cited as one of her biggest influences.
• Sara Evans honored the late Tammy Wynette with 'Stand by Your Man'
• the JaneDear girls sang 'Wild Side of Life' in tribute to Kitty Wells.
• The Band Perry honored Patsy Cline with a rendition of her hit, 'Walkin' After Midnight.'
• Jason Aldean sang 'She's Country
• John Fogerty and Wynonna sang Creedence Clear Water Revival’s ‘Proud Mary’
The Girls’ Night Out special, taped April 4th, will air This Friday (April 22nd) at 9:00 PM ET on CBS.