We’re totally loving this collaboration! Blake Shelton paired up with Ashley Monroe at the CMA Awards for an amazing performance of ‘Lonely Tonight,’ a new duet featured on Blake’s new album!
Ashley Monroe isn’t only BFFs with Miranda Lambert — she’s a young girl with a great big voice. The 28-year-old singer, who is in a band with Miranda and Angeleena Presley, hit the stage with Blake Shelton on Nov. 5 at the 48th annual Country Music Association Awards, and we were so blown away!
Blake Shelton’s CMA Awards Performance
What a great duet! Ashley looked gorgeous in a tiny sparkly mini dress, joining Blake, her mentor and BFF, on stage. This is the first we’ve actually heard of the new song. Afterard, they embraced inn an adorable hug, which we loved! It’s like he’s her crazy Uncle!
It’s no surprise that Ashley was featured on Blake’s album, Bringing Back the Sunshine, which dropped in August — they have been very close for years. In 2011, she formed a band with Blake’s wife, Miranda and Angeleena, called Pistol Annies. They released two albums together, they have been featured on both Jewel and Blake’s songs, and were even featured in Blake’s music video for “Boys ‘Round Here.”
Following a record deal with Warner Bros. Nashville, Ashley released her second album in 2013, which was produced by Vince Gill and featured a collaboration with Blake.
But that’s not all — Ashley got married in October 2013; the Annie Pistols helped her plan the wedding, Miranda was her maid of honor and Blake officiated! Talk about BFFs!
Well, that’s impressive — just like their performance. What did you think, HollywoodLifers? Did you enjoy the duet? Do you wish Miranda had joined them on stage?
— Emily Longeretta