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Christina Aguilera Goes Country For 2015 ACM Awards Performance With Rascal Flatts

Sun, April 19, 2015 10:09pm EDT by Add first Comment

Gone country! Straying away from her pop roots, Christina hit the stage at the 2015 Academy Of Country Music Awards, where she performed with Rascal Flatts. But was she able to pull off the transition to country music? Get the scoop!

Christina Aguilera, 34, is known for her powerful presence in pop music, but on April 19, she took a bit of a different route by performing at the 2015 Academy Of Country Music Awards in Dallas! Joined on-stage by country vets Rascal Flatts, the singer promoted her role as a pop-singer-turned-country on Nashville by performing her hit “Shotgun” from the show. Here’s the deets on her performance!

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Despite being out of her comfort zone, Christina didn’t miss a beat in her powerful performance. For the duet, the singers started things off with The Voice judge’s Nashville jam, “Shotgun,” transitioning into Rascal’s “Riot.”

“We are putting a different spin on the song for the awards,” Christina teased to USA Today on April 15. “But it’s a quiet, beautiful song about true love that lasts a lifetime.”

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Yep, they certainly didn’t disappoint!

Oh, and let’s not forget to mention that Christina looked absolutely flawless in a floor-length white gown that showcased her amazing curves. She paired the dress with a cropped denim jacket and her hair pulled back into a tight half-ponytail — this girl is absolutely killin’ it!

“My first time at ACMs! Excited to perform with @ & sing Shotgun from . Watch on CBS tonight. XoXtina,” she tweeted before the show.

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Christina kicked off her three-episode Nashville guest arc on the show’s April 15 episode, portraying pop singer Jade St. John, who wants to break out in the country music world. And the new music style wasn’t the only thing she changed up for the role either — the 34-year-old also sported brunette AND pink locks as Jade.

While “Shotgun” is a slower track, Christina also shows off her up-beat, powerful vocals on “The Real Thing,” a mostly pop track with an edge of country flavor that’s the perfect mix of both worlds. Could Christina be gearing toward a permanent pop-country sound!?

Tell us, HollywoodLifers — what did you think of Christina’s performance? Does she have what it takes to make it in country, or should she just stick to what she knows?

— Alyssa Norwin