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Dierks Bentley and Elle King Perform ‘Different for Girls’ at 2016 CMA Awards

Dierks Bentley Elle King 2016 CMA Awards
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Dierks Bentley and Elle King took to the stage to perform their hit duet “Different for Girls” at the 2016 CMA Awards. The pair stood on a circular stage amidst a sea of fans to sing and strum out their song to the approval of the audience that surrounded them.

When he dropped “Different for Girls,” Bentley explained why the subject captivated him so much: “The differences in how guys and girls deal with a broken heart is really interesting material to me,” Bentley previously explained. “Having two daughters certainly has changed the way I see the world and what they have ahead.” He adds that King offered a “uniquely powerful but vulnerable voice” to the tune, and that “having her perspective really helps tell the complete story.”

With four CMA Awards nominations in 2016 (one of which he’s already won!), Bentley is poised to thoroughly enjoy Country Music’s Biggest Night. In 2016, Bentley released his eighth studio album, which explored new corners of his music and the relationships that inform it. Black earned Bentley an Album of the Year nod, and his relentless touring and live performances in 2016 may lead to a Male Vocalist of the Year win for the country singer as well.

A full list of the 2016 CMA winners can be found here.

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