Jason Aldean Performs Medley of Alabama Hits at 2015 ACM Honors [WATCH]
The 2015 ACM Honors ceremony was packed with country music superstars on Tuesday night (Sept. 1), and along with moving acceptance speeches, there were some great performances, including Jason Aldean's medley of three Alabama hits.
Aldean and his band took the stage to perform and eight-minute medley of "Love in the First Degree," "Tennessee River" and "The Closer You Get" to salute Alabama.
The "Burnin' It Down" hitmaker was on fire during the performance, plugging full-speed ahead on the familiar tunes.
He finished up the performance to rousing cheers from the audience before introducing Alabama as "the best band there's ever been." Aldean then presented Randy Owen, Jeff Cook and Teddy Gentry with the Career Achievement Award, saying, “When I was a kid, some of the first music I remember hearing was from Alabama. It was one of the things that made me want to be part of a band, and made being in a band really cool. Randy Owen made being the lead singer in a band even cooler. Some of the music they did was something that really resonated with me.”
“It was just really different from anything else at the time,” he continued. “For me, these guys are a huge reason that I’m in this business, and wanted to do this for a living, and I know it’s the reason a lot of other guys are in this business as well.”
"Real Life" singer Jake Owen was the host of the 2015 ACM Honors which took place at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Loretta Lynn, Alabama, songwriter Luke Laird and more were among the awards recipients this year.
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