2014 CMT Awards: Backflips, Paint Wars and Guest Crossovers Take Over Nashville
From the moment the CMT Awards hit Nashville last night (June 4), the ceremony was already kicked into high gear with a long medley of guest performances and mashups.
To start, ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons and bassist Dusty Hill took the stage at Bridgestone Arena to perform “La Grange” before Florida Georgia Line‘s Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard joined them for the classic tune.
Popping up from the stage, the country duo took over with “This Is How We Roll” with Luke Bryan and surprise guest Jason Derulo. As the song wrapped, Derulo and his crew of dancers transitioned into “Talk Dirty” with FGL and Bryan dancing along.
The CMT Awards came right as Derulo and Florida Georgia Line released a remix of the song, perhaps attempting to capitalize on the success garnered from last year’s “Cruise” remix with Nelly that earned the group their first crossover hit.
(Listen below to the official remix of “This is How We Roll,” featuring Derulo.)