Ed Sheeran, Luke Combs Team Up for Country Duet ‘Life Goes On’ at 2023 ACM Awards.

Ed Sheeran, Luke

At the 58th Academy of Country Music Awards, which took place on Thursday, there was a surprising and exciting collaboration between two renowned musicians from different genres. British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran joined forces with country star Luke Combs for a special duet performance.

The event kicked off with Luke Combs performing his hit song “Love You Anyway” from his album “Gettin’ Old.” As the camera panned to Ed Sheeran, he picked up his guitar and began singing his latest single, “Life Goes On,” which is featured on his new album titled “(pronounced ‘Subtract’).”

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In the middle of the acoustic rendition, Luke Combs joined Ed Sheeran on stage to harmonize on the track. The duo’s voices blended seamlessly, creating a beautiful and unique sound that captivated the audience. The performance was met with cheers and applause, showcasing the chemistry and talent of both artists.

After their duet, Ed Sheeran revealed to co-host Garth Brooks that he and Luke Combs have been friends for five years. Their friendship blossomed, and they previously shared the stage together in March 2022 when Ed joined Luke to perform “Dive” from his album “(pronounced ‘Divide’).”

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Luke Combs also shared an interesting anecdote about how their friendship began. They first met at the Twin Peaks restaurant in Brentwood, Tennessee, where they casually hung out and got to know each other. Luke described the experience of going out with Ed and the sudden influx of fans approaching them, which took them both by surprise.

In a recent interview with Billboard, Ed Sheeran expressed his admiration for country music and even expressed a desire to transition into the genre. He mentioned that he often discusses this with his wife, Cherry Seaborn, and praised the culture and songwriting in country music.

During the Academy of Country Music Awards rehearsals, Ed Sheeran explained that his song “Life Goes On” was written about dealing with loss. He revealed that he has a deep love for country music, and he and his wife play it all day long in their home. Having spent significant time in Nashville, he feels a strong connection to the country music scene and expressed his gratitude for feeling accepted within the community.

Ed Sheeran also shared his personal connections to country music legends Garth Brooks and Dolly Parton. He mentioned that he and his father, John, had the opportunity to meet Dolly Parton at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in November, which he described as a “really cool moment.” He also acknowledged that Garth Brooks’ classic country songs are often covered by other artists in England, leading him to grow up listening to them.

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The 58th Academy of Country Music Awards was a memorable night, showcasing the power of collaboration and the bridging of musical genres. Ed Sheeran’s appearance and duet with Luke Combs added a special touch to the event, leaving the audience wanting more. It highlighted the universality of music and the ability of talented artists to come together and create magic on stage.

The awards ceremony, which took place at the Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas, was broadcasted live and streamed exclusively on Prime Video, providing fans around the world the opportunity to witness this incredible performance.