Florida Georgia Line and Thomas Rhett Team Up For ‘CMA Summer Jam’ Performance

Thursday night’s CMA Summer Jam featured a slew of superstar performances and collaborations, including one from Florida Georgia Line and…


Lauren Jo Black

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September 2, 2021


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Florida Georgia Line, Thomas Rhett; Photo Courtesy ABC

Thursday night’s CMA Summer Jam featured a slew of superstar performances and collaborations, including one from Florida Georgia Line and Thomas Rhett.

FGL and Rhett joined forces for a collaborative rendition of FGL’s chart-topping hit, “Round Here,” from their debut studio album, Here’s to the Good Times.

Throwing it back to 2013, the superstars had fans singing and swaying along with the song that celebrates everything there is to love about life in a small town.

Florida Georgia Line and Thomas Rhett are longtime friends and collaborators and even toured together on the Anything Goes Tour in 2015. 

Also during the show, Rhett took the stage for performances of “Country Again,” “What’s Your Country Song” and “Crash and Burn.” 

CMA Summer Jam also featured performances from Jimmie Allen, Gabby Barrett, Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne, Luke Bryan, Luke Combs, Eric Church, Darius Rucker, Mickey Guyton, Miranda Lambert, Carly Pearce, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, Cole Swindell, Carrie Underwood, and Lainey Wilson.

Additionally, the three-hour show included star-studded collaborations by Bentley with HARDY & BRELAND, Underwood and Dwight Yoakam, Lambert with Brothers Osborne, newlyweds Shelton and Stefani, as well as Swindell & Bryan. 

CMA Summer Jam aired on Thursday, September 2 (live 8:00-11:00 PM ET) on ABC.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.