Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood Light Up Music City with ‘If I Didn’t Love You’ Performance
Global superstars Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood gave a show-stopping performance of their multi-week No. 1 hit during the 2021…
Jason Aldean, Carrie Underwood
On Sunday, Nov. 21, the country superstars joined forces once again to perform “If I Didn’t Love You” at the AMAs, marking their second time performing the tune on national television.
Appearing from Downtown Nashville outside of the Bridge Building near the pedestrian bridge, the superstars flawlessly delivered a performance of the heartbreak song against the Music City skyline.
Aldean accompanied Underwood on a grand piano as she stood by his side wearing an elegant black gown adorned with silver accents and black sparkly boots.
Their performance followed the live debut of the duet, which took place during the 2021 CMA Awards on Wednesday evening (Nov. 10).
Aldean and Underwood’s performance, which was part of the AMAs new ‘My Hometown’ segment, found the hitmakers looking back on their humble beginnings, with Aldean reminiscing on growing up in Macon, Georgia and Underwood opening up about her childhood in Checotah, Oklahoma.
“If I Didn’t Love You” was co-written by Aldean’s bandmates Kurt Allison and Tully Kennedy alongside John Morgan and Lydia Vaughan. It was produced by the superstar’s longtime collaborator Michael Knox.
The emotional track, which is the singer’s current single at country radio, finds Aldean and Underwood crooning over an ex, admitting that moving on has not been easy. The track opens with Aldean’s signature vocals. Underwood joins him on the chorus as they admit to experiencing heartache following a breakup.
The multi-week chart-topper became Aldean’s 26th No.1 hit and serves as the lead single of his just-released 10th studio album, Macon, Georgia.
Lauren Jo Black
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.