Luke Combs and Brooks & Dunn Open 2020 CMT Music Awards With ‘1, 2 Many’ Performance

Luke Combs and Brooks & Dunn; Photo by Getty Images for CMT
Luke Combs and Brooks & Dunn; Photo by Getty Images for CMT

Luke Combs and Brooks & Dunn reunited for a performance of “1, 2 Many” to open the 2020 CMT Music Awards.

On Wednesday (Oct. 21), the country superstar joined forces once again with country legends Brooks & Dunn for a star-studded performance of their rowdy drinking song, “1, 2 Many.” The trio previously performed together during CMT Crossroads in 2019 and their Crossroads performance of “Brand New Man” is nominated for CMT Performance Of The Year.

“We did get a little prelim crossroads performance so we know it’s gonna be fun, just looking forward to it. His music is not unlike ours, so we’re not gonna try too hard, we’re just going to go out there and sling it I think,” Brooks said ahead of the performance.

“For me it’s like a total dream come true every time I’m with these guys at all so I mean it’s really awesome. I’m thankful that they are here to do it with me and I’m gonna have fun, for sure,” Combs added.

“1, 2 Many” appears on Combs’ 2019 album, What You See Is What You Get. The superstar is preparing to unleash the deluxe edition of the album on Friday (Oct. 23).

Combs is up for three nods, including Video Of The Year, Male Video Of The Year and the aforementioned CMT Performance Of The Year.

The 2020 CMT Music Awards aired Wednesday night (Oct. 21) on CMT and featured performances from Ashley McBryde, Dan + Shay, Jimmie Allen, Noah Cyrus, Kelsea Ballerini, Halsey, Little Big Town, Luke Bryan, Luke Combs, Brooks & Dunn, Maren Morris, Kane Brown, Morgan Wallen, Sam Hunt and Shania Twain as well as debut performances by Caylee Hammack, HARDY, Ingrid Andress, Mickey Guyton, Riley Green and Travis Denning.

The show was co-hosted by Kane Brown alongside Ashley McBryde and Sarah Hyland.