Parmalee, Blanco Brown and Brooke Eden Release Studio Version of ‘Just the Way’ Following ACM Awards Performance

One of the many collaborations featured on the 57th Academy of Country Music Awards on Monday evening (March 7) was…


Lauren Jo Black

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March 9, 2022


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Brooke Eden, Matt Thomas of Parmalee, Blanco Brown; Photo by Getty Images for ACM

One of the many collaborations featured on the 57th Academy of Country Music Awards on Monday evening (March 7) was “Just the Way” featuring Parmalee, Blanco Brown and Brooke Eden

The artists joined forces for a one-of-a-kind rendition of the chart-topping song, making for a memorable moment during the two-hour show. 

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Fans can no re-live the collab on Amazon Music with the exclusive release of “Just the Way (featuring Brooke Eden)” to the platform

“Just the Way” originally features Parmalee and Blanco Brown and is currently nominated for Country Song of the Year at the 2022 iHeartRadio Awards for being the most-played song on iHeartRadio in 2021. 

The song raked in nearly 500 million on-demand streams since its release. 

Click above to release their ACM Awards performance of “Just the Way.” 

Blanco Brown, Josh McSwain, Barry Knox, Matt Thomas, and Scott Thomas of Parmalee and Brooke Eden (Center); Photo by Jason Kempin, Getty Images for ACM

The 57th Academy of Country Music Awards aired on Monday, March 7, exclusively on Prime Video at 8/7c. 

Co-hosted by global icon Dolly Parton with Jimmie Allen and Gabby Barrett, the two-hour show livestreamed without commercials and featured 20+ performances from some of country music’s hottest superstars and rising newcomers.

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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 and her work being featured on 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.