Remember When Carrie Underwood Joined Luke Bryan For Two Surprise Duets In Nashville?

On this day in 2017, Luke Bryan kicked off his Huntin’, Fishin’ And Lovin’ Every Day Tour with two sold-out…


Lauren Jo Black

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May 6, 2022

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On this day in 2017, Luke Bryan kicked off his Huntin’, Fishin’ And Lovin’ Every Day Tour with two sold-out shows at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. The back-to-back nights featured several surprise guests, including an appearance from fellow country superstar Carrie Underwood. 

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In the midst of Bryan’s set, Underwood shocked the capacity crowd when she appeared on stage to join Bryan for a duet of his massive hit, “Play It Again.” 

The crowd erupted with cheers at the sight of the songstress, who was sporting a laid-back look with a Nashville Predators Tee-Shirt with her husband, Mike Fisher’s, number on the back. She completed the look with brown cowboy boots and jeans. 

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After making her way across the stage, Underwood gifted Bryan with a Predators Hat as they sang “Play It Again.” 

That’s not all – Bryan and Underwood then made their way to a piano where they went on to sing the Randy Travis hit, “I Told You So.” 

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“I Told You So” was originally recorded by Travis and rose to No.1 in 1988. Underwood recorded a cover of the song for her 2007 album, Carnival Ride, and later teamed up with Travis to record a duet of the song. Their collaboration was released to country radio and once again, became a massive chart success.

The audience sang along to the country classic.

Luke Bryan and Carrie Underwood concluded their performance with a bow. 

The following day, Underwood took to social media to thank the Georgia native for having her out to the show.

Bryan and Underwood have yet to collaborate on their own duet, but it’s safe to say it would shoot to the top of the charts!

Click above to re-live their duets.

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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 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.