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Keith Urban Performs Alongside The Original 'John Cougar' In Iconic CMA Show

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Keith Urban takes to the stage during the 49th CMA Awards with one of the starring "John" members of his newest No. 1 single! 

In a performance unlike any other, these two musical icons take the audience by storm with several of their greatest hits! 

John Cougar Mellencamp starts off the standout show at Bridgestone Arena with his 1984 super-hit "Pink Houses". Just a few verses into the song and Urban joins him for a duet that had everyone stomping their feet along to the beat. 

Finishing out the patriotic number, Urban takes the stage solo singing his tribute to "John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16" and calls out Mellencamp halfway through the tune. "I'm talkin' John Mellencamp!"

Urban's song has been an instant hit since it was released in June of this year and has been praised for it's "slow '70s funk vibe" from praising critics who have also commended Urban's return to traditional country music with a revamped sound. 

Check out Keith Urban & 'John Cougar' Mellencamp's amazing duet in the video below!

LYRICS BELOW

There's a black man with a black cat
Living in a black neighborhood
He's got an interstate running' through his front yard
You know, he thinks, he's got it so good
And there's a woman in the kitchen cleaning' up evening slop
And he looks at her and says:
"Hey darling, I can remember when you could stop a clock"

Oh but ain't that America, for you and me
Ain't that America, we're something to see baby
Ain't that America, home of the free, yeah
Little pink houses for you and me, oh for you and me

Well there's a young man in a T-shirt
Listenin' to a rock 'n' roll station
He's got a greasy hair, greasy smile
He says: "Lord, this must be my destination"
'Cause they told me, when I was younger
Sayin' "Boy, you're gonna be president"
But just like everything else, those old crazy dreams
Just kinda came and went

Oh but ain't that America, for you and me
Ain't that America, we're something to see baby
Ain't that America, home of the free, yeah
Little pink houses, for you and me, oh baby for you and me

Well there's people and more people
What do they know, know, know
Go to work in some high rise
And vacation down at the Gulf of Mexico
Ooo yeah

And there's winners, and there's losers
But they ain't no big deal
'Cause the simple man baby pays the thrills,
The bills and the pills that kill

Oh but ain't that America, for you and me
Ain't that America, we're something to see baby
Ain't that America, home of the free, yeah
Little pink houses for you and me, ooo, ooo yeah

Ain't that America, for you and me
Ain't that America, hey we're something to see baby
Ain't that America, oh the home of the free,
Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah
Little pink houses babe for you and me, ooo yeah ooo yeah

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