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One of the 2020 CMA Awards shows best kept secrets was the performance delivered by the show’s hosts Reba McEntire and Darius Rucker. Rucker, former Hootie & the Blowfish frontman, was tight-lipped about the performance in the weeks leading up to the show, but teased, “I’m lucky, I get to do something really special with Reba. We’ve got something that we’re really excited about, and no, I can’t tell you.”
Elvis Presley recorded “In The Ghetto” during his American Sound Studio session in Memphis and became his first Top 10 hit in the United States in four years. In 2007, Presley’s daughter, Lisa Marie, recorded a duet version of the song with her late father to raise funds for the Presley Charitable Foundation.
Darius pulled double-duty as co-host and performer and had the honor of performing twice. In addition to his performance with Reba, he is also collaborating with Lady A for his song “Beer and Sunshine.”
Watch Reba McEntire and Darius Rucker sing “In The Ghetto” below.