Eric Church Surprises CMA Awards With Morgan Wallen Collaboration

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Morgan Wallen and a very special guest took the CMA Awards stage and got everyone on their feet.

No, we’re not talking about his highly anticipated collaboration with Post Malone and HARDY.


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On November 1st, the CMA social media accounts shared the second round of performers, and Morgan Wallen – plus his special guest – was on the list! For seven full days, fans have been speculating who the guests would be and which song they would be singing. Some guessed he’d be joined by Thomas Rhett for their new duet “Mamaw’s House.”

Was It Thomas Rhett?

Nope! His special guest was Eric Church. Together, they sang “Man Made a Bar,” their duet that was released on Wallen’s 2023 album One Thing at a Time. 

“Man Made A Bar” was written by Rocky Block, Jordan Dozzi, Larry Fleet, and Brett Tyler, and is a fan favorite on Wallen’s album.

CMA Performance

Church was not billed as a performer, or even a presenter, so fans went nuts when host Luke Bryan announced that he was already on stage and ready to perform with Wallen! See some of the reactions online:

And we agree with everyone. It was an awesome performance that people will be talking about for a long time. 

Watch the performance below!

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