The 54th Annual CMA Awards aired live on ABC Wednesday night (November 11) and – per usual – gave viewers the opportunity to see their favorite Country acts perform live and walk away with the event’s true star; its trophies.
But, beyond the upset wins in major categories, the biggest surprise may have come courtesy of an appearance from Pop pinup Justin Bieber.
The 26-year-old – hot on the promo trail in support of the tunes set to line his forthcoming sixth studio album – took a break from his own efforts to accompany Dan + Shay‘s live performance of their 2019 hit, ‘10,000 Hours.’
Filmed at California’s iconic Hollywood Bowl, the virtual appearance not only marked the first time Bieber and Dan + Shay performed the song live together but also the Canadian hitmaker’s first time on the CMAs. Needless to say, his diehard fans – affectionately called #Beliebers – weren’t complaining.
See the powerful performance inside: