Fans tuned in to the CMA Fest TV special on ABC were in for a special treat when Dierks Bentley teamed up with Dwight Yoakam for a very special performance. During his set, Bentley invited the legendary performer onstage to sing his 1993 hit “Fast As You.” The moment had Bentley freaking out in the best way possible.
“I got goosebumps all over my body,” Bentley told the Nissan Stadium crowd following the performance. “This is the best CMA Fest of my life. I can’t believe that just happened. I need a drink. I need to calm down. This is crazy.”
The collaboration was labeled the Pepsi Generation performance, which brought two artists from different time periods together for a one-of-a-kind moment.
The CMA Fest special aired Wednesday night on ABC, with performances from Bentley, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean and many others. The show was taped during the four-night CMA Music Festival, held in Nashville, TN.
The 2019 CMA Music Festival will return June 6-9, 2019. Pre-sale is available now, with general on sale beginning Monday, Aug. 6. Visit CMAFest.com or call the CMA Box Office at 1-800-CMA-FEST for more information.
Check out Bentley and Yoakam’s energetic collaboration below.