Carrie Underwood and Joan Jett performed "Bad Reputation," "I Hate Myself For Loving You," as well as "I Love Rock & Roll" at CMA Fest

By Matt McNulty
June 08, 2019 05:55 PM
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Carrie Underwood surprised fans at the CMA Fest on Friday with a special guest appearance by Joan Jett!

The two performed on stage to belt out a few of Jett’s classics, including “Bad Reputation,” “I Hate Myself for Loving You,” “Crimson and Clover,” “Fresh Start” and “I Love Rock & Roll.”

“Dreams come true at #CMAFest! This was mine. Just to be in the same room as @joanjett is really cool…to share the stage with her is indescribable!” Underwood, 36, wrote on Instagram alongside photos of her and Jett together.

“She truly is a legend and is probably the coolest person I have ever met. I was so proud to show her how amazing our CMA Fest crowd is! What a night!” Underwood added.

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The former American Idol winner’s career took off after winning the show’s competition back in 2005, and has since made the switch from pop to country music.

Jett, 60, and Underwood have previously collaborated once before for Underwood’s opening theme of NBC’s Sunday Night Football, which was a new spin on Jett’s 1988 hit “I Hate Myself for Loving You.”

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Jett’s music has seen a resurrection in popularity over the years, with former UFC champion and current WWE star Ronda Rousey using “Bad Reputation” for her walkout music.

Jett also just performed with the re-formed Bikini Kill in Brooklyn last week.

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Jett was not the only surprise guest to perform at CMA Fest.

On Thursday, Kelsea Ballerini brought out The Chainsmokers, Brothers Osborne welcomed Brooks and Dunn and Ashley McBryde to the stage, while Florida Georgia Line brought out Morgan Wallen and HARDY.

And on Friday, Thomas Rhett had Jon Pardi join him for their new duet, “Beer Can’t Fix.”

CMA Fest continues through Sunday in Nashville. A concert special of the nightly stadium performances will air Aug. 4 on ABC.