Justin Timberlake Singing Country Is the Best

The pop star brought the house down with at the 2015 CMAs.

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When it was announced that former *NSYNC member and "Suit and Tie" singer Justin Timberlake would take the stage at the 2015 Country Music Association Awards on Wednesday, there were some skeptics. But damn, did he just shut all of them down with this performance.

Justin took the stage with CMA Best New Artist winner Chris Stapleton, performing his hit "Tennessee Whiskey" before transitioning into Justin's "Drink You Away." And they pretty much stole the entire show.

Justin shared photos from the rehearsal earlier on his Instagram page.

Justin and his wife, Jessica Biel, enjoyed a fun date night at the event before he hit the stage. 

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Entertainment Weekly called the performance (opens in new tab) "an unapologetic display of abnormal levels of talent," which as perfect of a description of the duet as is possible. 

Even Keith Urban was into it. 

And so was Miranda Lambert.

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Same, Miranda. Same. 


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Rebecca Rose
Rebecca Rose

I'm a writer for Cosmopolitan.com manning the fort during the night shift (because I love staying up late and hate getting up early in the morning). My nickname is not Becky, Beck, Becca or Bex--it's Burt, which is what almost everyone calls me.