Meaghan Kirby
April 14, 2018 6:11 pm
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This Sunday, April 15th, get ready to party with the hottest country stars at the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards hosted by Reba McEntire.

Chris Stapleton and Thomas Rhett are entering the 2018 ACM Awards with the most nominations — Stapleton has eight while Rhett has six — while Keith Urban, songwriter Shane McAnally, Maren Morris, and Miranda Lambert have each scored a handful of nominations in the evening’s hottest categories. Meanwhile, Carrie Underwood, Florida Georgia Line, Little Big Town, Kenny Chesney, and many others are set to perform at the show.

But while the 2018 ACM Awards ceremony is honoring the biggest songs and artists in country today, the ACM Awards are also looking back this year. For the first time ever, the awards show will be featuring “ACM Flashbacks,” which honor the country artists or groups for their contributions to country music or songs of a particular year with a special performance.

This year, the ACM Awards are honoring three hits from 1993: “Should’ve Been a Cowboy” by Toby Keith, “Does He Love You” by Reba McEntire, and “Chattahoochee” by Alan Jackson. Blake Shelton and Kelly Clarkson will join Keith and McEntire for their performances, respectively, while Jon Pardi will duet with Jackson.

While “Chattahoochee” is certainly one of the catchiest odes to a body of water, it’s been a little while since we last heard Jackson’s hit. Reminisce about the glory days on the Chattahoochee before Sunday performance with these lyrics, per genius.com:

Verse 1

Hook 1

Hook 2

Verse 2

Hook 1

 

Hook 2

 

Hook 2

Hook 2

Verse 1 (again)

Verse 2 (again)

Hook 1

Hook 2

For just a bit of a refresher of how fun the Chattahoochee is, here’s Alan Jackson’s music video for the song:

Catch Jackson and Pardi sing this catchy tune at the 2018 ACM Awards on Sunday!

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