Chart-topping rockers The Chainsmokers celebrated their recent collaboration with country superstars Florida Georgia Line by appearing with them on the CMT Awards Wednesday. The unlikely pairing of the two duos performed “Last Day Alive” for the first time since recording it for The Chainsmokers new album “Memories… Do Not Open.” (Watch their rollicking performance above.)
The disc debuted in April to some of the best reviews so far this year. Critics made special mention of the collaboration between the two acts. After their live rendition of the song on Wednesday’s show, it would not be surprising if it is released as the next single from the album.
Florida Georgia Line has a long history with collaborating with artists from both within country music as well as from other genres. They were nominees at this year’s CMT Awards for their work with Tim McGraw on “May We All.”
They lost that race to Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood who collaborated on “The Fighter,” which they performed on the show. Urban also bested them for the top trophy of Video of the Year with his win for “Blue Ain’t Your Color.” However, Florida Georgia Line did pick up the consolation prize of Best Duo Video for “H.O.L.Y.”