Dwight Yoakam Calls Carrie Underwood a ‘Talented Duet Partner’

The love seems to be mutual between Carrie Underwood and Dwight Yoakam. After Underwood gushed about Yoakam, following their collaboration on both Yoakam’s “A Thousand Miles” and “Guitars, Cadillacs,” during CMA Summer Jam, Yoakam returned the love, in a sincere and heartfelt post shared on social media.

It started when Underwood wrote ““Never in a million years would I have thought I would get to share the stage with someone this cool! [Dwight Yoakam], you are a LEGEND and, now, a friend as well! Thank you! #CMASummerJam Guitars…Cadillacs…And Cowboy Hats.”

After Underwood’s sweet comments, the 64-year-old wrote, “Carrie, Thank you for being so graciously generous in inviting me to share the stage and do two of my songs with you during your show. As I said last night, I haven’t had a more talented duet partner to sing and perform with…”

Underwood and Yoakam were just a few of the stellar collaborations that took place during the first night of CMA Summer Jam, held in place of CMA Fest, which had to be canceled for the second year in a row because of the pandemic. Blake Shelton was joined by his new bride, Gwen Stefani, to sing “Happy Anywhere,” while Luke Bryan invited Cole Swindell on stage to sing Swindell’s latest No. 1 hit, “Single Saturday Night.

Underwood is no stranger to duets. She is currently joining Jason Aldean on his new single, “If I Didn’t Love You,” from his next album. The Oklahoma native is also joined by both NEEDTOBREATHE’s Bear Rinehart and CeCe Winans on her recent My Savior album.

“I feel like one thing I will never forget about the day CeCe and I recorded ‘Great Is Thy Faithfulness,’ together is when she walked in she was like ‘Oh, thank you for having me,’” Underwood recalled. “I was like ‘Oh my gosh, thank you so much for coming.’ And she’s like ‘I love this song so much, because He IS faithful.’ And obviously she has this incredible gift from God and uses it, to give back to God, but for her to come in and be like, ‘Oh my gosh, you believe what you’re singing.’ It sounds so silly to say that … Getting to work with her and feel the power that she has in her voice, it was just such a beautiful day. She’s a light in the world and in music and to me in the studio she certainly was that day.”

Underwood just released My Savior: LIVE From The Ryman Concert DVD, from her performance at the Ryman Auditorium on Easter Sunday. The DVD is available for purchase at Amazon, Walmart, Target, Gaither.com, and other national retailers.