Lee was scheduled to perform his hit with Carly Pearce, “I Hope You’re Happy Now,” but that’s obviously not happening. Rather than replacing the performance or have Carly sing it as a solo, Lady A’s Charles Kelley has stepped in to sing Lee’s part.
“I’m excited to see my buddy Charles Kelley CRUSH it,” Lee said, before launching into a parody of the duet, dedicated to Carly and his CMA stand-in.
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Y’all, I am so disappointed that I’m not able to take the stage with @carlypearce and perform at this year’s @cma awards...BUT, I’m excited to watch my buddy @charleskelley CRUSH it tomorrow night. Y’all tune in on @abcnetwork. I’ll be sitting right here watching along with ya.