Phillip Phillips, who has been enjoying a well-deserved break after a long summer tour, made an appearance at the CMT Artist of the Year Awards in Nashville last night. Though Phillip’s performance was announced at the last minute (the morning of the show) his performance was nothing close to rushed or improvised.
Phillip performed Sam Hunt’s “Body Like a Back Road,” a huge country hit that has broken several records since it was released in February this year. The song sounded amazing with Phillip’s voice adding some soulfulness to the sexy lyrics and a great band that included keys, guitar, horns and backing vocals. The performance earned Phillips rave reviews, not only from his fans, but from country music fans who may not have known Phillip’s music until last night.
Phillip has been spending a lot of time in Nashville in the last several months. His long awaited third album, due to come out (we hope) early next year, was partially written in Nashville, where he has collaborated with some great musicians and songwriters on a number of new songs.
Phillip attended the show with his wife Hannah, and the two posed together at the red carpet before the show. Take a look a Phillip’s performance as well as some photos from the event, below!