Marvel star Chris Pratt takes the stage with country legend Garth Brooks for a unique crossover performance taking place at the iHeartRadio Music Awards at Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theatre, with the event hosted by The Masked Singer season 1 winner T-Pain.
Established in 2014, the iHeartRadio Music Awards celebrate popular musicians and the year’s biggest hits. From 2014 to 2015, the event was broadcast on NBC, and later aired on TBS, TNT, and TruTV from 2016 to 2018. This year’s installment was broadcast on Fox, with the winners announced prior to the show. Pop star Ariana Grande won major awards, including Female Artist of the Year and Artist of the Year, while Drake was named Male Artist of the Year. R&B star Alicia Keys earned the iHeartRadio Innovator of the Year Award, and Taylor Swift won a prize for her Reputation Stadium Tour. Meanwhile, the aforementioned Brooks took home arguably the most prestigious honor, as he was named Artist of the Decade. Brooks also performed one of his most popular songs with an MCU star.
On Instagram, Pratt shared a picture of his iHeartRadio Music Awards performance with Brooks. The two cultural icons sang “Friends in Low Places,” the 1990 lead single from Brooks’ second studio album, No Fences. The song was a Billboard #1 hit for the country star, and lyrical references to a good ol’ boy lifestyle align with Pratt’s public persona. After high school, the actor dropped out of community college and later lived on the beach in Maui, Hawaii. Meanwhile, Brooks’ recording career slowed down during the early 2000s, as he only released one album throughout the entire decade. In Pratt’s Instagram post, he begins with the statement “Welp. I guess I died and gone to heaven,” before offering thanks and congratulations to iHeartRadio’s Artist of the Decade. Check out a video of the performance and Pratt's post below.
This June, Brooks will release his 14th studio album, appropriately entitled Fun. Last June, he released the lead single “All Day Long." As for Pratt, the 39-year-old will soon appear as Peter Quill aka Star-Lord in Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame. In fact, the film’s much-anticipated second trailer released on the same day that Pratt performed with Brooks. After nearly a decade of supporting performances throughout the 2000s, Pratt landed his breakthrough role on NBC’s Parks and Recreation, starring as Andy Dwyer from 2009 to 2015. In 2020, Pratt will have a voice role in Disney’s animated fantasy film Onward.
While Brooks may have lost some momentum over the years, he’s still a popular artist. Most importantly, he’s a relatable artist, much like his recent performance partner, Pratt.
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