By Maxim Mower
Bebe Rexha surprised Las Vegas’ Life is Beautiful Festival crowd with an appearance from Tyler Hubbard, with the duo delivering a special performance of ‘Meant to Be’.
The feel-good anthem, originally a 2017 collaboration between Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line, remains one of the most popular country songs of the past ten years. ‘Meant to Be’ still holds the record for the most weeks spent atop the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.
@tylerhubbard We knew if I made it there in time it was meant to be 😉 thanks for having me @BebeRexha ♬ Meant to Be (feat. Florida Georgia Line) - Bebe Rexha
It was therefore an electrifying moment for the Las Vegas crowd when Tyler Hubbard stormed onto the stage, with the former Florida Georgia Line frontman quipping that he'd only managed to arrive at the venue with two and a half minutes to spare.
Hubbard had been performing down the road at Las Vegas’ Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa earlier that evening, with the ‘5 Foot 9’ songsmith then rushing off to get to the Life is Beautiful JBL Stage in time, where Bebe Rexha was partway through her hotly anticipated set.
@tomasmier Bebe Rexha had to rep for the country girls at Life Is Beautiful with MEANT TO BE #beberexhameanttobe #meanttobebeberexhafeatfloridageorgialine #lifeisbeautiful2023 ♬ Meant to Be (feat. Florida Georgia Line) - Bebe Rexha
Bebe Rexha regularly performs ‘Meant to Be’ solo, but attendees were delighted to see the inclusion of Tyler Hubbard, which undoubtedly made her Las Vegas show all the more momentous.
In addition to this unexpected link-up, ticket-holders to Life is Beautiful 2023 were treated to performances from The Killers, Kendrick Lamar, Odesza, Khalid, The 1975, Nelly and more.
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