By Ross Jones
Brooks & Dunn surprised fans at TidalWave Festival 2023 on Sunday night (August 13), welcoming special guest Megan Moroney to the stage during their headline show.
The legendary duo delivered a greatest hits-spanning set at the Atlantic City festival, with the 'Tennessee Orange' singer joining them for a performance of their 2007 hit 'Cowgirls Don't Cry'.
Taking a page from Reba's book, the Georgia native waltzed on to the main stage to huge screams from the crowd, immediately launching into the chorus as the imperious duo offered up the sort of powerful instrumentation to match her commanding voice.
It was one of the many surprise highlights of the weekend, one which saw Jelly Roll joined by Cooper Alan, Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter perform their hit 'Thinking 'Bout You' and Thomas Rhett bringing out Nate Smith to sing 'Beer Can't Fix'.
The pair's show was a nostalgic and celebratory end to what had been an action-packed three days on Atlantic City Beach. As a part of their 2023 Reboot tour, the duo delivered rapturous performances of some of their all time classics, with opener 'Brand New Man' and 'Red Dirt Road' bristling with a rockier edge.
Moroney has joined Brooks and Dunn as support during their Reboot tour, alongside Scotty McCreery. She performed in front of a bumper crowd during her own TidalWave set on Sunday, pulling one of the biggest attendances to the Next From Nashville stage on Atlantic City Beach as her star grows from strength to strength.
With her latest single, 'I'm Not Pretty', impacting country radio last week to weekly-leading adds, Moroney released an entertaining video for the song, one that finds her playing the roles of a variety of high-school characters to visualise the story of an ex's new-gf accidentally liking one of her old photos.
Having now finished the arena portion of their Reboot Tour, Brooks and Dunn are set to close out the year with two more festival headline sets, bringing their '90s country classics to Country Thunder Bristol and Greenville Country Music Festival, respectively.
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