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S9 E4 | FULL EPISODE

Brett Young

ACM Award-winner Brett Young performs songs from his self-titled debut album, including “Sleep Without You,” “Like I Loved You” and “Mercy,” plus the hit single “In Case You Didn’t Know.” Named as one of Billboard’s Top New Artists, Young has captured the hearts of fans everywhere through his honest lyrics and West Coast-meets-Southern sound, aptly dubbed “Caliville.”

AIRED: July 31, 2019 | 0:56:26
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-Check. Check. One, two. Check.

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[ Cheers and applause ]

♪ If ever I get lost

♪ In your eyes

♪ Tonight

Please just let me stay ♪

♪ Right there a little bit longer ♪

♪♪

♪ Underneath the stars

♪ We are

♪ On fire

♪ And I don't wanna go if you don't wanna go ♪

♪ We can just stay here in this minute ♪

♪ Lose all track of time

♪ Let the world spin on without us for a while ♪

♪ I'm telling you, we're just one kiss away from heaven ♪

♪ So, baby, hold on tight

♪ 'Cause I want to get wrapped up in your love ♪

♪ So, baby, let's just

♪ Stay here tonight

♪ Tonight

♪ I just wanna linger like this ♪

♪ On your lips

♪ And taste the salt air on your skin ♪

♪ Hold you in my hands

♪ Anything and everything, you know that I'm all-in ♪

♪ We can just stay here in this minute ♪

♪ Lose all track of time

♪ Let the world spin on without us for a while ♪

♪ I'm telling you, we're just one kiss away from heaven ♪

♪ So, baby, hold on tight

♪ 'Cause I want to get wrapped up in your love ♪

♪ So, baby, let's just

♪ Stay here tonight

♪ Tonight

♪ Baby, let's just

♪ Stay here tonight

♪ Tonight, tonight, tonight, whoa ♪

♪♪

♪ Oh

Let's just stay right here tonight ♪

♪♪

♪ Oh

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♪ 'Cause I don't wanna go if you don't wanna go ♪

♪ We can just stay here in this minute ♪

♪ Lose all track of time

♪ Let the world spin on without us for a while ♪

♪ I'm telling you, we're just one kiss away from heaven ♪

♪ So, baby, hold on tight

♪ 'Cause I want to get wrapped up in your love ♪

♪ So, baby, let's just

♪ Stay here tonight

♪♪

♪ Tonight

♪ Baby, let's just

♪ Stay here tonight

♪ Tonight, tonight, tonight, whoa ♪

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[ Cheers and applause ]

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♪ Whoo

Come on!

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♪ The picture ain't in the picture frame ♪

♪ Where it used to hang

♪ I had to take that down

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♪ And the funny thing is the phone will ring ♪

♪ And I'll think it's you

♪ But it ain't you now

♪ Oh, no

♪ I don't always think about you, girl ♪

♪ But when I do

♪ I can't keep myself from crazy missin' you ♪

Here we go.

♪ We used to stay up all night kissin' ♪

♪ Dancin' barefoot in the kitchen ♪

♪ Tippin' glasses, red wine splashin' ♪

♪ We used to hold each other till the mornin' ♪

♪ Before you know it, then you're in over your head ♪

♪ Then it's over too soon

♪ No matter what I do, it just ain't no use ♪

♪ I just can't get used to missin' you, no ♪

♪♪

♪ In the bottom drawer is the old T-shirt ♪

♪ That you always wore

♪ I couldn't throw that out

♪ No

♪ 'Cause a broken heart's still a broken heart ♪

♪ Even when you start breakin' memories down ♪

♪ Whoa

♪ I'm gettin' pretty good at actin' like I'm movin' on ♪

♪ Then a song you used to sing comes on ♪

♪ And I start wishin' you weren't gone ♪

♪ We used to stay up all night kissin' ♪

♪ Dancin' barefoot in the kitchen ♪

♪ Tippin' glasses, red wine, splashin' ♪

♪ We used to hold each other till the mornin' ♪

♪ Before you know it, then you're in over your head ♪

♪ Then it's over too soon

♪ No matter what I do, it just ain't no use ♪

♪ I just can't get used to missin' you ♪

Come on.

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♪ Well, I don't always think about you, girl ♪

♪ But when I do

♪ I can't keep myself from crazy missin' you ♪

♪ And I'm gettin' pretty good at actin' like I'm movin' on ♪

♪ Then a song you used to sing comes on ♪

♪ And I start wishin' you weren't gone ♪

♪ We used to stay up all night kissin' ♪

♪ Dancin' barefoot in the kitchen ♪

♪ Tippin' glasses, red wine, splashin' ♪

♪ We used to hold each other till the mornin' ♪

♪ Before you know it, then you're in over your head ♪

♪ Then it's over too soon

♪ No matter what I do, it just ain't no use ♪

♪ I just can't get used to missin' you ♪

♪ Whoo, no matter what I do, it just ain't no use ♪

♪ I just can't get used to missin' you ♪

Come on.

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[ Cheers and applause ]

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♪ Would've thought you wrote down every word ♪

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♪ Goodbye spelled out like it had been rehearsed ♪

♪♪

♪ There ain't no point in trying to change your mind ♪

♪♪

♪ It seems like

♪ You've got it all figured out ♪

♪ You're alright

♪ With the way this is going down ♪

♪ Don't tell me we can still be friends ♪

♪ Hanging on the weekend, you're gonna be okay ♪

♪ if I start seeing somebody new ♪

♪ You hope that I do, it won't be long ♪

♪ Till I forget to call every time that I'm drinking ♪

♪ And you ain't the love song I can't keep from singing ♪

♪ I gotta be honest

♪ You really believe that's it's true ♪

♪ You never loved me like I loved you ♪

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♪ By the way you're talking, you would think ♪

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♪ You never had any real feelings for me ♪

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♪ And if you think I can look across the bar ♪

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♪ And see you in someone else's arms ♪

♪ And I need you

♪ Well, girl, who do you think you are? ♪

♪ Trying to tell me we can still be friends ♪

♪ Hanging on the weekend, you're gonna be okay ♪

♪ If I start seeing somebody new ♪

♪ You hope that I do, it won't be long ♪

♪ Till I forget to call every time that I'm drinking ♪

♪ And you ain't the love song I can't keep from singing ♪

♪ I gotta be honest

♪ You really believe that's it's true ♪

♪ You never loved me like I loved ♪

♪ You always told me you'd never leave me ♪

♪ You said I was your one and only ♪

♪ So what makes you think I wanna hear you say ♪

♪ We can still be friends

♪ No, I don't wanna be friends

Come on.

♪ Stop telling me, stop telling me, whoa ♪

♪ That we can still be friends

♪ Hanging on the weekend, you're gonna be okay ♪

♪ if I start seeing somebody new ♪

♪ You hope that I do, it won't be long ♪

♪ Till I forget to call every time that I'm drinking ♪

♪ And you ain't the love song I can't keep from singing ♪

♪ I gotta be honest

♪ You really believe that it's true ♪

♪ You never loved me like I loved you ♪

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♪ You never loved me like I loved you ♪

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♪ You never loved me like I loved you ♪

[ Cheers and applause ]

How's everybody feeling?

[ Cheers and applause ]

Happy? Excited to be here?

[ Cheers and applause ]

So, let me get this straight. You're all feeling good?

[ Cheers and applause ]

Cool, cool.

Here's a really sad song to ruin that.

-I love you, Brett!

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♪ Home for seven days, and I haven't even seen your face ♪

♪ I guess I've got a flight to change ♪

♪ There ain't nothin' left to say ♪

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♪ If you really don't have it figured out by now ♪

♪ There's no need for me to hang around ♪

♪ I've gotta get out of town

♪ Five-dollar drink and a lonely window seat ♪

♪ Half-empty plane on New Year's Eve ♪

♪ Love birds in the row in front of me ♪

♪ Are driving me crazy

♪ The pilot comes on, says the year is almost gone ♪

♪ Five, four, three, two, one

♪ Looks like it's just me and the whiskey ♪

♪ 'Cause you ain't here to kiss me ♪

♪♪

♪ You ain't here to kiss me

♪♪

♪ Raise a toast to the thought of you and me ♪

♪ This was just the way it had to be ♪

♪ 90 proof to give me clarity

♪ The flight attendant must know that something's going on ♪

♪ Can't hide the look of love gone wrong ♪

♪ So she's pouring them a little strong ♪

♪ Five-dollar drink and a lonely window seat ♪

♪ Half-empty plane on New Year's Eve ♪

♪ Love birds in the row in front of me ♪

♪ Are driving me crazy

♪ The pilot comes on, says the year is almost gone ♪

♪ Five, four, three, two, one

♪ Looks like it's just me and the whiskey ♪

♪ 'Cause you ain't here to kiss me ♪

♪♪

♪ You ain't here to kiss me

♪♪

♪ At least we had a chance to know how it feels to love ♪

♪ But it turns out love ain't always enough ♪

♪ So I'll start getting over you ♪

♪ With another five-dollar drink ♪

♪ And a lonely window seat

♪ Half-empty plane on New Year's Eve ♪

♪ Love birds in the row in front of me ♪

♪ Just like we used to be

♪ The pilot comes on, says the year is almost gone ♪

♪ Five, four, three, two, one

♪ Looks like it's just me and the whiskey ♪

♪ 'Cause you ain't here to kiss me ♪

♪ Yeah

♪ You ain't here to kiss me

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♪ Oh, no

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♪ You ain't here to kiss me

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[ Cheers and applause ]

Thank you!

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Here's the quick, little

"Reader's Digest" version about me.

I'm from Southern California.

But I live in Nashville now.

[ Cheers and applause ]

This is my first time on this Opry stage.

[ Cheers and applause ]

Uh, how about this one?

Very, very, head-over-heels, happily in love

and engaged to the love of my life.

[ Cheers and applause ]

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And not all that different from the last point,

I'm completely obsessed with Gavin DeGraw.

[ Cheers and applause ]

I know that here in New York, he holds a special place, right?

This is where Gavin got his start.

From everybody I've talked to, he's played every single bar

and restaurant in all of Manhattan, so...

He's also one of my favorite voices I've ever heard,

and, so, here's the deal -- I make country records,

but I don't really see why that's any reason

I can't cover a Gavin DeGraw song, right?

[ Cheers and applause ]

So, then, here's the one stipulation --

you guys got to sing it with me.

Is that cool? Alright.

Let's see what you got, New York.

♪♪

Come on. Go like this.

♪♪

♪ Dreams, that's where I have to go ♪

♪ To see your beautiful face anymore ♪

♪ I stare at a picture of you and listen to the radio ♪

♪ Hope, hope there's a conversation ♪

♪ We both admit we had it good

♪ But until then, it's alienation, I know ♪

♪ That much is understood

♪ And I realize

♪ If you ask me how I'm doing

♪ I would say I'm doing just fine ♪

♪ I would lie and say that you're not on my mind ♪

♪♪

♪ But I go out and I sit down

♪ At a table set for two

♪ And finally I'm forced to face the truth ♪

♪♪

♪ No matter what I say, I'm

-♪ Not over you

♪♪

-♪ Not over you

♪♪

♪ Damn, damn girl, you do it well ♪

♪ And I thought you were innocent ♪

♪ You took this heart and you put it through hell ♪

♪ But still you're magnificent

♪ I, I am a boomerang

♪ Doesn't matter how you throw me ♪

♪ I turn around, and I'm back in the game ♪

♪ Even better than the old me

♪ But I'm not even close without you ♪

♪ If you ask me how I'm doing

♪ I would say I'm doing just fine ♪

♪ I would lie and say that you're not on my mind ♪

♪♪

♪ But I go out and I sit down

♪ At a table set for two

♪ And finally I'm forced to face the truth ♪

♪♪

♪ No matter what I say, I'm

-♪ Not over you

-♪ And if I had a chance to renew ♪

♪♪

♪ You know there isn't a thing I wouldn't do ♪

♪ I could get back on the right track ♪

♪ But only if you'd be convinced ♪

♪ So until then

♪ If you ask me how I'm doing

♪ I would say I'm doing just fine ♪

Come on.

♪ I would lie and say that you're not on my mind ♪

♪♪

♪ But I go out and I sit down

♪ At a table set for two

♪ And finally I'm forced to face the truth ♪

♪♪

♪ That no matter what I say, I'm ♪

-♪ Not over you

-♪ Not over you

♪ Not over you

♪ Not over you

♪ Not over you

Okay, New York! Whoo!

[ Cheers and applause ]

So, here's how we do this part.

I know you guys are packed in really tight here.

It's probably just gonna make this more fun.

This is the part of the show that we affectionately refer to

as the dance portion of the evening.

[ Cheers and applause ]

So, two things about that.

One, it's really for the ladies.

But, dudes, it's kind of for you, too.

Here's how.

'Cause, guys, you don't want to dance right now,

but you're with somebody who does.

Talk about brownie points.

She wants to dance to these next couple songs.

I'm just saying. I'm trying to help you out.

Let's have a little dance party here.

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Whoo!

♪♪

♪ Baby, when you pull your hair back ♪

♪ Cadillac, red lipstick slow rollin' on your lips ♪

♪ In the mirror on a Saturday night ♪

♪ Oh, you got that look in your eye ♪

♪ I see you slippin' on your high heels ♪

♪ One at a time, edge of the bed, showin' some leg ♪

♪ When you doin' that hallway walk ♪

♪ Oh, baby, I can barely talk

♪ You're makin' me say, ohh-ohh, I can't fight it ♪

♪ I'll do anything you want to do tonight ♪

♪ It's, oh, hell

♪ Little black dress, you got me in a mess ♪

♪ Can't even say yes

♪ Got me tongue-tied and wide-eyed ♪

♪ And can't lie, I like it when you make me say ♪

♪ Ohh-ohh

♪ Ooh-ooh-ooh

♪ I like it when you make me say ohh-ohh ♪

♪♪

♪ When you get a little ticked off ♪

♪ And a four-letter word slips out of your mouth ♪

♪ Well, I can't help but laugh

♪ You're so sexy when you're mad ♪

♪ The way that you can get your buzz on ♪

♪ One or two drinks

♪ That cute little dimple on your cheeks ♪

♪ Start throwing flirty lines at me ♪

♪ Saying "Baby, come and dance with me ♪

♪ Dance with me"

♪ You're makin' me say, ohh-ohh, I can't fight it ♪

♪ I'll do anything you want to do tonight ♪

♪ It's, oh, hell

♪ Little black dress, you got me in a mess ♪

♪ Can't even say yes

♪ Got me tongue-tied and wide-eyed ♪

♪ And can't lie, I like it when you make me say ♪

♪ Ohh-ohh

♪ Ooh-ooh-ooh

♪ I like it when you make me say ohh-ohh ♪

♪♪

♪ I like it when you make me say ♪

♪♪

♪ Girl, you got me sayin'

♪ "Good lord, God bless, amen"

♪ Again and again

♪ Sayin' "Good lord, God bless, amen" ♪

Let's go!

♪ You're makin' me say, ohh-ohh, I can't fight it ♪

♪ I'll do anything you want to do tonight ♪

♪ It's, oh, hell

♪ Little black dress, you got me in a mess ♪

♪ Can't even say yes

♪ Got me tongue-tied and wide-eyed ♪

♪ And can't lie, I like it when you make me say ♪

♪ Ohh-ohh

♪ Ooh-ooh-ooh

♪ I like it when you make me say ooh-ooh ♪

♪ I like it when you make me say ♪

♪ Ooh-oooooh

♪♪

[ Cheers and applause ]

Thank you!

Little more dancing to happen here.

We're gonna use this next one to introduce you

to this lovely band up here.

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♪♪

♪ I can hear her heart beat

♪ From a thousand miles

♪ And the heavens open every time she smiles ♪

♪ And when I come to her

♪ I know that's where I belong

♪ Yet I'm running to her like a river's song ♪

♪ Here we go

♪ She give me love, love, love, love, crazy love ♪

♪ She give me love, love, love, love, crazy love ♪

♪ She's got a fine sense of humor ♪

♪ When I'm feeling low-down

♪ When I'm coming to her when the sun goes down ♪

♪♪

♪ She take away my heartache

♪ She take away my grief

♪ She take away my worry in the night like a thief, yeah ♪

♪ She give me love, love, love, love, crazy love ♪

♪ Whoa-oh, she give me love, love, love, love, crazy love ♪

Noah Needleman on the bass.

Come on! Let's get loud, New York! Come on!

[ Cheers and applause ]

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Mr. Billy Hawn on the drums. Come on!

[ Cheers and applause ]

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Matthew Ferranti on the keys!

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Come on!

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Sam Davis on the guitar. Come on!

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Give it up for these boys. Come on.

[ Cheers and applause ]

♪ And when I'm returning from so far away ♪

♪ She gives me some sweet lovin' ♪

♪ Brighten up my day, yeah

♪ And it makes me righteous

♪ I said it makes me whole

♪ Lord, it makes me mellow down into my soul, yeah ♪

♪ She give me love, love, love, love, crazy love ♪

♪ Whoa-oh, she give me love, love, love, love, crazy love ♪

♪ Yeah, yeah, she give me love, love, love, love, crazy love ♪

♪ Whoa-oh, she give me l-o-o-o-o-o-o-ove ♪

♪ Crazy love

[ Cheers and applause ]

Come on. Let these boys here you.

As loud as you can. Come on! Give it up for this band!

Come on!

[ Cheers and applause ]

♪♪

♪ I know you wanna leave me

♪ But I refuse to let you go

♪ If I have to beg and plead for your sympathy ♪

♪ I don't mind 'cause you mean that much to me ♪

♪ Ain't too proud to beg, sweet darlin' ♪

♪ Please don't leave me, girl

-♪ Don't you go

-♪ And I ain't to proud to plead, baby, baby ♪

♪ Please don't leave me, girl

-♪ Don't you go

-♪ Now, I heard a cryin' man

♪ Is half a man with no sense of pride ♪

♪ But if I have to cry to keep you ♪

♪ I don't mind weepin' if it'll keep you by my side ♪

♪ I ain't too proud to beg, sweet darlin' ♪

♪ Please don't leave me, girl

-♪ Don't you go

-♪ And I ain't to proud to plead, baby, baby ♪

♪ Please don't leave me, girl

-♪ Don't you go

-♪ If I have to sleep on your doorstep all night and day ♪

♪ Just to keep you from walkin' away ♪

♪ Let your friends laugh, even this I can stand ♪

♪ 'Cause I want to keep you any way I can ♪

♪ Ain't too proud to beg, sweet darlin' ♪

♪ Please don't leave me, girl

-♪ Don't you go

-♪ And I ain't to proud to plead, baby, baby ♪

♪ Please don't leave me, girl -♪ Don't you go

-Come on, boys. Let's go.

♪♪

♪♪

♪ Now, I got a love so deep in the pit of my heart ♪

♪ And each day it grows more and more ♪

♪ And I ain't ashamed to cry or plead to you baby ♪

♪ If pleadin' keeps you from walkin' out that door ♪

♪ Ain't too proud to beg, sweet darlin' ♪

♪ Please don't leave me, girl

-♪ Don't you go

-♪ And I ain't too proud to plead, baby, baby ♪

♪ Please don't leave me, girl

-♪ Don't you go

-♪ I ain't too proud to beg, sweet darlin' ♪

♪ Please don't leave me, girl

-♪ Don't you go

-♪ I ain't too proud to plead, baby, baby ♪

♪ Please don't leave me, girl

Take it, boys.

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[ Cheers and applause ]

♪♪

♪♪

-♪ Are you ready for it?

♪♪

♪ Sit down, sit down

♪♪

♪ Sit down, sit down

♪ Nothing can stop me, I'm all the way up ♪

♪ Sit down, sit down

♪♪

♪ Sit down, sit down

-♪ 'Cause I can't get you close enough ♪

♪ I can't get you close enough

♪♪

Y'all are still here, right? Let me hear you!

[ Cheers and applause ]

♪♪

♪ It ain't like there's 1,500 miles between us ♪

♪ And it ain't been but 15 minutes since I've seen ya ♪

♪ Your side of the love seat might as well be California ♪

♪ And my side feels like Carolina ♪

♪ Girl, the way I want ya

♪ 'Cause I can't get you close enough ♪

♪ I can't get you close enough

♪ It's touch-and-go, might go crazy every time we touch ♪

♪ If there's an inch of air between our two hearts beating ♪

♪ That's too much

♪ 'Cause I can't get you close enough ♪

♪ I can't get you close enough

♪ Whoa-oh

♪ Whoa-oh

♪ Whoa-oh

♪ Whoa-oh

♪ I don't just know you, I know everything about you ♪

♪ So I just can't begin to wrap my mind around you ♪

♪ You're sun and rain, fire and ice ♪

♪ A whole new world behind your eyes ♪

♪ I want to kiss you when you close 'em ♪

♪ And hold you till they open

Come on.

♪ 'Cause I can't get you close enough ♪

♪ I can't get you close enough

♪ It's touch-and-go, might go crazy every time we touch ♪

♪ If there's an inch of air between our two hearts beating ♪

♪ That's too much

♪ 'Cause I can't get you close enough ♪

♪ I can't get you close enough

♪ Come on over here and kiss me, baby ♪

-♪ Whoa-oh -♪ Whoa-oh

-♪ Whoa-oh

♪ Whoa-oh

-♪ Lean on in

♪ I need more than skin on skin ♪

You guys ready to sing?

♪ 'Cause I can't get you close enough ♪

♪ I can't get you close enough

♪ It's touch-and-go, might go crazy every time we touch ♪

♪ If there's an inch of air between our two hearts beating ♪

♪ That's too much

♪ 'Cause I can't get you close enough ♪

♪ I can't get you close enough

You gotta sing it.

♪ I can't get you close enough ♪

♪ I can't get you close enough

Come on, Opry City Stage!

♪ I can't get you close enough ♪

♪ I can't get you close enough

[ Cheers and applause ]

♪♪

We're gonna try something with you guys real quick.

[ Cheers and applause ]

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This was the last single off my first record.

[ Cheers and applause ]

It was a special one for me

because it almost didn't make the record,

and then it barely made the record in the 11th hour,

and then it became my favorite song on the record,

and then it became the last single on the record,

and then it became my fourth number-one record.

[ Cheers and applause ]

And we waited very patiently

'cause we had this idea to do it this way for a while,

but it was still, like, in the top 10,

and we didn't want to change the song before the song

had gone number one -- if, God willing,

it went number one -- and then it did go number one,

and then we started doing this little medley.

And here's the fun part -- we need your help.

I think you know my song,

and I know you know the one that we're mashing it up with.

You're used to hearing this song very, very broken-down.

It'll be that way in the beginning.

But when we really build at the end,

I need you to scream and sing

at the top of your lungs if you know it.

Can you do that with us? Let's see what you got.

[ Cheers and applause ]

♪♪

♪♪

♪ Mercy

♪ Why you gotta show up lookin' so good ♪

♪ Just to hurt me?

♪ Why you wanna stop this whole damn world ♪

♪ From turning?

♪♪

♪ Mercy

♪ Why you hanging on so tight if this ain't working? ♪

♪♪

♪ Why you wanna stop this flame if it's still burning? ♪

♪ 'Cause it's still burning

♪♪

♪ So, if you're gonna break my heart, just break it ♪

♪♪

♪ And if you're gonna take your shot, then take it ♪

♪ Take it

♪ If you made up your mind, then make it ♪

♪ But make this fast

♪ If you ever loved me

♪ Have mercy

♪♪

♪ If you go out tonight and get drunk and lonely ♪

♪ And wind up home alone

♪ Please don't call me

♪ And say you miss me

♪ No

♪ So, if you're gonna break my heart, just break it ♪

♪♪

♪ And if you're gonna take your shot, then take it ♪

♪ Take it

♪ If you made up your mind, then make it ♪

♪ But make this fast

♪ If you ever loved me

♪ Have mercy

♪ Whoa

♪ Whoa, have mercy

♪♪

♪ I found peace in your violence ♪

♪ Can't tell me there's no point in trying ♪

♪ I'm at one

♪ And I've been quiet for too long ♪

♪ Ohh, I found peace in your violence ♪

♪ Can't tell me there's no point in trying ♪

♪ I'm at one

♪ And I've been quiet for so long ♪

♪♪

♪ And I've been quiet for too long, oh ♪

♪♪

♪ Yeah, I've been quiet for so long, oh ♪

♪ Whoa

♪ Whoa

♪♪

♪ If you're gonna break my heart, just break it ♪

♪♪

♪ And if you're gonna take your shot, then take it ♪

♪ Take it

♪ If you made up your mind, then make it ♪

♪ Make this fast

♪ If you ever loved me

♪♪

♪ Whoa, if you ever loved me

♪♪

-♪ Have mercy

[ Cheers and applause ]

-♪ Whoa, have mercy

♪♪

♪ Oh, have mercy

♪ Yeah

[ Cheers and applause ]

♪ Have mercy

♪♪

[ Cheers and applause ] Thank you.

Y'all were getting into that one a little bit. Whoo!

[ Cheers and applause ]

♪♪

Y'all mind if I have a seat for this one?

♪♪

So, this is where it gets really fun.

Um, I know you know this one.

♪♪

So, we've gotten you warmed up, I heard you singing.

I need to hear this one from the very, very top of your lungs

so that when this is on television,

my microphone is picking you up so loud

that they're gonna hear you on television.

Can you do that?

[ Cheers and applause ]

This was the second single off my first record.

It didn't just go number one. It stayed there for two weeks.

That's because you love and support country music.

[ Cheers and applause ]

It didn't just go platinum. It went triple-platinum.

That's because you love and support country music.

[ Cheers and applause ]

And if that wasn't enough --

the most flattering thing in the world

as a songwriter -- became somewhat of the wedding anthem

of 2017.

And please don't prove me wrong,

'cause I'm just sure that you know it.

Let me hear you.

[ Cheers and applause ]

I like this. You're swaying now. You're looking good.

You're feeling good.

♪♪

♪ I can't count the times

♪ I almost said what's on my mind ♪

♪ But I didn't

♪♪

♪ Just the other day

♪ I wrote down all the things I'd say ♪

♪ But I couldn't

♪ I just couldn't

♪♪

♪ Baby, I know that you've been wondering ♪

♪♪

♪ Mm, so here goes nothing

♪ In case you didn't know

♪ Baby, I'm crazy 'bout you

♪ And I would be lying if I said ♪

♪ That I could live this life without you ♪

♪ Even though

♪ I don't tell you all the time ♪

♪ You had my heart a long, long time ago ♪

-♪ In case you didn't know

-That's what I'm talking about!

♪♪

♪ The way you look tonight

♪ That second glass of wine

♪ That did it

♪♪

♪ There was something 'bout that kiss ♪

♪ Girl, it did me in

♪ Got me thinking

♪ I'm thinking

♪ All of the things that I've been feeling ♪

♪♪

♪ Mm, it's time you hear 'em

Come on!

♪ In case you didn't know

♪ Baby, I'm crazy 'bout you

♪ And I would be lying if I said ♪

♪ That I could live this life without you ♪

♪ Even though

♪ I don't tell you all the time ♪

♪ You had my heart a long, long time ago ♪

♪ In case you didn't know

♪ You've got all of me

♪ I belong to you

♪ Yeah, you're my everything

You guys want to sing it by yourself?

As loud as you can!

-♪ In case you didn't know

-Come on.

-♪ Baby, I'm crazy 'bout you

-What else?

-♪ And I would be lying if I said ♪

♪ That I could live this life without you ♪

-♪ Even though

♪ I don't tell you all the time ♪

♪ You had my heart a long, long time ago ♪

♪ Yeah, you had my heart a long, long time ago ♪

♪♪

♪ Ohh

♪ In case you didn't know

♪ Know, know

♪ In case you didn't know

♪ Oh, oh, oh, oh

♪♪

[ Cheers and applause ]

Y'all nailed that one.

[ Cheers and applause ]

♪♪

How are your dancing shoes feeling?

You guys ready to party a little bit longer?

You still got it in you?

[ Cheers and applause ]

Raise your hand

if you've ever been broken up with.

Come on. Raise it up high. Be proud.

Let me see them. Alright.

Keep it up, keep it up, keep it up, keep it up.

Now look around with your hand up.

There are three types of people in this room.

There are those that are raising their hand,

there are those that are under the age of 11 --

keep your hand up -- and then there are those of you

that are lying.

Congratulations.

That being said,

for those of you that have been broken up with,

let me see the hand one more time.

This one's for you.

♪♪

You guys can go like...

♪♪

♪ The thing about a breakup

♪ Sometimes you just gotta break down ♪

♪ Coming off a great love

♪ There's plenty of pain to pass around ♪

♪ Like a tip jar in a dive bar

♪ Full of broken hearts, it's a lonely crowd ♪

♪ The thing about a breakup

♪ Sometimes you just gotta break down ♪

Come on.

♪ When the only thing you want

♪ Is the only thing that you can't have ♪

♪ When the part that you can't take ♪

♪ Is knowing you can't take it back ♪

♪ She's on the good side of goodbye ♪

♪ On the right sight of free

♪ And you're on the wrong end of a long night ♪

♪ On the left side of leavin' Come on.

♪ Whoa, whoa

Come on.

♪ Whoa, whoa

♪ Whoa, whoa

♪ Whoa, whoa

♪ The thing about a last kiss

♪ You never know that it's the last ♪

♪ Until they call the last call ♪

♪ And you're just drinking about the past ♪

♪ Like the bottom of the bottle ♪

♪ Knows how to get her back

♪ The thing about a last kiss, ohh ♪

♪ You never know that it's the last ♪

Here we go.

♪ When the only thing you want

♪ Is the only thing that you can't have ♪

♪ When the part that you can't take ♪

♪ Is knowing you can't take it back ♪

♪ She's on the good side of goodbye ♪

♪ On the right sight of free

♪ And you're on the wrong end of a long night ♪

♪ On the left side of leavin'

♪ Whoa, whoa

♪ Whoa, whoa

♪ Whoa, whoa

♪ Whoa, whoa

♪ Stuck on the left side Come on, Sam.

♪♪

♪♪

♪ You're on the drunk part of drinking ♪

♪ Can't stop part of thinking

♪ The wide-awake part of sleeping, whoa ♪

♪ You're on the broke part of breaking ♪

♪ The mistake part of making

♪ You're on the cane part of shaking, whoa ♪

Let's go!

♪ When the only thing you want

♪ Is the only thing that you can't have ♪

♪ When the part that you can't take ♪

♪ Is knowing you can't take it back ♪

♪ She's on the good side of goodbye ♪

♪ On the right sight of free

♪ You're on the wrong end of a long night ♪

♪ On the left side of leavin' Let's go.

♪ Whoa, whoa

♪ Whoa, whoa Come on!

♪ Whoa, whoa You guys!

♪ Whoa, whoa Let's hear you.

♪ Whoa, whoa

♪ Whoa, whoa

♪ Whoa, whoa

♪ Whoa, whoa

This one's just you. I need you.

-♪ Whoa, whoa

-♪ On the left side of leavin'

-♪ Whoa, whoa

-♪ Whoa

I love you, guys.

♪♪

♪♪

♪♪

♪♪

[ Cheers and applause ]

[ Cheers and applause ]

Are you guys still here?

[ Cheers and applause ]

You guys want to have a sing-along?

[ Cheers and applause ]

Truth of the matter is, uh,

we weren't gonna leave without playing this one.

♪♪

Whoo!

♪♪

♪ Oh, babe

♪♪

♪ I never thought I would be like this ♪

You can sing the verse.

♪ Wide awake waitin' on a goodnight kiss ♪

♪ Sippin' 90 proof, talkin' to the moon ♪

♪ Countin' down the hours till it's 2 a.m. ♪

♪ Never thought I would be like this ♪

Let me hear ya.

♪ But as long as the night ends ♪

♪ With you in a yellow cab shootin' me a text sayin' ♪

♪ "Comin' home soon"

♪ As long as I can bet on you crawlin' into bed ♪

♪ After slippin' out of your high-heel shoes ♪

♪ I ain't lyin' sayin' have a good time ♪

♪ Out with your girls, girl, do what you do ♪

♪ No matter how late, baby, I'll be stayin' up ♪

♪ I can't sleep without you

♪♪

♪ I'd be tossin' and turnin' all night, babe ♪

♪ From the smell of your hair on the pillow case ♪

♪ Even if I tried without you by my side ♪

♪ I'd be dreamin' with my eyes open ♪

♪ I'd be tossin' and turnin' all night, babe ♪

♪ But as long as the night ends ♪

♪ With you in a yellow cab shootin' me a text sayin' ♪

♪ "Comin' home soon"

♪ As long as I can bet on you crawlin' into bed ♪

♪ After slippin' out of your high-heel shoes ♪

♪ I ain't lyin' sayin' have a good time ♪

♪ Out with your girls, girl, do what you do ♪

♪ No matter how late, baby, I'll be stayin' up ♪

♪ I can't sleep without you, no ♪

♪♪

♪ I can't sleep without you

♪ No, no

♪♪

♪ I bet that deejay's playin' your song ♪

♪ And you're carryin' on

♪ Baby, I love the thought of that long as I know ♪

♪ I'm the one you're comin' home to ♪

Sing with me. Come on.

♪ But as long as the night ends ♪

♪ With you in a yellow cab shootin' me a text sayin' ♪

♪ "Comin' home soon"

♪ As long as I can bet on you crawlin' into bed ♪

♪ After slippin' out of your high-heel shoes ♪

♪ I ain't lyin' sayin' have a good time ♪

♪ Out with your girls, girl, do what you do ♪

♪ No matter how late, baby, I'll be stayin' up ♪

♪ I can't sleep without you

♪ No matter how late, baby, I'll be stayin' up ♪

♪ I can't sleep without you, no ♪

♪♪

♪ I can't sleep without you

♪♪

♪ I can't sleep without you

By yourself. Come on.

♪ I never thought I would be like this ♪

-Be like what? As loud as you can.

♪ Just wide awake waitin' on a goodnight kiss ♪

-I love you, Opry City Stage, New York City!

♪♪

♪♪

♪♪

[ Cheers and applause ]

-♪ You had my heart a long, long time ago ♪

♪ In case you didn't know

♪ You've got all of me

♪ But I belong to you

♪ Yeah, you're my everything

You guys want to sing it by yourself?

As loud as you can!

-♪ In case you didn't know

-Come on.

-♪ Baby, I'm crazy 'bout you

-What else?

-♪ And I would be lying if I said ♪

♪ That I could live this life without you ♪

-♪ Even though

♪ I don't tell you all the time ♪

♪ You had my heart a long, long time ago ♪

♪ Yeah, you had my heart

-To learn more about "Front And Center,"

go to frontandcenter.com.

-♪ Ohh, in case you didn't know ♪

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