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NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE: (FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY) Carly Pearce and Charles Kelley of musical group Lady A perform onstage at Nashville’s Music City Center for “The 54th Annual CMA Awards” broadcast on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images for CMA)

After Lee Brice had tested positive for COVID he had to cancel his appearance at the CMAs earlier this week; that was especially unfortunate, as he wouldn’t be able to perform “I Hope You’re Happy Now” with Carly Pearce (their duet won the CMA award for Musical Event of the Year). Lady A’s Charles Kelley was a last minute replacement. Kelley then had to cancel his appearance, because someone in the Lady A family tested positive. However, the CMAs used a pre-taped version of the song, possibly filmed during rehearsals, at the show.

But, who sang it better? Here’s Charles and Carly’s version of “I Hope You’re Happy Now.”

Carly Pearce, Charles Kelley - "I Hope You're Happy Now" | CMA Awards 2020

Music video of Carly Pearce with Charles Kelley performing "I Hope You're Happy Now" at CMA Awards 2020. Missed Country Music's Biggest Night? Watch it now O...

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