Jason Aldean's CMT Music Award Performance Has Fans Covering Their Ears

On April 6th, CMT confirmed that country singer Jason Aldean would be performing  musician Bryan Adams at the 2022 CMT Music Awards on April 11th. Aldean's song collaboration with country superstar Carrie Underwood, "If I Didn't Love You," was up for Video of the Year — an award which they eventually won.

"If I Didn't Love You" is Aldean's 26th No. 1 hit song according to his Instagram caption, and he "thought this [song] was going to be good, but it ended up being really special." Even though this song has been dominating the charts and many fans on Twitter celebrated the duo's victory, "If I Didn't Love You" was not the song he performed with Adams. Instead, they went with Adams' 1985 smash hit "Heaven" — and while this dynamic country duo might seem like a match created in the promised land, many fans are sending Aldean's performance to eternal damnation.

Jason Aldean's rendition of Heaven gave people hell

Stars Bryan Adams and Jason Aldean teamed up during the 2022 CMT Music Awards to perform Adams' hit song, "Heaven." Even though that track is almost 40 years old, many people are still huge fans to this day — which is understandable since it was Billboard's Hot 100 No. 1 hit in 1985.

"Heaven" is so beloved that many fans aren't afraid to speak their mind about the 2022 rendition featuring Aldean. Heads up: it ain't that pretty. One fan tweeted, "Who at the #CMTAwards allowed Jason Aldean to butcher Bryan's famous song?!? Let Bryan take this please. This is awful." Another fan said, "I'm sorry, but Jason Aldean couldn't carry a tune in a bucket." One fan even directly tagged CMT and expressed their concern about Aldean's singing. "@CMT jason aldean is ruining this right now," they tweeted.

Regardless of how the fans felt, Aldean had the time of his life after winning Video of the Year and Collaborative Video Of The Year with Carrie Underwood for "If I Didn't Love You" at the CMT Music Awards. "This song has just kind of been so unbelievable this year, how you the fans have responded to it, and how everybody has," Aldean said on stage (via Taste Of Country). "For me, the video is [director] Shaun Silva, everybody at Tackle Box, Michael Knox for producing this song and just kinda making this more than I ever thought it could be."