K. Michelle is getting her flowers from fans on social media following her Country Music Awards performance! The 58th annual event took place in Nashville, Tennessee, on Wednesday (Nov. 8), and the singer’s mic was definitely ON as she belted lyrics at the 2023 annual show alongside artist Jelly Roll.
First, she pulled up to the CMA red carpet in an elegant, high-leg slit, burgundy gown with a one-shoulder ruffle. Her hair was styled in a high bun and split bangs.
Peep the look below.
Later, for her performance, the singer changed into a mini white dress with a feathered peach tail, complete with a crystal-decorated bustier.
She took the stage with Jelly Roll to sing The Judds’ “Love Can Build A Bridge” with a lil’ gospel twist. After they wrapped to a standing ovation, Jelly Roll called K. Michelle’s rendition “incredible.”
K. Michelle is also featured on an album with Jelly Roll, Dolly Parton, and Reba McEntire singing the same song in dedication to the late singer Naomi Judd.
See the Country Music Awards performance below.
Social Media Reacts To K. Michelle’s Country Music Awards Pop-Out
After The Shade Room shared a clip of the performance and photos of K. Michelle’s ‘fits, the roomies jumped in the comments with love!
“Do y’all see them people standing for her?! This woman went where her heart led her to be. I love this for her,” Instagram user @iamvondavis wrote.
“She been fighting for that country career 🤠 glad she got a main stage moment to show em! Cause anytime K touch a mic, she gone SANG,” user @bwhatspoppin wrote.
“I’m so proud of her!!! 10 years ago she was shaking the table now she’s shaking country music!! Keep singing K!!! Only God knows where we will go in this life!! Don’t let the opinions of others discourage you,” @tejalxndr commented.
“THE STANDING OVATION MEANS SHE HANDLED HER OWN @kmichellemusic Chin up chest out baby LETS GO KOUNTRY K,” @_justdarryl wrote.
In August, K. Michelle told ‘Stepping Into The Shade Room‘ host Thembi that she feels her career coming full circle with her pivot to country music.
“They keep telling you, ‘You can’t sing that because you Black.’ I only did R&B because y’all kept telling me I couldn’t do [country] because of how I look or act. And to see [it come] full circle, that’s crazy to me,” she said.
This is her second major country music show performance in recent months. She also performed at the CMA Fest in June.
“To get invited to do the CMA Fest and to have people out there, to be able to tribute Tina Turner, it was just amazing to me,” she said.
Fun fact: After high school, K. Michelle won a scholarship for yodeling during an audition at Florida A&M University.
See her interview with TSR below.
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Roomies, what did you think of the singer’s Country Music Awards performance?