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Nate Smith & Avril Lavigne Team Up for Fiery ‘Bulletproof’ Performance at 2024 ACM Awards

He teased working on new music with Lavigne on the red carpet before the ceremony.

Nate Smith and Avril Lavigne perform onstage during the 59th Academy of Country Music Awards at The Ford Center at The Star on May 16, 2024 in Frisco, Texas.

Nate Smith and Avril Lavigne perform onstage during the 59th Academy of Country Music Awards at The Ford Center at The Star on May 16, 2024 in Frisco, Texas.

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Nate Smith brought his latest hit, “Bulletproof,” the 2024 ACM Awards stage on Thursday night (May 16), calling on Avril Lavigne to join him on the live debut of their remix.

“Been takin’ these shots, shots, shots/ 80, 90, everything they’ve got/ But the whiskey don’t kill like it’s supposed to do/ Baby, your memory must be bulletproof,” the duo sang in the chorus of the high-energy track, as they were backed by a full live band.


“She’s my absolute home slice,” Smith told Billboardof Lavigne on the red carpet ahead of the event, which was produced by Dick Clark Productions. “Avril has amazing energy. Both of our energies are really great. We’re really great friends, we like to drink white wine, we like to attempt to skateboard.”

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He continued that the duo are also working on original music together: “She’s just the coolest person and so real, and she lives in the moment in every way. I love that about her.”

It was an exciting evening for Smith, who also took home new male artist of the year at the ceremony. Earlier this week, he received the rookie of the year honor at Billboard‘s Country Power Players event.

Other performers for this year’s 2024 ACM Awards included Jason Aldean; Kelsea Ballerini and Noah Kahan; Kane Brown; Jelly Roll; Cody Johnson; Miranda Lambert; Post Malone; Parker McCollum; Reba McEntire; Thomas Rhett; Nate Smith featuring Avril Lavigne; Chris Stapleton; and Lainey Wilson.

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This article was originally published by Billboard U.S.

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Rick Ross performs during the "Miami Jazz In The Gardens" music festival at Hard Rock Stadium on March 09, 2024 in Miami Gardens, Florida.

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