CMA Awards: Midland pay tribute to Burt Reynolds with ‘East Certain and Down’ performance

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CMA Awards: Midland pay tribute to Burt Reynolds with ‘East Certain and Down’ performance

Let’s hear it for the Bandit one further time!

On the 52nd annual Nation Song Association Awards on Wednesday evening, the Grammy-nominated community Midland performed their contemporary dangle on “East Certain and Down” in a tribute to the unhurried actor Burt Reynolds.

Taking its title from trucker CB jargon, “East Certain and Down” became the theme music for Reynolds’ favored movie 1977 Smokey and the Bandit, which costarred Sally Self-discipline and spawned two sequels. The well-liked music spent 16 weeks on the U.S. country music charts.

The CMAs performance had a vintage without a doubt feel, with extinct-college threads, a squarish facet ratio, and a chilly split-veil veil cease. Photography of Reynolds and his iconic Pontiac Trans Am LE within the movie played on the relieve of at some point of the performance.

“East Certain and Down” has been covered fairly a pair of times, nonetheless the contemporary Midland model became supposed to pay homage to Reynolds, who died in September at eighty two. Midland are somewhat contemporary to the music scene, having shaped in 2016, nonetheless they were nominated for 2 2018 Grammys.

Look for the entire list of CMA winners right here.

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