Last night, many country music fans who tuned into the CMT Awards broadcast were more than a little befuddled by the acts appearing in evening's lineup.
The night featured a plethora of country music stars , including Pitbull, Leona Lewis, Fifth Harmony, Pharrell, Cheap Trick, and Elle King — and fans on social media were not happy about it, with many wondering where all the "true" country music had gone.
Folks became even more upset when Dierks Bentley paid tribute to , saying that the late country legend wasn't given enough screen time.
But, the awards show was able to regain a bit of authentic country cred with fans when Blake Shelton took to the stage with the to sing "Doing It to Country Songs" and "Elvira."
Fans also felt similarly about during their number, "Parachute."
Clearly, CMT was trying to bring in a new audience to the show (in fact, the popular show has been pairing country music stars with acts from other genres since 2002), but ultimately the attempt seemed to hit a sour note with fans.