BILLBOARD – When ACM Awards co-hosts Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley introduced the Backstreet Boys on Sunday night (Apr. 2) in unison with a clumsy “Backstreet’s back, all right!,” those watching could’ve had no idea just how right they were.
The boy-to-man band was billed as coming to the stage simply to support superstar country duo Florida Georgia Line, whose latest single “God, Your Mama and Me” features the quintet. And so they did, in a performance that sounded great, and felt like a nice moment of unity across different musical generations. But then, the clarion call instantly familiar to anyone between the ages of 5 and 25 in 1998: “EVERYBODY… yeahhhh-ahhhh…”
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