Worst Buckle Robbery: Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan Beat Out Willie Nelson and Neil Young
You won't meet two nicer guys in music than Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie, so it was admittedly heartening to see the country superstar go into full-on bromance mode with the R&B legend, declaring their win for CMT Performance of the Year a bucket-list moment. But let us not forget that, fun as their "Oh No/All Night Long" collaboration at the 2013 CMT Artists of the Year show was, it beat the tear-jerking, once-in-a-lifetime rendition of “Long May You Run” that Neil Young sang with Willie Nelson. The latter performance transfixed a crowd of 100 gathered in Jack White’s Third Man Records for a Crossroads taping that doubled as the Redheaded Stranger's 80th birthday bash. Chalk this oversight up to fan voting. We know Willie’s usually the one smoking the weed, but anyone who actually watched all of the nominated performances and didn't vote for "Long May You Run" must be high.