The Backstreet Boys returned to the 2018 CMT Music Awards stage on Wednesday evening (June 6), following their CMT Performance of the Year win with Florida Georgia Line for “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back).” This time, the boy band were by themselves as they performed their new pop single, “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart,” for the Nashville audience.
The best-selling boy band of all time showcased just why they’ve been around for 25 years with their slick choreographed dance moves and spell-binding harmonies. Nick Carter kicked off the single on lead vocals before the remainder of the quintet alternated on each verse. When they all joined in on the chorus, the Backstreet Boys proved their staying power with a mesmerizing falsetto.
The song’s catchy chorus further showcased the boy band’s ability at releasing ear-grabbing singles that stick with the listener long after the song’s end. As fog engulfed the stage during their performance and screams were heard throughout the venue, Backstreet’s presence was visibly welcomed by the country crowd at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.
“Don’t Go Breaking My Heart,” is BSB’s first single in five years. Their performance at Wednesday evening’s awards show wasn’t the band’s first foray in the country genre. The group had success in 2017 when “God, Your Mama and Me,” their collaboration with Florida Georgia Line, hit No. 1 on the country charts. That’s not all, though. The group’s AJ McLean recently released his debut country single “Back Porch Bottle Service” and is expected to drop his debut album later this year.