Thomas Rhett and Maren Morris can lay claim to one of the most popular songs in all of country music right now. Sure, some can claim that the song has more of a pop tinge than a country spirit, but that might be beside the point. The two artists had an opportunity to perform "Craving You" together at CMA Fest, which aired Wednesday night on ABC. Unsurprisingly, the two rising stars managed to bring the house down.

"Craving You" highlight

While the CMA Fest wasn't as quick to upload a video of the performance on to Twitter as they were for some of the night's other performers, the reaction was still swiftly positive after Rhett and Morris jumped off the stage.

Many of the songs performed on the night were full of energy, but "Craving You" brought a next level of power as the country music stars clearly played off of each other's enthusiasm for the songwriting material. The chemistry between the two seemed clear as day as they passionately bounced around the stage.

The performance was filmed a while ago, which is good, considering Rhett may not have been able to perform after his wife gave birth three days ago on Sunday.

He was a little bit busier on this night, as he hosted with Kelsea Ballerini. Meanwhile, Morris also performed one of her other hits, "I Could Use a Love Song." Nothing brought down the house like "Craving You," however, a great addition to ABC's curation of the biggest country music performances of the summer.

About "Craving You"

"Craving You" was written by Dave Barnes and Julian Bunetta, so the performers can't lay claim to songwriting credits for the song. They can lay claim to its popularity, though.

Since being released in April, over 250,000 copies of the single have sold. The song has also now been accompanied by a unique music video, where a bank heist puts Rhett (the undercover cop) against Morris (the bank robber). It's a brief, yet fascinating piece of theater.

The song has already risen to the top of the US Country Airplay chart, where its one-week run was sandwiched between Blake Shelton's "Every Time I Hear That Song" and Dylan Scott's "My Girl." It has also reached the top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, a solid accomplishment for a country song.

"Craving You" will appear on Rhett's next album, "Life Changes," which will come out in September; Morris will be getting back on the road for her first headlining tour in October, so she has other problems to worry about than song assignments.

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