Katy Perry, Thomas Rhett team up for CMAs performance: 'The duo I didn't know I needed'
Katy Perry walked the red carpet at the CMA Awards ahead of her performance with Thomas Rhett.
Katy Perry and Thomas Rhett wowed the crowd with their duet of "Where We Started" at the 2022 Country Music Association Awards.
Fans took to Twitter following Perry and Rhett's performance to praise the artists.
"Katy Perry and Thomas Rhett is the duo I didn’t know I needed," one user wrote.
"This Thomas Rhett and Katy Perry duet is a bop. It needs to be a single and pushed to country radio," another added.
The title track for Rhett's album released in April.
Thomas Rhett and Katy Perry performed their song, "Where We Started," at the 2022 CMA Awards. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)
In January, the country music star spoke to People magazine about his collaboration with Perry.
"I don't think we were looking for a collaboration on this song," he recalled. "Allison Jones over at the label was like, ‘Do you care if I send this to Katy Perry’s team?'"
Rhett continued: "And I was like, 'Yeah, but I mean, they're not going to respond, but you can send it."
He noted that within 24 hours of receiving the song, Perry responded and was ready to work with him.
"She really put a lot of time and effort into this vocal and it's one of the best," Rhett shared. "I mean, she's an incredible singer, but this kind of reminded me of how amazing of a vocalist she is. I just felt like it really came to life."
Katy Perry wore an all-denim look to the 2022 CMA Awards, similar to the one she sported at the 2014 VMA Awards. (Getty Images)
Perry made her CMAs debut Wednesday night as she arrived to the biggest night in country music in a look similar to her 2014 viral, all-denim VMAs outfit.
The "California Gurls" singer was seen in a Marques' Almeida jumpsuit with silver accessories on the CMAs red carpet.
Rapper Riff Raff and Katy Perry attended the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards together. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
The look was reminiscent of the all-denim outfit she wore to the Video Music Awards eight years ago.
At the time, Perry arrived to the VMA Awards with her date, Riff Raff, who also sported a matching look.
Katy Perry attends The 56th Annual CMA Awards on Wednesday night. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
Earlier this week, Perry – along with a number of Hollywood stars made headlines when they shared their endorsements for political candidates – with Perry saying she voted for Rick Caruso for Los Angeles mayor.
Katy Perry wore an all-denim Versace look to the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards. (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
The 2022 CMA Awards began with a tribute, sang by Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert and Reba McEntire, to honor the legendary late country singer, Loretta Lynn, who passed away earlier this year at the age of 90.
Fox News Digital's Lori Bashian contributed to this report.
Janelle Ash is an entertainment writer for Fox News Digital.