Surprise! Chrissy Metz is performing at the 2019 Academy of Country Music Awards, marking her first time singing on live television.
The Academy announced that the This Is Us star, 38, will sing the song “I’m Standing with You” from her upcoming movie Breakthrough.
Metz will be joined onstage by country stars Carrie Underwood, Lauren Alaina, Mickey Guyton and Maddie & Tae, who are all featured on the film’s soundtrack. The performance will highlight ACM Lifting Lives, the Academy’s philanthropy branch.
“As an actress, you’re not always taken seriously as a singer. You can’t always cross over, whether it’s drama to comedy or an actress to musician,” Metz told The Tennessean. “I can’t even believe it’s happening. I really, really can’t. It’s been a gift on top of a gift. It’s one of those bucket list moments you didn’t think would actually happen. Standing on stage with five incredible women who are brilliant vocalists and artists is beyond thrilling.”
On This Is Us, Metz portrays aspiring singer Kate Pearson. During the second season, Metz showcased her real singing voice when she sang Fleetwood Mac’s 1975 classic “Landslide” in episode two.
Metz, who earned an Emmy nomination for her role, previously told PEOPLE how much she loves combining acting and singing on the show.
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SOURCE: PEOPLE, Helen Murphy