As longtime fans of This Is Us, we’ve always loved the moments when we got to watch Kate Pearson put her singing skills to good use and belt out some Cyndi Lauper or Adele on the show. Now, we’re learning that the actor who plays Kate, Chrissy Metz, will perform at the 2019 Academy of Country Music Awards. This means Metz is officially taking her talents from This Is Us and bringing her gift to the masses, which is okay with us because we’re game to hear even more of her singing.
According to People magazine, Metz will perform at the 2019 ACMs, making this her first-ever singing performance that isn’t actually happening on This Is Us. Incidentally, this performance will also be the first time that Metz has sung live in public since she became a celebrity. Metz will reportedly sing the original song “I’m Standing With You,” which is featured in her new film, Breakthrough. Incidentally, Breakthrough represents another big first in Metz’s career because it is her first starring role since breaking out on This Is Us. Our girl is just racking up the career milestones over here! Additionally, People reports that 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.
Speaking with The Tennessean about this huge performance at the ACMs, Metz stated, “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. 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.”