• Carrie Underwood, Thomas Rhett & All the Record-Setters at the ACM Awards

    14 days ago - By Billboard

    There was a shocker at the end of the 55th ACM Awards, the first tie for entertainer of the year in the show's history. The co-winners were Carrie Underwood , winning in the category for the third time, and Thomas Rhett , winning in the category for the first time.
    Swift is the first woman in ACM history to win entertainer of the year three times. She previously won the award in 2008-09. The only other female artist to win twice in the category is Taylor Swift , who took the prize in 2010-11.
    Rhett won a second prize this year-video of the year for “Remember You Young.” That award was...
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  • Florida Georgia Line Declare ‘I Love My Country' at the 2020 ACM Awards

    14 days ago - By Billboard

    Florida Georgia Line wanted you to know they love their country at the 2020 ACM Awards.
    The duo brought the flashiest performance of the night to the socially distant show with “I Love My Country” - providing a bright and twangy romp on the stage.
    Following their appearance, Keith Urban announced that Thomas Rhett and Carrie Underwood tied for entertainer of the year at the ceremony.
    Other performances of the night included Taylor Swift , Miranda Lambert , Kane Brown and Urban.
    The ACM Awards are produced by dick clark productions, which is owned by MRC Media, the parent company of Billboard .
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  • Trisha Yearwood Delivers In Memoriam Tribute With ‘I'll Carry You Home' During 2020 ACM Awards

    14 days ago - By Billboard

    Trisha Yearwood helped honor those lost, but not forgotten. During the 2020 ACM Awards on Wednesday , she performed “I'll Carry You Home” at the Grand Ole Opry House for the ceremony's In Memoriam segment.
    “This year the country music world lost some cherished members.... This song is for those friends and everyone whose earthly presence is missed, but whose memory will be with us for all time,” she said before beginning her song.
    “When you can't walk and there's chains 'round your soul/ The burden's too heavy and you've run out of road/ And you're praying out loud,” the vocalist sang...
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  • Eric Church Covers Cash, Rips Through ‘Stick That In Your Country Song' at 2020 ACMs

    14 days ago - By Billboard

    After helping to open the ACM Awards on Wednesday evening, Eric Church returned to the broadcast to deliver a moving solo performance. Church opened by strumming along to Johnny Cash's spoken word “Ragged Old Flag,” after which he moved into his own “Stick That In Your Country Song,” slowly building from a whisper to a full-throated roar. It was one of the night's hardest rocking, most passionate performances.
    Church is up for the entertainer of the year award at the 2020 ACMs.
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  • Tim McGraw's ‘I Called Mama' Was a Tearjerker at 2020 ACM Awards

    14 days ago - By Billboard

    Tim McGraw's “I Called Mama” is one of the most touching country singles of the year, and you'd be forgiven if you had to bust out the handkerchief during the country great's performance of the track during the 2020 ACM Awards on Wednesday night .
    Seeing McGraw perform at the Bluebird Cafe was always going to be an intimate treat, and with an unobtrusive arrangement and poignant sentiments, the singer-songwriter invited the viewer to cozy up next to the tiny stage. Donning his black cowboy hat, McGraw offered a feeling of calm wisdom during an ACMs ceremony taking place during a tumultuous...
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  • Taylor Swift Makes Triumphant Return to ACMs With 'Betty'

    14 days ago - By Pop Crush

    The performance brought back memories of Swift's early days in country music.
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  • Kane Brown Offers a Moving Performance of ‘Worldwide Beautiful' at 2020 ACM Awards

    14 days ago - By Billboard

    Kane Brown performed his powerful “Worldwide Beautiful” single at the 2020 Academy of Country Music Awards on Wednesday night .
    “I just want everybody to love everybody,” Kane lead off his performance by proclaiming. “And this is a song I wrote for it.” He then gave an emotional performance of the sung-rapped ballad about racial tolerance, playing just as much to the camera as to the COVID-vacated Grande Ole Opry venue - which saw backing singers appear in the upper levels as the song reached its climax.
    Brown has no nominations at the 2020 awards, but he was nominated for single of the...
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  • Maren Morris Goes Quietly ‘To Hell and Back' at the 2020 ACM Awards

    14 days ago - By Billboard

    Maren Morris knows it's been a tough year. During the 2020 ACM Awards on Wednesday at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium, she performed her single “To Hell and Back.”
    Morris, who is this year's most nominated female artist, took the stage with four musicians supporting her, each socially distanced. It was a quiet performance to an equally quiet - and empty - theater. “My wings are frayed and what's left of my halo's black,” she sang. “Lucky for me, your kind of heaven's been to hell and back.”
    The song is the second single from her sophomore studio album, Girl. Morris dropped the tune in late...
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  • Carrie Underwood Honors Dolly Parton, Reba, and More in ACM Awards Performance

    Carrie Underwood Honors Dolly Parton, Reba, and More in ACM Awards Performance

    14 days ago - By Pop Sugar

    After belting out her iconic hit , "Before He Cheats," to kick off the ACM Awards on Sept. 16, Carrie Underwood took the stage again as she paid tribute to some country music legends. The "Drinking Alone" singer performed popular songs by Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Barbara Mandrell, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire, and Dolly Parton from the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. Wearing a stunning red gown , the country queen brought the house down with her breathtaking performance, proving her Entertainer of the Year status. Watch Underwood - whose upcoming Christmas album, My Gift, is set to be...
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  • Carrie Underwood Looked Like Country Royalty In These Beautiful Dresses at the ACM Awards

    14 days ago - By Pop Sugar

    Carrie Underwood brought all levels of glam to the 2020 ACM Awards on Wednesday night with her stunning outfit choices. The country superstar made not one, but two, onstage appearances for the show and she looked practically royal in both of her dresses.
    Carrie took us right back to 2005 with her throwback "Before He Cheats" moment during her performance alongside fellow entertainer of the year nominees. She wore a gold mini dress that matched her microphone perfectly, and who could ignore those voluminous sleeves? Later in the show, Carrie delivered a stunning medley of music from iconic...
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  • Blake Shelton & Gwen Stefani Prove They Can Be ‘Happy Anywhere' With 2020 ACM Awards Performance

    14 days ago - By Billboard

    On Wednesday night , beloved country power couple Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani showcased their chemistry while performing “Happy Anywhere” at the 2020 ACM Awards.
    Singing at the Bluebird Cafe with his guitar in-hand, Shelton first sent his best wishes to avid county fans before diving into their latest collaboration. “I hope everyone is doing their best to stay healthy,” he said before powering through his sweet-sounding collaboration with Stefani. “Happy Anywhere” marks the couple's first performance together at the ACM Awards.
    Last week, The Voice revealed their first trailer for...
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  • Tenille Townes Reminds Us of ‘Somebody's Daughter' at the 2020 ACM Awards

    14 days ago - By Billboard

    From the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tenille Townes played a moving “Somebody's Daughter” for the 2020 ACM Awards.
    Following his performance from the Bluebird Cafe, Luke Combs introduced Townes, who also won new female artist of the year at the ceremony.
    “I'm humbled to receive this honor from the academy,” Townes said. “I'm so thrilled to be here playing a song that was inspired by a young girl standing on the side of the interstate, holding onto a cardboard sign. It's a reminder that we've all got a story and I think especially in these times, we really need each other.”
    Alone with...
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  • Gabby Barrett Belts ‘I Hope' at 2020 ACM Awards

    14 days ago - By Billboard

    Rising country star Gabby Barrett hit the stage at the 2020 ACM Awards on Wednesday evening to perform her country smash “I Hope.” Wearing a sparkly white top and cape, the American Idol veteran belted out her Hot Country Songs No. 1 with gusto as her guitarist strummed along.
    Barrett is nominated for best new female artist of the year at the 2020 ACM Awards.
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  • Carrie Underwood's "Before He Cheats" Performance at the ACM Awards Brought Us Back to 2005

    Carrie Underwood's "Before He Cheats" Performance at the ACM Awards Brought Us Back to 2005

    14 days ago - By Pop Sugar

    Carrie Underwood returned to the ACM Awards stage once again on Wednesday night as she delivered a powerful performance of her iconic hit, "Before He Cheats," as a part of the Entertainer of the Year nominees' opening medley. Dressed in a sparkly gold mini dress live in Nashville, the "Drinking Alone" singer belted out the tune from her 2005 album Some Hearts , alongside fellow nominees Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Luke Combs, and Thomas Rhett, who each sang a snippet of one of their biggest hits. Watch the 14-time ACM winner - who's one of the most awarded women in the show's history...
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