2020 CMA Awards performances showcased some of Country Music’s brightest stars. Watch the performances and let us know your faves!
2020 CMA Awards winnners winners include Eric Church – Entertainer of the Year; Maren Morris – Female Vocalist of the Year, Song of the Year and Single of the Year; Luke Combs – Male Vocalist of the Year and Album of the Year; Old Dominion – Vocal Group of the Year; Dan + Shay – Vocal Duo of the Year; Morgan Wallen – New Artist of the Year; Miranda Lambert – Music Video of the Year; Carly Pearce and Lee Brice – Musical Event of the Year, Charley Pride – Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award; and Jenee Fleenor – Musician of the Year.
With an audience full of the biggest names in Country Music, safety was the top priority throughout the event’s production. “It was a privilege to bring the Country Music community together tonight,” says Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer. “We have worked tirelessly over the past few months to develop a safe environment that would allow us to deliver a show our fans have come to expect. We have followed all protocols established by the CDC, local health authorities and creative unions to ensure the safety of our staff, our crew and our artists at every turn. Every single person was tested prior to entering our footprint, with many individuals being tested repeatedly out of an abundance of caution. Our process enabled us to catch any positive test results immediately and before any of those individuals ever stepped foot into the venue. I am grateful for the grace and the patience shown to us during this process and to those individuals that were unable to join us tonight, you were greatly missed and we wish you and your families the very best.”Watch 2020 #CMAAwards performances on ACountry - which are your favorites? @EricChurch @LukeCombs @MarenMorris @MorganWallen @MirandaLambert @Reba @AshleyMcBryde @DanAndShay +more #nowplaying #acountrymusicClick To Tweet
Eric Church, performing “Hell of a View,” was awarded the night’s top honor of CMA Entertainer of the Year, a first for the artist. “…You know what the win is? The win is we all were here tonight together as Country Music, in-person, live, not on Zoom. I believe this. It’s going to be music that brings us out of this. That is the one thing that is going to save the entire world…”
Maren Morris, performing “The Bones,” was the night’s biggest winner, taking home three awards for CMA Single, Song and Female Vocalist of the Year. Luke Combs took home two awards for CMA Album and Male Vocalist of the Year. Old Dominion won CMA Vocal Group of the Year, Dan + Shay accepted trophies for CMA Vocal Duo of the Year, and Morgan Wallen, performing “More Than My Hometown,” received CMA New Artist of the Year.
Jason Aldean, Brothers Osborne, Dierks Bentley and Ashley McBryde kicked off the night with a special collaboration honoring the late Charlie Daniels. Having felt the loss of many legends this year, the show also honored Country greats Kenny Rogers and Joe Diffie with tributes from Little Big Town and Jon Pardi, respectively. Hosts Reba McEntire and Darius Rucker took the stage for a breathtaking collaboration of Mac Davis’ “In the Ghetto,” a tribute to the Country legend and three-time CMA Awards host. You could also hear a pin drop when McBryde took the stage to perform “One Night Standards,” while Rucker brought the feel-good vibes with his chart-topping “Beers & Sunshine.”
Proudly honoring Country Music Hall of Fame trailblazer and 1975 CMA Awards co-host Charley Pride with the CMA Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award, Jimmie Allen took the stage for an emotional introduction followed by a surprise performance of “Kiss an Angel Good Mornin’” with Pride. Old Dominion took viewers back to 1980, celebrating the 40th anniversary of the classic film “Urban Cowboy,” performing Johnny Lee’s “Looking For Love.”
“The 54th Annual CMA Awards” delivered the world television premiere of Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber’s No. 1 single “10,000 Hours,” captured remotely at Los Angeles’ famed Hollywood Bowl. Also, performing off-site in Australia, Keith Urban treated viewers to an intimate performance of “God Whispered Your Name” dedicated to frontline workers.
Other highlights included Lambert delivering her latest hit single “Settling Down” while Combs also took the stage for a stellar performance of “Cold As You.” Ingrid Andress made her CMA Awards performance debut with a spectacular and tearful rendition of her top hit “More Hearts Than Mine.”
Thomas Rhett featuring host McEntire and Chris Tomlin filled the room with inspiration, while Chris Stapleton performed a stripped-back version of his latest single “Starting Over” with Morgane Stapleton. Pearce and Lady A’s Charles Kelley performed a soulful rendition of “I Hope You’re Happy Now.”
Rounding out the evening, Kelsea Ballerini, Gabby Barrett featuring Charlie Puth and Brothers Osborne all wowed the audience with one-of-a-kind performances.
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source: Country Music Association