The 55th edition of the Academy of Country Music Awards began few hours ago, with Luke Bryan telling the guests that the rain was a good thing. After that, Eric Church gave an opening song to welcome everyone that attended the ceremony. Immediately after the performance from Eric Church, Luke Combs came in to give his performance, including other musicians like Thomas Rhett, who sang “Before He Cheats” as well. Hurricane Sally was there too, and laid more emphasis on rain that was drizzling, which would later begin to fall. The host of the ceremony, Keith Urban, hosted the show virtually, along with everyone else, which was done because of the present global situation. The giving of awards was meant to hold in Las Vegas five months ago, but took place in Nashville for the first time ever, in the recent edition.
Keith Urban still went on to say that this period has been an unpredictable and unsettling for everyone. He talked about the serious weather problems they were having such as the fire outbreak that happened in the west, and the hurricane incident that happened. After these unpleasant events, the global viral outbreak suspended so many activities, coupled with the issues of racism and prejudice that was going on in the United States. Shortly after Urban’s speech, Jimmie Allen presented a wonderful song. And with what was seen, it seems that the society wants to put black performers ahead of the rest, as Jimmie Allen was one of the few that were given this opportunity. Listening to his music, he gave a touching and melodious song, which was based on acoustics.
Other music artistes like Old Dominion still sang songs like “One Man Band”, “Song for Another Time”, and “Hotel Key”. Even Matthew Ramsey displayed his nice and great voice. Based on what Ramsey said, country music means so many things to different people, but he believes that generally, it’s about community. In addition to that, it brings hope to everyone who listens to it. After that, Clint Black and Lisa Hartman Black, who once performed together on a music record, came out with the best music pair of the year, which was Dan and Shay. Dan, on his part, appreciated his wife for her support, and also his fans, for helping him with this achievement. Then Luke Bryan came out once again to give another performance, to the excitement of everyone present.
Few moments later, Kelsea Ballerini was seen playing a traditional song that was impressive, which was totally based on acoustics too. Her traditional performance was amazing, and it was surprising for the guests and musicians there to see her sing like that. In fact, they all enjoyed it, and surely, her fans would love to listen to her in this manner. Apart from her, there were other famous figures at the ceremony like Taylor Swift, who received an award too, for the excellent singing abilities she displays, both on stage, and in her music albums. And there were other prizes and awards given as well, to lots of artistes.