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Thomas Rhett & Carrie Underwood TIE for Entertainer of the Year at the ACM Awards!

Much like the entirety of 2020, Wednesday night’s ACM Awards looked a little different this year. Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, there was no ambient noise or applause from a live audience and performances came from three different venues — the Grand Ole Opry House, the Ryman Auditorium and the Bluebird Cafe.

For the first time in ACM history, there was a tie for Entertainer of the Year with Thomas Rhett and Carrie Underwood sharing the honor. Thomas also took Video of the Year prior to the telecast for “Remember You Young.”

The night’s other big winners were Luke Combs and Old Dominion, who each scored two awards.

Host Keith Urban kicked off the show with a bang. All five of the Entertainer of the Year performers sang an abbreviated version of an early hit in medley style.

Carrie Underwood celebrated the 95th anniversary of the Grand Ole Opry by performing a medley of classic hits from some of the queens of the Opry, including Patsy ClineLoretta LynnBarbara MandrellDolly PartonReba McEntire and Martina McBride.

Runaway June recognized the ACM’s life changing “Lifting Lives” program, while Luke Combs shared the great work that Ford is doing with “Guitars for Vets” for veterans coping with PTSD.

As closing credits rolled, Willie Nelson’s “On the Road Again” played as a homage to better days ahead.

PERFORMANCES:

  • Luke Bryan – “Rain Is a Good Thing,” Eric Church – “Drink in My Hand,” Luke Combs – “When It Rains It Pours,” Thomas Rhett – “It Goes Like This,” and Carrie Underwood – “Before He Cheats” (opening medley)
  • Jimmie Allen – “Make Me Want To”
  • Old Dominion – a medley of hits including “Break Up With Him,” “Song for Another Time,” “Hotel Key,” and “Make It Sweet”
  • Luke Bryan – “One Margarita”
  • Kelsea Ballerini – “Hole in the Bottle”
  • Miranda Lambert – “Bluebird”
  • Morgan Wallen – “Whiskey Glasses”
  • Thomas Rhett and Jon Pardi  – “Beer Can’t Fix”
  • Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani – “Happy Anywhere” via green screen
  • Carrie Underwood – “Crazy,” “You Ain’t Woman Enough (To Take My Man),” “I Was Country When Country Wasn’t Cool,” “Why’d You Come In Here Lookin’ Like That,” “The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia,” “Broken Wing”
  • Luke Combs – “Better Together”
  • Tenille Townes – “Somebody’s Daughter”
  • Gabby Barrett – “I Hope”
  • Dan + Shay – “I Should Probably Go to Bed”
  • Riley Green – “I Wish Grandpas Never Died”
  • Kane Brown – “Worldwide Beautiful”
  • Maren Morris – “To Hell & Back”
  • Taylor Swift – “Betty”
  • Eric Church – “Stick That in Your Country Song”
  • Tim McGraw – “I Called Mama”
  • Mickey Guyton with Keith Urban – “What Are You Gonna Tell Her”
  • Keith Urban and Pink – “One Too Many”
  • Trisha Yearwood – “I’ll Carry You Home”
  • Florida Georgia Line – “I Love My Country”

WINNERS:

  • Entertainer of the Year: (tie) Thomas Rhett and Carrie Underwood
  • Female Artist of the YearMaren Morris
  • Male Artist of the YearLuke Combs
  • Album of the YearWhat You See Is What You Get – Luke Combs
  • Single of the Year: “God’s Country” – Blake Shelton
  • Group of the YearOld Dominion
  • Song of the Year: “One Man Band” – Old Dominion
  • Duo of the YearDan + Shay

PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED WINNERS:

  • New Female Artist of the YearTenille Townes
  • New Male Artist of the YearRiley Green
  • Video of the Year: “Remember You Young” – Thomas Rhett
  • Musical Event of the Year: “Fooled Around and Fell in Love” – Miranda LambertMaren MorrisAshley McBrydeTenille TownesCaylee Hammack and Elle King
  • Songwriter of the YearHillary Lindsey

Dustin Lynch Turned 35 Today! Here’s a Throwback Favorite

Happy birthday wishes go out to Dustin Lynch! The Tennessee native celebrates his 35th birthday today.

To celebrate, watch this throwback music video for “Cowboys and Angels.” This song was his first single from his self-titled debut album.

GOOD NEWS: COUPLE HEARS LATE SON’S HEARTBEAT AT THEIR WEDDING

A Texas couple recently got married and the most heartwarming gift came from someone they had never met, but had a close bond with.

Monica and Dean Berckenhoff tied the knot in a small ceremony with their close friends and family, including two of their three kids.

Sadly, their oldest son Colton, who passed away in 2012 at the age of 11, couldn’t be there — or so they thought.

Travis Stufflebean, a 28-year-old man who was the recipient of Colton’s donated heart, surprised the couple at their wedding and brought along a stethoscope so that they could hear his beating heart again.

The couple had never actually met Stufflebean before, but they instantly felt close to him — especially when he told them, “To me, this is just a temporary heart. I’m just borrowing it. To me this is where it belongs, with this wonderful and awesome family.” (People)

Midland, Blake Shelton & More On Laura’s Weekend Anthem

Check out the latest music videos you NEED to be watching this weekend!

 

#1

Watch Dennis Quaid star as “Mr. Lonely” in Midland’s new hysterical music video!

#2

In my opinion, this song ROCKS. Check out the music video for Blake Shelton’s latest song “God’s Country” and let me know if you like it as much as I do.

#3

Who else was left “Speechless” from Dan + Shay and Tori Kelly’s performance at the Billboard Music Awards? Get chills all over again and watch it again!

#4

Russell Dickerson released his music video for Every Little Thing.” Check it out!

#5

Start your weekend off right with the brand new music video from LANCO. It’s called “Rival.”

Laura’s Weekend Anthem

Check out the latest music videos you NEED to be watching this weekend!

#1

Thomas Rhett celebrates strong woman with the release of his new music video for “Look What God Gave Her,” featuring the girls that mean the most to him, his wife Lauren and his daughters Willa and Ada.

#2

If you’re a big “This Is Us” fan like I am, then you might recognize the star in Kane Brown’s new video for “Good As You.” It’s featuring NBC star Lonnie Chavis. Watch it for yourself to see!

#3

Watch this and try not to feel those “Good Vibes,” in the latest video from Chris Janson.

#4

Brooks & Dunn performed on The Tonight Show on Tuesday night and let Midland tag a long for a performance of the classic “Boot Scootin’ Boogie.”

Laura's Bio

Hey I’m Laura! 

I’m a twenty- something Frederick County native and proud of it!

I can easily say that music is my oxygen. My life has revolved around it! Also, I’m a sucker for a good view. I swear 90% of the pictures on my iPhone are sunsets.

You’ll probably catch me in downtown Frederick getting brunch or driving around in my Ford pickup truck, “Big Red”.

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