56th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards Performances

56th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards Performances

Did you miss the 56th ACM Awards this week…or maybe you just want to relive some of the awesome performances from your favorite country music stars…well, you can check them out here…

This was the song that kicked off the show — Miranda Lambert and Elle King belting out a fantastic rendition of their “Drunk (and I Don’t Wanna Go Home)”

Gabby Barrett, appearing as the newly crowned ACM New Female Artist of the Year, sang a beautifully understated version of her number-1 hit “The Good Ones” — with her good one by her side playing guitar, Cade Foehner.

Gabby and Cade weren’t  the only married couple to take the stage at the 56th ACM Awards — Ryan Hurd and ACM Female Artist of the Year Maren Morris performed their current duet single “Chasing After You.” It was Ryan’s first time ever singing at the ACMs, and he commented “If I never get to do it again, I’m happy it was with you. Thank you ACM Awards for the stage and Maren Morris for everything else. Check that one off the list.”

Alan Jackson took the ACM Awards stage and mixed a little old with a little new. Starting with his song inspired by his Dad, “Drive,” Alan then segued into “You Will Always Be My Baby” which is dedicated to his daughters.

Chris Young brought his friend, and ACM Video of the Year Award winner Kane Brown, to the ACM Stage to sing their hit song “Famous Friends.”

From the legendary Nashville venue The Station Inn Dierks Bentley with The War & Treaty re-envisioned the classic U2 song “Pride (In The Name Of Love)”

Chris Stapleton, along with Miranda Lambert, performed “Maggie’s Song” from his ACM winning Album of the Year Starting Over

A couple of East Tennessee kids, Kelsea Ballerini and Kenny Chesney paired up on the 56th ACM’s to sing “half of my hometown.”

Kenny also sang his own current hit single “Knowing You” — which had a special moment at this year’s ACM Awards. As Kenny sang, the In Memoriam piece played behind him.

Blake Shelton took fans back to his first big hit — which celebrates 20 years in 2021 — and sang “Austin”

Then Blake treated fans to a shortened version of his current hit song “Minimum Wage”

While Phillip Sweet was at home due to COVID, Karen Farichild, Jimi Westbrook, and Kimberly Schlapman stopped traffic in downtown Nashville for their performance of “Wine, Beer, Whiskey”

Eric Church performed “Bunch of Nothing” from his Heart album, which arrived Friday. His two other albums, & and Soul arrive this week.

Luke Combs took already beautiful song “Forever After All” and took it to a new level on the 56th ACM Awards

Carrie Underwood performed a medley of songs from her album, My Savior with the one and only Cece Winans

ACM’s New Male Artist of the Year Jimmie Allen was originally told that Brad Paisley was out of town, and not able to join him on their song “Freedom Was A Highway” — but it turns out that Brad just wanted to surprise Jimmie, that’s why you see him laughing when Brad walks in.

Brothers Osborne performed the first of their songs on the 56th Annual ACM Awards. “I’m Not For Everyone” which inspired the name for their upcoming We’re Not For Everyone tour is from their Album of the Year nominated Skeletons.

John & TJ Osborne also closed out the 56th ACM Awards show with their song “Dead Man’s Curve.”

 

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Luke Combs Gets 11th Number-1 with “Forever After All”

Luke Combs Gets 11th Number-1 with “Forever After All”

Congrats to Luke Combs – his song “Forever After All” is sitting at number-1 on the Billboard Country Airplay Chart!

This is Luke’s 11th consecutive number-1 song – and the 6th track off of his deluxe album What You See Ain’t Always What You Get to capture the top spot.

After hitting number-1 Luke says, “It’s pretty crazy having this song go number-1, being the sixth number-1 off this album. It’s incredible, and it’s all thanks to the fans. We have a really great team – from management, to label, to band and crew, and we’ve been lucky that country radio has embraced us, which means the world to me. I’m forever grateful to everybody that’s helped get my songs out there. I just wanna say thanks to everybody, and I never take it for granted.”

Photo Credit: Zack Massey