Underwood performed a medley of gospel hymns from her latest chart-topping album, My Savior. The medley included “Amazing Grace,” “How Great Thou Art,” “The Old Rugged Cross” as well as “Great Is Thy Faithfulness,” a duet that features the best selling female gospel artist of all time CeCe Winans. Winans also joined Underwood during “The Old Rugged Cross.”
Two powerhouses, @carrieunderwood & @cecewinans just blessed us all with an unbelievable gospel medley performance from the @opry. Watch the rest of the #ACMawards now on @CBS or @paramountplus! ✨ pic.twitter.com/RFWn0rQWoG
— ACM Awards (@ACMawards) April 19, 2021
Underwood was nominated for Video Of The Year with her John Legend collaborative track “Hallelujah.” However, Kane Brown took home the award with his music video for his unifying single “Worldwide Beautiful.”
The 56th ACM Awards also featured performances from Brothers Osborne, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay, Mickey Guyton, Alan Jackson, Thomas Rhett, Blake Shelton, Chris Stapleton, Lady A, Ashley McBryde, Keith Urban, Gabby Barrett, Jimmie Allen, Little Big Town and more.
Additionally, the show included star-studded collaborations by Dierks Bentley feat. The War And Treaty, Miranda Lambert with Jack Ingram and Jon Randall, Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd, Chris Young feat. Kane Brown, as well as Carly Pearce and Lee Brice. The show opener featured the live debut of Elle King and Miranda Lambert’s duet, “Drunk (And I Don’t Want To Go Home).”
Co-hosted by Keith Urban and Mickey Guyton, the 2021 ACM Awards took place in Music City for the second consecutive year. The three-hour awards show took place at three iconic Nashville venues, including Grand Ole Opry House, Ryman Auditorium and The Bluebird Cafe. The awards show aired on Sunday, April 18 (live 8:00-11:00 PM ET) on CBS Television Network and were also streamed live on CBS All Access.