“We’ll be doing our new song ‘Wine, Beer, Whiskey,'” Little Big Town explained ahead of their performance. “We have a very special performance – Something we’ve never done before. Completely different and completely unique to Nashville but we’re going to keep it a surprise. It took us all night long – the first shot was at 3am.”
During the performance, the group was down a member, as Phillip Sweet was unable to appear due to an illness.
.@littlebigtown wrapped up a night of #CountryMusic in the best possible way—live from Broadway in Nashville with their performance of "Wine, Beer, Whiskey!" 🥃 West Coast, the #ACMawards have begun, don't miss it on @CBS and @ParamountPlus! pic.twitter.com/3cy0gEik64
— ACM Awards (@ACMawards) April 19, 2021
Little Big Town was also up for 1 nod for Vocal Group Of The Year at the award show.
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 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, Carly Pearce and Lee Brice, as well as Carrie Underwood & CeCe Winans. 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.