Luke Combs put his love story on full display with the live debut of his latest single “Forever After All” at 2021 ACM Awards.
Surrounded by an orchestra, Combs performed the Platinum-certified track from the iconic Grand Ole Opry stage in Nashville, Tenn.
This year, Ford is partnering with Combs through its Proud to Honor program and recently donated $500,000 to Guitars 4 Vets’ chapters around the country to help expand the program and provide more veterans the opportunity to experience the healing power of music. In the special tribute, Combs and a group of military veterans including Damon Williams, who participated in last year’s Ford Guitars 4 Vets initiative, will sing Williams’ original composition “It’s Alright.”
Last year, Combs announced his partnership with Ford, in support of Guitars 4 Vets, which is an organization that helps veterans cope with post traumatic stress disorder through the healing power of music.
.@lukecombs always knows how to pull on our heart strings. ❤️ His performance of "Forever After All" from the @opry was completely mesmerizing. Watch the #ACMawards NOW on @CBS or @paramountplus! pic.twitter.com/eJ990lHYoh
— ACM Awards (@ACMawards) April 19, 2021
Combs is up for 3 nods, including Entertainer Of The Year, Male Artist Of The Year and Music Event Of The Year (“Does To Me [feat. Eric Church]”).
The 56th ACM Awards also featured performances from Brothers Osborne, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, 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, 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.