“It’s been a crazy roller coaster year for us in so many ways, especially for me emotionally, and for all of you to support me I really feel like love wins tonight, thank you,” he said. Osborne said during their acceptance speech. , according to Billboard.
Just before the Osborne brothers began their performance of “Younger Me,” Osborne said he never imagined he would get the chance to sing at CMAs because he was afraid he would not be accepted for his. homosexuality during this period. “I always really felt that it would never be possible for me because of my sexuality to be here and I just wish my youngest could see me now,” he said, according to The Washington Post.
Mickey Guyton, Britney Spencer and Madeline Edwards took the stage and took the audience on an emotional and visual journey through their powerful vocals when they sang Guyton’s hit song, “Love My Hair”. The performance delivered a message of acceptance and showed the very best in country music when it comes to political issues.
For the finale, Eric Church and his backing vocalist, Joanna Cotton, contributed a thrilling performance of Church’s song, “Heart on Fire,” in which fire surrounded the stage.
Jennifer Hudson performed “The Nightlife”, one of Aretha Franklin’s successes in the movie “Respect”, in which Hudson starred. Hudson joined Stapleton just after performing “You Are My Sunshine,” which is a pick-me-up after a nice serenade.
Stapleton’s performance of his blues track “Cold,” which tells the story of an Ice Queen who pushes him out of his life without any regrets, brought the room temperature to below zero, metaphorically speaking. . His raucous and guitar solos during the song made it seem like he was taking inspiration from BB King.
Carly Perce and Ashley McBryde performed their version of Reba McEntire and Linda Davis’ popular hit “Does He Love You” while incorporating good and bad girl characters.