We were supposed to be watching this year’s Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday night (April 5) in Las Vegas. But instead, we’re watching from our homes and the artists are performing from theirs.
Even when they’re collaborating.
So during the the ACM PRESENTS: OUR COUNTRY special that aired in place of the awards — postponed until September because of the coronavirus pandemic — artists found ways to come together safely to bring country fans a little bit of light in a truly dark time.
Brad Paisley on his truck’s tailgate in Nashville connected with Darius Rucker on his porch in Charleston
“Mud On The Tires”
Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani together in Oklahoma by their backyard bonfire
“Nobody But You”
Was such an honor to be part of @ACMawards Presents: Our Country. Watch @gwenstefani and I perform #NobodyButYou now & stream the full show on https://t.co/GigIgk9Cr6 and CBS All Access. pic.twitter.com/X43Pt7D2e4
— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) April 6, 2020
Kane Brown from his home in Nashville used FaceTime to sing with John Legend who was at his house in Los Angeles
“Last Time I Say Sorry”
— Kane Brown (@kanebrown) April 6, 2020
In a tribute to the late Kenny Rogers, Brad Paisley was at home in Nashville and connected with Darius Rucker in Charleston for “Lucille” and “The Gambler.” And Luke Bryan closed the show with Roger’s 1979 hit, “Coward Of The County.”