Wednesday, November 11, 2020
– Miranda Lambert, Lee Brice and Carly Pearce were announced as early winners of CMA Music Awards this morning.
Lambert took home Music Video of the Year for "Bluebird," directed by Trey Fanjoy.
Brice and Pearce scored a win for Musical Event of the Year for "I Hope You're Happy Now." The song, produced by late songwriter and producer, Busbee, topped the charts.
"I can't even begin to express the gratitude I have for this single moment. God is so good," said Brice. "Quarantined, locked off from the world, my family, my babies, and yet I've been feeling more reflective and more grateful in the silence than I have in a really long time. Just when I truly believe I couldn't ask for a single thing more, y'all hit me with this. Y'all, thank you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Carly - thank you for believing in me. Thank you, CMA. Thank you to my fans for being the best and I'm looking forward to this upcoming year with you all."
Pearce will perform the single at this evening's award show alongside Lady A's Charles Kelley, who is stepping in for Brice while he quarantines at home following a positive COVID diagnosis.
Kelsea Ballerini will take the stage to perform her hit single "hole in the bottle," it was announced this morning. Hosts Reba McEntire and Darius Rucker will world premiere their "In the Ghetto" collaboration in tribute to country legend and three-time CMA Awards host Mac Davis. The song, which the pair recorded last month, will be available at midnight tonight.
The awards will be broadcast from Nashville's Music City Center at 8 p.m. eastern on ABC.