Lambert performed a stripped-down version of her No. 1 song "Bluebird", at the Bluebird Cafe in a blue fringed shirt and a sparkly belt.
A year later, she released her first official "pop" album, the blockbuster 1989 - and aside from a trip to the ACM podium in 2015 to receive a Milestone Award and a couple appearances as a country awards show presenter, she has seemingly never looked back.
This award show will be release from Nashville for 3 different locations: first is Grand Ole Opry House, The BlueBird Café & Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium. She sang a wonderful song, Betty from her latest album called Folklore. Underwood appeared right after him remarking, "2020, right?" before adding, "I am more than happy to share this with Thomas Rhett". Having previously won in 2009 and 2010, Underwood celebrated her third Entertainer of the Year distinction.
Country group Old Dominion won song of the year and group of the year, and band members Matthew Ramsey, Trevor Rosen and Brad Tursi earned additional individual awards as songwriters for "One Man Band". This time around, the show will feature performances from host Keith Urban with Pink, Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Combs, Maren Morris, Thomas Rhett featuring Jon Pardi, Trisha Yearwood, Miranda Lambert, Mickey Guyton, Tim McGraw, and Blake Shelton featuring Gwen Stefani.
According to Variety, the "Bad Blood" singer was the last woman musician to win the ACMs' entertainer of the year award, in 2011 and 2012. The Bluebird Cafe's neon sign glowed over her head, Christmas lights surrounding the stage, as she sang. Shelton won single of the year for his song, "God's Country".
The Academy of Country Music Awards aired last night after months of pushing back the show due to the pandemic.
"So me standing on that stage, representing women of color - period - it tells them they can sing whatever they want to sing".