NEW YORK — Carrie Underwood attracted the Academy of Country Music Awards . Maren Morris won two honors, such as song of the year. Miranda Lambert performed three times and held to her album as the most decorated winner in ACM history. And Mickey Guyton, the first Black woman to sponsor the awards show, gave a strong, elite vocal performance.

She had been linked with famous legend CeCe Winans along with the lively duo combined their voices like angels onstage. Subsequently Winans joined in, fitting her powerful vocal performance.

Lambert performed three occasions, first together with rock-pop singer Elle King for a fun, lively performance of the brand new duet”Drunk (And I Can Not t Go House ).” Lambert, who based pet shelter nonprofit MuttNation, additionally performed alongside record of the year winner Chris Stapleton to get”Maggie’s Song,” a tribute to Stapleton’s puppy who expired 2019.

The performances which aired Sunday were pre-taped at different places in Nashville, Tennessee, such as the Grand Ole Opry House, the Ryman Auditorium and The Bluebird Cafe. Winners, sporting masks, approved awards in real time before small audiences comprising medical and healthcare workers.

Bryan was set to do Sunday but backed out of this series because he tested positive for the coronavirus.

“I am so sorry I couldn’t be there,” he said from Los Angeles. “And to all of my fans around and state radio, we all overlook vacationing. We have missed being on the street with everyone which makes me an entertainer. My bus drivers, my group, my team, what a year. However, to all of the fans and everyone we will be back out on the street doing what we love.”

Morris talked about the taxing season without live audio when she won female musician of the year.

“Really just pleased to be in a class with girls which weren’t able to tour this season, but attracted so much warmth to the match to country music this season. You have inspired me to no conclusion, and even in a year where nobody’s gotten to play with shows, I’ve heard a number of the very best music from most of you this year.

Collaborating onstage was the subject of this awards show, and Morris and hubby Ryan Hurd staged together, finishing with a kiss.

Morris dropped single of this year, where most the nominated songs were played by female musicians.

“We wrote this song about my story and I figure it resonated with everyone,” Pearce said , also thanking busbee, who made the song and expired in late 2019. “Here is the final song my manufacturer worked .”

Another tender moment came after Blanco Brown introduced Old Dominion with bunch of the year. It marked Brown’s first public appearance after enduring substantial accidents in a head-on car crash this past year.

Nevertheless, the whole three-hour series did not go easily. The Grammy-winning duo Dan + Shay performed their most recent hit,”Glad You Exist,” however, the pre-taped minute spelled from sync.

“Apparently there was a audio/video sync problem about the television broadcast,” the duo tweeted. “We are bummed about it, but it happens, particularly when performances are occurring in numerous places.”

Another mishap happened when Martina McBride declared the winner of only of this year.

Pearce and Brice’s”I Hope You’re Happy Now” also won musical event of this entire year, while Barrett was appointed new female performer of the year. Rhett won male artist of the year and Jimmie Allen was appointed new male artist of this year.

Those acts played Sunday, as did Alan Jackson, Lady A, Blake Shelton, Ashley McBryde, Brothers Osborne and Guyton, that gave an abysmal operation of”Hold On” through the series, which she hosted Keith Urban. She had her first kid and became the first Black solo girl nominated for a Grammy in the nation class this season.

Little Big Town additionally performed — as a threesome. The Grammy winners sang”Wine, Beer, Whiskey” without group member Phillip Sweet because he tested positive for COVID-19.

Sweet and Bryan were not the sole nation celebrities missing from the series. Morgan Wallen, whose newest album and singles have discovered significant success on both the country and pop charts, was declared ineligible from the ACMs after he had been caught on camera with a racial slur before this season.