It was an incredible night of performances at the 54th annual CMA Awards on Wednesday, November 11th! I was a huge fan of all of it! It was night to see our favorites performing onstage once again, even if it was on TV and I as sitting at home in my boxers eating chips & salsa.

Here were some of my favorite performances:

Carly Pearce, Charles Kelley – “I Hope You’re Happy Now”

Charles stepped right in for Lee Brice, who tested positive for COVID19 prior to the awards show, and he killed it!

Jon Pardi – “Pickup Man” Joe Diffie Tribute

I loved every second of this! I’m a huge fan of Joe Diffie’s music and it was great to see Jon Pardi and his band look like they were in Diffie’s band back in 1992. Plus, I really want to best friends with Jon Pardi.

Luke Combs – “Cold As You”

Luke Combs is my favorite artist right now and I’m pretty certain if he recorded, “Itsy Bitsy Spider”, it would go all the way to #1 and sell a billion copies.

Chris Stapleton – “Starting Over”

This guy has the best voice in Country Music and it is not even close. I love the song we play on the radio, but I love the single microphone, one guitar, stripped down version of it, too.

To see more performances from the 54th annual CMA Awards, just click here.

Zac Grantham

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