Black Opry’s ACM Awards Highlights

It was a long night full of performances and appearances from some of the biggest names in country. But there were a few names that we here at Black Opry were particularly excited about.


Mickey Guyton was stunning and a complete natural as the first ever Black woman to host the ACM Awards. Guyton was flawless and didn’t skip a beat. In addition to hosting she delivered her second, career defining performance of the year, debuting self-written song titled “Hold On.”


Another very exciting appearance for us here at Black Opry was The War & Treaty!  Their performance of U2’s “Pride (In The Name of Love” with Dierks Bentley  set Twitter ablaze. Everyone is asking for more of the husband and wife duo and we are hoping that the industry heeds the call and puts them front and center.



In her second performance on the ACM stage, Cece Winans joined Carrie Underwood for a soul touching medley of gospel hymns that no doubt left jaws across the country on the floor.


“New Male Artist of the Year” winner, Jimmie Allen, got a friendly surprise when Brad Paisley drove into town and joined him on stage to perform their brand new duet “Freedom Was A Highway”.


In addition to winning Video of the year for Worldwide Beautiful”, Kane gave a great performance of the single “Famous Friends” with Chris Young. 

Darius Rucker, who we are always glad to see, also made a short appearance as a presenter.


For a full review of the 56th Academy of Country Music Awards, head over to Country Queer.

Kane Brown

Kane Brown is a country favorite. With a voice dripped in Southern charm, and love songs that will no doubt stand the test of time, it’s easy to see why Brown quickly rose to to stardom.


After acquiring a viral following in 2015 for the cover songs he frequently posted on Facebook, he  released his first single, “Used To Love You Sober.” 


Brown has released two full length albums, self titled “Kane Brown” in 2016, and “Experiment” in 2018.”


Brown has been nominated for multiple ACM, CMT, Billboard Music, and American Music awards. His wins include Favorite Country Male Artist and the 2018 American Music Awards and Male Video of the year at the 2019 CMT Music Awards.