Blake Shelton’s massive hit “God’s Country” took home the title of ACM Single of the Year at the 55th Academy of Country Music Awards.
Shelton, who was in Los Angeles, appeared on the show to deliver his acceptance speech after Cam presented him with the award from the stage of the Grand Ole Opry House.
“Holy Cow! Single fo the year? This is a complete shock and an absolute honor,” the superstar gushed.
He went on thank his longtime producer, Scott Hendricks, as well as his record label, his management team and country radio for “playing the crap” out of the song.
After thanking his fans, he also shared his gratitude for his girlfriend, Gwen Stefani for encouraging him and being his inspiration.
Also nominated for ACM Single of the Year were Old Dominion’s “One Man Band,” Kacey Musgraves’ “Rainbow,” Lee Brice’s “Rumor” and Lady A’s “What If I Never Get Over You.”
The 55th Academy of Country Music Awards also featured performances from Jimmie Allen, Kelsea Ballerini, Gabby Barrett, Kane Brown, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay, Keith featuring P!nk, Florida Georgia Line, Riley Green, Mickey Guyton, Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, Maren Morris, Old Dominion, Thomas Rhett featuring Jon Pardi, Blake Shelton with Gwen Stefani, Taylor Swift, Tenille Townes, Carrie Underwood, Morgan Wallen and Trisha Yearwood.
The 2020 ACM Awards took place in Music City for the first time ever. The three-hour show broadcasted from three iconic venues: Grand Ole Opry House, Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium and The Bluebird Cafe.
The reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year and 15-time ACM Award-winner, Urban also hosted the star-studded event, which broadcasted on Wednesday, September 16 (live 8:00-11:00 PM ET/delayed PT) on CBS Television Network, and streamed live and on-demand on CBS All Access.