Luke Combs Delivers Heartfelt Performance Of ‘Better Together’ at 2020 Billboard Music Awards

Luke Combs; Photo by: Christopher Polk/NBC
Luke Combs; Photo by: Christopher Polk/NBC
Luke Combs; Photo by: Christopher Polk/NBC

Luke Combs performed his new single, “Better Together,” on Wednesday (Oct. 14) at the Billboard Music Awards, live from Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, CA.

Combs took to the Dolby Theatre stage to perform the song with just himself and a pianist, allowing his stunning vocals to steal the show. The country superstar shocked fans as he appeared onstage without his signature ball cap that he typically wears during his live shows. He also sported a suit, showing off a nice, polished look.

“Better Together” is a track from Combs’ 2019 chart-topping album, What You See Is What You Get. The song will also appear on the deluxe edition of the project, What You See Ain’t Always What You Get, which is slated to be released on October 23.

“The performance is really great. It’s just me and a piano, which is a little bit different than people are used to seeing than me and the guys,” Combs said ahead of his performance. “It’s been a weird year for everybody I think, not getting to play has been really stressful but just being able to be out here regardless of there being a crowd or not, obviously would prefer there to be a crowd here but just any chance to get up there, I’m here to welcome that opportunity.”

Following his performance, Combs accepted the award for Top Country Artist, marking his second consecutive year to win the award.

The 2020 Billboard Music Awards also featured performances from Kane Brown and Garth Brooks as well as Demi Lovato, Post Malone, BTS, Alicia Keys, Doja Cat, Sia and more. The Billboard Music Awards are produced by Dick Clark Productions. Amy Thurlow, Mark Bracco, Barry Adelman, Linda Gierahn, Kelly Clarkson and Robert Deaton are executive producers.

Hosted by Kelly Clarkson, the star-studded event aired on Wednesday, October 14 (live 8:00-11:00 PM ET/delayed PT) on NBC.

The 2020 Billboard Music Awards were originally scheduled to take place in Las Vegas on Wednesday, April 29, but were forced to be postponed due to the ongoing pandemic.