Luke Combs Shares Touching ‘Better Together’ Performance During ACM Awards

Luke Combs; Courtesy of CBS
Luke Combs; Courtesy of CBS
Luke Combs; Courtesy of CBS

Luke Combs revved up the 55th ACM Awards with a performance of his chart-topping hit “Better Together” live from the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, Tenn.

The piano-driven performance put Combs’ vocals on full display and came as a tribute to his wife, Nicole Hocking Combs.

Combs’ partnered with Ford in support of Guitars 4 Vets, which is an organization that helps veterans cope with post traumatic stress disorder through the healing power of music. Through Ford’s Proud to Honor program, Ford is donating $25,000 wroth of guitars to the Guitars 4 Vets organization around the country to help expand the program and provide more veterans the opportunity to experience the healing power of music.

To make a donation to Guitars 4 Vets you can visit their website. Proud to Honor is the military initiative by Ford Motor Company to raise awareness, strengthen existing programs and create an even more meaningful connection with our service members.  For more information, please visit fordproudtohonor.com.

“Better Together” was inspired by Combs’ then-fiancée Nicole Hocking, of whom he just married in August.

Combs’ is also nominated for three ACM Awards including Album Of The Year, Male Artist Of The Year and Entertainer Of The Year. 

The 55th Academy of Country Music Awards also featured performances from Jimmie Allen, Gabby Barrett, Kane Brown, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Dan + Shay, 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, Keith Urban with P!nk, Morgan Wallen and Trisha Yearwood.

The 2020 ACM Awards took place in Music City for the first time ever. The three-hour show took place at three iconic venues: Grand Ole Opry House, Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium and The Bluebird Cafe.

Hosted by Keith Urban, the star-studded event aired 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.