The votes are in and Luke Combs’ 2019 album What You See Is What You Get has been named the ACM Awards Album of the Year for 2020.
“This album was hell to make but we did it,” Combs reflected from the stage of The Bluebird Cafe.
He went on to thank his label, producer, his fans and his wife, Nicole Hocking Combs.
Other projects up for the title of the Album of the Year were Thomas Rhett’s Center Point Road, Maren Morris’ GIRL, Jon Pardi’s Heartache Medication and Miranda Lambert’s Wildcard.
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.