Thomas Rhett and Carrie Underwood Tie For ACM Awards Entertainer of the Year Title

Thomas Rhett And Carrie Underwood; Photo by Brent Harrington/CBS
Thomas Rhett And Carrie Underwood; Photo by Brent Harrington/CBS

Well, we did not see this one coming! Thomas Rhett and Carrie Underwood tied for the ACM Awards’ top honor of Entertainer of the Year.

It appears that this is a first in ACM Awards history.

Rhett took to the Grand Ole Opry House stage to accept the honor.

“Thank you to the Lord Jesus Christ,” he began, and went on to thank his wife and daughters for their support.

When Rhett left the stage, Underwood appeared with a giant smile on her face.

“Thank you, God so much. All Glory, Glory to God,” she gushed.

Appearing emotional, Underwood thanked her team and fans for their support.

“I am more than happy to share this with Thomas Rhett,” she said.

The Oklahoma native also gave a shout out to the other nominees Luke Bryan, Eric Church and Luke Combs.

The 55th Academy of Country Music Awards 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.

15-time ACM Award-winner Keith 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.