While the ACM Awards have been pushed back to September 16th, the academy decided to host a two hour special in its place. ACM Presents: Our Country was hosted by Gayle King with performances from Kelsea Ballerini, Carrie Underwood, Brandi Carlile and more on Sunday, April 5th. The songs brought hope in a time of uncertainty and a few of the artists added words of encouragement too.
"I know it's not exactly how we pictured this going, but what a time for music." Kelsea Ballerini
"Lean into your music... let that heal you, music is medicine." Miranda Lambert
"Here's what I know, I have hope and you should have hope. We will gather again." Eric Church
"Just remember though, we're not really alone. We are alone together, And that is exactly how we're gonna get through this mess." Carrie Underwood
"Together we are stronger and I promise you we will get through this." Keith Urban