AceShowbiz - Little Big Town performed their newest hit "Better Man" at the 2016 CMA Awards on Wednesday, November 2. The country quartet transformed the stage into a hay field with wheat waving at their feet during performance.
On Tuesday, "Better Man" made headlines when Little Big Town revealed the songwriter was Taylor Swift. "She sent us this song, and it was one that was really special to her," LBT's Karen Fairchild said, "She thought of us because of the harmonies. She's never pitched a song to anyone before, and the minute we heard it, we were like 'Man, that is a song that we're going to cut.' "
Hosts Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley took a jab at the current presidential election during their monologue. They sang, "The race is on, it's on every single channel and it's making my head spin/ We're so freakin' sick of politics, we don't even care who wins/ Hey, won't it be refreshing instead of the election to watch us all singing up here?/ Can you believe a bunch of hillbilly singers been doing this for 50 years?"
Couple Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood performed a classic hit medley including Nancy Sinatra's "Jackson", Crystal Gayle's "Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue", Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty's "Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man", and Keith Whitley's "Don't Close Your Eyes".
Tim McGraw, meanwhile, belted out "Humble and Kind" with a group of kids in robes holding votive candles.