AceShowbiz - Several country artists took the stage at the 2021 Country Music Awards on Tuesday, November 10. On the big night for country stars, among those who offered stunning performances for audience at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena as well as at home were Carrie Underwood and Jason Aldean.
The iconic duo joined forces for a performance of their song "If I Didn't Love You". For the powerful performance, Carrie looked amazing in a a tulle skirt. Meanwhile, Jason opted for an all-black outfit.
Eric Church then brought out a fiery performance with his "Heart on Fire" performance. The crooner belted the song while setting the stage ablaze. Further making the performance mesmerizing, Eric brought his and his backup singer Joanna Cotten's fiery wailing and scorching guitar solo to the forefront of the performance.
This year's CMA Awards was especially memorable for Miranda Lambert as she celebrated her 38th birthday that night. The singer, who attended the event with husband Brendan McLoughlin, took the stage by performing a killer rendition of her greatest hits, includng "Kerosene", "Mama's Broken Heart", "Bluebird", "Little Red Wagon" and "Gunpowder & Lead".
"I am opening the show this year, so I can't tell you much other than that. Some surprises," the Casa Rosa owner, who was is nominated for Entertainer of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year and Musical Event of the Year this year, said on Monday, November 8, in a CMAs video. "I'm also done at 7:05 P.M., so I get to sit and enjoy my night, which is amazing."
As for Blake Shelton, he perfectly flaunted his gritty side with his performance that night. While rocking an all-black ensemble, the 45-year-old singer hit the stage to perform his single "Come Back as a Country Boy" during the ceremony. He opted for a stormy backdrop for the performance.
Hosted by Luke Bryan, the 2021 CMA Awards saw Chris Stapleton as the biggest winner. The "Starting Over" singer took home awards for Single of the Year, Song of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year as well as Album of the Year.