The star-studded event kicked off from Nashville, 天恩, Wednesday evening with a performance by Lady A. The trio was joined onstage by Carly Pearce and Lindsay Ell.
Ell stepped in after Gabby Barrett bowed out, 引用 “personal circumstances.”
Cameras then took viewers to a farm where Chris Stapleton performed “Arkansas.”
Following the two performances, hosts Kane Brown and Kelsea Ballerini took the stage. “After this year … I’m thirsty for a great party,” 布朗说.