It’s obviously been a pretty weird year, but you wouldn’t know it by turning on the CMA Awards last night. For the most part, it seemed like they tried to carry on, business as usual. And don’t get me wrong, I’m all for escapism, but there just seemed to be a bit of forced excitement and awkwardness.
The evening picked up steam as it rolled on, but one of the highlights of the show, (aside from Luke Combs going bonkers of Eric’s EOTY win), was Chris and Morgane Stapleton’s acoustic performance of “Starting Over.”
Stripped down to just Chris, Morgane and a guitar, it felt like one of the more authentic moments of the night. No pageantry, no bells and whistles, just letting the music and the message carry the weight.