The CMA 2020 Awards begin with a tribute to Charlie Daniels

The CMA 2020 Awards begin with a tribute to Charlie Daniels

The CMA Music Awards is here.

The show began Wednesday afternoon with a tribute to the singer of “Devil Went Down to Georgia” Charlie Daniels, with some artists such as the Osbourne brothers, Ashley McBryde and Jason Aldean all performing to pay tribute to Daniels, who passed away in July.

Co-hosts Reba McEntire and Darius Rucker then took the stage. The couple addressed the coronavirus: “It’s wonderful to be anywhere,” said McEntire, 65. the star’s friend, Rex Lynn, also got a voice when introducing the hosts.

Reba McEntire and Darius Rucker host the 2020 CMA. (Alysse Gafkjen via Getty Images)

The first prize, single of the year, was awarded to Maren Morris for “The Bones”. “I just had a baby 8 months ago, so going out is a victory in itself,” joked Morris, 30. He also won song of the year for the hit.

Morgan Wallen performed “More Than My Hometown” and Gabby Barrett, along with Charlie Puth, performed “I Hope”.

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CMAs continue Nashville, Ten., but the exaggeration is not transmitted from her normal home at Bridgestone Arena and instead has been relocated opposite the more intimate Music City Center.

Maren Morris took home the show's first two on-air awards. (ABC via Getty Images) MAREN MORRIS

Maren Morris took home the show’s first two on-air awards. (ABC via Getty Images) MAREN MORRIS

Other high-profile performances include Morris, Rascal Flatts and Eric Church

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This year’s Lifetime Achievement Award will be given to Charley Pride, who has had great success in the industry since the 1960s. His hits include “Mountain of Love”, “Roll on Mississippi” and “Kiss and Angel Good Mornin”. ‘. “

Fox News’ Nate Day contributed to this report

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