The 55th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards took place in Nashville with both Carrie Underwood and Thomas Rhett winning Entertainer of the Year in a historic tie. The event followed strict social distancing guidelines, with performances taking place in various venues without fans. Some performances were pre-taped, and there was a small red carpet event. Other big winners included Blake Shelton, Maren Morris, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay, Old Dominion, and Miranda Lambert. The show aimed to bring back the live television experience and featured performances from iconic Nashville stages.