ACM Awards 2020: Old Dominion takes home Group of the Year award, fans call it a 'well deserved' win
Originally scheduled for April 5, the award ceremony airs live from three iconic country music venues including Grand Ole Opry House, Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium and The Bluebird Cafe
The 55th Annual ACM Awards, which took place today, September 16, couldn’t see the who’s who of the music industry and Hollywood gather to honor and celebrate some of the finest works of notable artists due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. However, despite the coronavirus-induced restrictions and inconvenience, the annual music event, hosted by first-time host Keith Urban, was held live from Nashville, Tennessee.
The award ceremony was scheduled to air on April 5 this year but was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Among the many nominations and winners, the Group of the Year award was bagged by the five-member band, Old Dominion. The American country music band was formed in Nashville, Tennessee. The band consists of Matthew Ramsey, Trevor Rosen, Whit Sellers, Geoff Sprung, and Brad Tursi. Fans took to Twitter to weigh in on the news, with many expressing happiness over the band's win. One person tweeted, "Kudos to Old Dominion that keeps on coming back on stage with their face masks on. I love you guys you rule." Another one wrote, "Good job to them." Another one wrote, "Song of the Year. Group of the Year.... Congrats, @OldDominion." Another user tweeted, "You guys deserve those wins! Love you guys. Was so bummed the concert was canceled."
Kudos to Old Dominion that keeps on coming back on stage with their face masks on. I love you guys you rule 😷— Deb Meissner ♥️☮♥️ (@dgm2) September 17, 2020
You guys deserve those wins! Love you guys. Was so bummed the concert was canceled.— Lorie Phillips (@LoriePh23962470) September 17, 2020
Another person tweeted,"Big Congrats to you all! So well deserved." Another one tweeted, "They already won the #ACM for Song Of The Year and now @OldDominion has won the ACM Award for Group Of The Year! #ACMawards." Others nominated in the category included Lady A, Little Big Town, Midland, and The Highwomen.
Big Congrats to you all! So well deserved— Cheryl Ford (@okayinok) September 17, 2020
The event witnessed some breathtaking performances by Taylor Swift, Kelsea Ballerini, Gabby Barrett, Riley Green, Maren Morris, Old Dominion, Thomas Rhett featuring Jon Pardi and Tenille Townes, who performed at the Ryman. Jimmie Allen, Luke Combs, Miranda Lambert featuring songwriters Natalie Hemby and Luke Dick, and Tim McGraw who took the stage by storm at The Bluebird and Kane Brown, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Mickey Guyton, Taylor Swift and Morgan Wallen performed from the Opry.
The award ceremony aired live from three iconic country music venues including Grand Ole Opry House, Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium, and The Bluebird Cafe. It is being broadcast live from 8 pm to 11 pm on CBS Television Network. It can also be streamed on-demand on CBS All Access. Check the complete list of winners here.