Following her Charlie Daniels’ tribute performance, Ashley McBryde performed her first Top 10 hit single “One Night Standards” on Wednesday, November 11 at the 54th CMA Awards.
“Our first Top 10 and it came at such a good time for us because things were going so well for us and then of course everything went crazy and shut down and for us to get a Top 10 right now, we really needed that,” McBryde said ahead of the performance. “so I think it’s gonna be a nice send off for that single.”
“One Night Standards” is the lead single from McBryde’s sophomore album, Never Will. The track was co-written by McBryde alongside Nicolette Hayford and Shane McAnally, produced by Jay Joyce.
This song will be stuck in our heads all week. What a great #CMAawards performance by @AshleyMcBryde. pic.twitter.com/wu2Kg56yvX
— CMA Country Music (@CountryMusic) November 12, 2020
The 54th Annual CMA Awards also featured performances from Chris Stapleton, Rascal Flatts, Morgan Wallen, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, Luke Combs, Darius Rucker, Eric Church, Jon Pardi, Keith Urban, Jimmie Allen, Ingrid Andress, Little Big Town, Rascal Flatts, Old Dominion and Kelsea Ballerini.
Additionally, the show included star-studded collaborations by Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber, Reba McEntire featuring Darius Rucker, Gabby Barrett and Charlie Puth, Carly Pearce with Charles Kelley as well as Thomas Rhett together with McEntire and Chris Tomlin. The show opener featured an all-star performance from Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne and Ashley McBryde paying tribute to the late Charlie Daniels.
Hosted by Reba McEntire and Darius Rucker, “Country Music’s Biggest Night” aired on Wednesday, November 11 (live 8:00-11:00 PM ET) on ABC.