Carly Pearce and Lee Brice delivered a show-stopping performance their chart-topping hit single “I Hope You’re Happy Now” during the 2021 ACM Awards on Sunday, April 18.
“I’m so excited to hit the stage but also so excited to finally get to sing this song with Lee,” Pearce explained ahead of her and Brice’s performance. Later adding, “this performance – the reason I chose Lee to sing this song – is because I’m such a fan of him as a singer. This song is a true duet and vocal moment and we’re going to make it all about the vocal.”
"I Hope You're Happy Now" that @carlypearce & @leebrice brought the house down with their showstopping #ACMawards performance! 👏 Turn on @CBS or @paramountplus now and don't miss any more of the show! pic.twitter.com/3J8TUMwrIs
— ACM Awards (@ACMawards) April 19, 2021
Ahead of the awards show, Pearce and Brice’s duet was named Music Event Of The Year. The superstar pairing are also up for Single Of The Year for “I Hope You’re Happy Now.” Pearce is also nominated for Female Artist Of The Year.
The 56th ACM Awards also featured performances from Brothers Osborne, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay, Mickey Guyton, Alan Jackson, Thomas Rhett, Blake Shelton, Chris Stapleton, Lady A, Ashley McBryde, Keith Urban, Gabby Barrett, Jimmie Allen, Little Big Town and more.
Additionally, the show included star-studded collaborations by Dierks Bentley feat. The War And Treaty, Miranda Lambert with Jack Ingram and Jon Randall, Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd, Chris Young feat. Kane Brown, as well as Carrie Underwood & CeCe Winans. The show opener featured the live debut of Elle King and Miranda Lambert’s duet, “Drunk (And I Don’t Want To Go Home).”
Co-hosted by Keith Urban and Mickey Guyton, the 2021 ACM Awards took place in Music City for the second consecutive year. The three-hour awards show took place at three iconic Nashville venues, including Grand Ole Opry House, Ryman Auditorium and The Bluebird Cafe. The awards show aired on Sunday, April 18 (live 8:00-11:00 PM ET) on CBS Television Network and were also streamed live on CBS All Access.