Carly Pearce and Lee Brice took home yet another ACM Award for “I Hope You’re Happy Now,” clinching the title of Single of the Year on Sunday evening (April 18).
The superstars took the stage to accept the honor together at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry House and were overcome with joy over the news.
“I love country music more than anything in the whole world,” Pearce gushed. She went on to thank her co-writers and Brice for joining her on the song.
“We wrote this song about my story, and I guess it resonated with everybody,” she said.
Brice thanked his wife and team for their support and sweetly thanked Carly for inviting him to join her on the chart-topping track.
“God puts people in your lives…He puts people like you in my life and lets things like this happen,” he said. “Thank you, Carly.”
Pearce and Brice previously took home the ACM Award for Music Event of the Year, which was revealed just days ahead of the show.
Single Of The Year is awarded to the artist(s), producer(s) and record label(s).
Also nominated for ACM Single of the Year were Miranda Lambert’s “Bluebird,” Gabby Barrett’s “I Hope,” Ingrid Andress’ “More Hearts Than Mine” and Maren Morris’ “The Bones.”
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, Carly Pearce and Lee Brice, 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.