Chris Young and Kane Brown performed “Famous Friends” for the first time ever with a full band during the 2021 ACM Awards on Sunday, April 18.
The country superstars teamed up for an energy-filled performance of the chart-climbing single, live from The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee.
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Ahead of the awards show, Brown won the ACM for Video Of The Year with his unifying music video for “Worldwide Beautiful,” making history as the first black solo artist to win the award. The singer is also nominated for Album Of The Year for his latest project, Mixtape Vol. 1.
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, 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.