Darius Rucker brought “Beers & Sunshine” to the 54th annual CMA Awards on Wednesday (Nov. 11), the country superstar was joined by his full band.
“Beers & Sunshine” is the lead single from Rucker’s forthcoming new album of which details of have yet to be announced.
The feel-good track was co-written by Rucker alongside producer Ross Copperman and Josh Osborne and J.T. Harding during a physically distanced Zoom writing session. The song is all about living in the moment and shutting out the negativity and in times like these, it couldn’t be more relevant.
Lady A was originally slated to perform “Beers & Sunshine” with Rucker during the awards show but unfortunately an immediate family member of group tested positive for COVID-19.
The 54th Annual CMA Awards also featured performances from Chris Stapleton, Rascal Flatts, Darius Rucker, Morgan Wallen, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, Luke Combs, 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, Thomas Rhett together with McEntire and Chris Tomlin. The show opener featured an all-star performance from Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne, Jenee Fleenor 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.